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Located in bustling Over-the-Rhine, just next to Washington Park and Music Hall, historic Memorial Hall is a rejuvenated Cincinnati treasure. Come join us for a good time!
Memorial Hall is conveniently located in the heart of the revitalized arts district of Over-the-Rhine. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978, this exquisite venue overlooks Washington Park, and is neighbor to Music Hall, the Transept, the School for Creative and Performing Arts, and soon-to-be completed new home of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.
Designed by Samuel Hannaford & Sons, the hall features marble staircases adorned with intricate wrought iron that lead to the 556-seat proscenium theater, dubbed the Annie W. and Elizabeth M. Anderson Theater. Exceptional acoustics, decorative murals and Tiffany chandeliers enhance this historic performance space, completed with stenciled murals by Francis Pedretti. Memorial Hall offers an elegant setting for performances and unique spaces for social and business events.
Built in 1908 by the Grand Army of the Republic, the Hamilton County Memorial Building stands as a monument to the Cincinnati veterans of the Spanish-American War and the U.S. Civil War.
Clement Barnhorn, a locally prominent sculptor, carved six figures above the exterior doors, each wearing a military uniform representing forces from the Revolutionary War through the Spanish American War.
Memorial Hall also houses a special collection of artwork and artifacts of local civic and military history. More than thirty pieces are on display throughout the building, including the storied wreath that adorned Abraham Lincoln's casket when it passed through Columbus, Ohio. Other pieces previously on display are under the care of the Hamilton County Public Library and the Cincinnati Museum Center.
The basement, first and second floors of Memorial Hall are fully accessible via the patron elevator on the north side of the building, which may be entered on the street level. The stage is also accessible via the Hall's new production elevator, accessible from the basement, Grant Street, and the first floor.
In addition, the Annie W. and Elizabeth M. Anderson Theater is equipped with a number of wheelchair/scooter-accessible seating locations. For additional information on accessible seating, please contact the Box Office at (513) 977.8838.