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“Great venue for jazz and chamber music”
Review of Southern Theater

Southern Theater
Ranked #45 of 151 things to do in Columbus
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Owner description: A Victorian-era theater now used for Broadway shows.
Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great venue for jazz and chamber music”
Reviewed 5 April 2014

Warm, intimate setting. Good acoustics. Easy to get to and from. We go there for the Columbus Jazz Orchestra and the ProMusica performances.

Visited April 2014
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Columbus, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Southern Theater”
Reviewed 6 February 2014

This is a forgotten theater that has been refurbished. The theater is so well built that you do not have to have a microphone to project your voice from the stage. At one time this theater has held such musicians as John Phillip Suza and his band to vaudeville productions that were on tour.

Visited November 2013
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Columbus, Ohio, United States
Level 6 Contributor
275 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“They missed it by that much . . .”
Reviewed 24 October 2013

When CAPA took over the Southern Theatre, I was really excited. Finally Columbus was going to get another beautifully restored theatre downtown. Well, they did and they didn't. The lobby is fairly non-existent, and the bathrooms, though nicely modernized are not exactly easy to find. They did a lovely job restoring the auditorium, until you start examining the seating closely. A number of the seats on the main floor, which are comfortable and nicely spaced are already broken. The loge seems to be in better shape, but the balcony is dreadful. the seats are small and way to close to together. I am not a tall man (5'10") yet my knees have to be angles to avoid be mashed into the seat back in front of me. Also, there is absolutely no air circulation in the balcony. No matter the weather, the balcony becomes over hated and the air becomes stale very quickly. It is too bad, because they spent a lot of money on this little jewel of a theatre.

Visited July 2013
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Columbus, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Best Theater In Columbus”
Reviewed 16 August 2013

Fantastic Acoustics and great sight lines. This is the perfect size theater. I wish they had more concert here.

Visited September 2012
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Columbus, Ohio
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“There is no bad seat at the Southern Theater”
Reviewed 30 July 2013

An intimate, acoustically perfect theater, showing smaller venues of plays, musical groups, jazz orchestra, dancing, etc. And there is no seat where the sound isn't perfect. Even in the highest level balcony.

Visited July 2013
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