• At the heart of the great success of this venue is the ability to serve the function of theater production well. Easy access for the staff, equipment and performers means that the process of moving a show into the facility goes smoothly and efficiently. The number of productions that look forward to returning to this facility is a tribute to both the ease of the process and the cost savings that result. We couldn't ask for more.

    Janet Taylor
    Vice President/General Manager of Cincinnati Arts Association

Ohio Building Authority / Aronoff Center


Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Size: 215,000 SF/New Construction
Program Elements:
2,719-Seat “Broadway House” Theater, 437-Seat Theater, 150 Seat Black-Box Theater, Gallery Exhibition Spaces, Gift Shops, Ticket Office, Administration and Operations Offices

The Aronoff Center for the Arts is located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati and consists of three very distinct performance spaces:
o    The Procter & Gamble Hall seats 2,719, with a fully equipped stage, state-of-the-art sound and lighting and a beautiful ceiling studded with 3,000 fiber optic lenses that create a starlight effect. Excellent sight lines and comfortable seating add to the enjoyment of any event.
o    The Jarson-Kaplan Theater is a 437-seat, with a dramatic ceiling featuring 2,700 fiber optic lights.  The theater is a perfect setting for small and medium-sized performances or meetings.
o    The Fifth Third Bank Theater is a studio theater which seats up to 150, and can be configured for a wide variety of functions from theater to dinners and dances for up to 180.

GBBN Architects in collaboration with Pelli Clarke Pelli.