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This modern, state-of-the-art theater has reason to boast. Great architecture, superb sound quality and special seating arrangements for the hearing impaired make it an enjoyable experience for both the young and the old. Check out the awe-inspiring 21 foot high chandelier within the magnificent interiors. Past performers include Kenny G, Liza Minnelli and John Denver. Tickets are also available online. Ample parking is available, too.
Boasting of a century-old history, the Southern Theatre is a huge entertainment space that has been entertaining art enthusiasts from the time it opened its doors in 1896. Since its inception, the theater has been hosting a plethora of events including plays, comedies, dramas, silent movies, dance shows, concerts, live performances and community events. After its restoration in 1998, this jewel box-style theater was offered a huge seating capacity of 925. Apart from that, it also features an advanced lighting and sound system that accentuates every live act that takes place here.
The Lincoln Theatre is a historic event venue established in 1928. It can accommodate over 500 guests and has hosted a number of versatile performances since its inception. From plays, concerts to cultural events, galas and more, The Lincoln Theatre is at the center of city's entertainment. If you are an aficionado of performing arts then make sure you look up the calender of events happening at The Lincoln Theatre. Columbus Children's Theatre, Jazz Arts Group and The Ohio State University Department of Theatre are some of the many respectable groups that call The Lincoln Theatre their home.
The King Arts Complex is the anchor of a small African American community east of downtown Columbus. Here, performing arts troupes from a wide variety of disciplines come to entertain the people. Over the course of the year, a varied program of music, dance, theater, discussion, workshops, luncheons, art openings and more keep the place humming. Special attention is paid to African roots, religion and jazz. See website for full calendar.
Named for its benefactor, Victoria's Secret magnate Les Wexner, the Wexner Center for the Arts is a self-contained monument to everything artistic. It houses a venue for every type of art imaginable, and the place itself is a work of art in terms of architecture, landscaping and interior design. There are world-class facilities for film and video screenings, gallery exhibitions, concerts and all manner of performing art. Look for a varied schedule of programming, including performances by renowned musicians like She & Him and Robert Forster, as well as retrospective exhibitions like Andy Warhol: Other Voices, Other Rooms, and even screenings of cinematic masterpieces such as Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds.