Cincinnati Music Hall: Architectural, Lighting and Surplus Items Available for Public Sale

caa_music-hall-tag-sale-logoCincinnati, OH – Select architectural, lighting, and surplus items from Cincinnati Music Hall will be made available for the public to purchase at a sale coordinated by the Wooden Nickel Antiques– Cincinnati’s leader in architectural recycling and Music Hall’s neighbor in Over-the-Rhine.  An inventory of items and other sale details will be available at beginning this Friday, October 28.

A ticketed, “early-bird” pre-sale event is scheduled for Friday, November 11 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Wooden Nickel Antiques’ warehouse at 1515 Central Parkway. Tickets are $25 and go on sale Friday, October 28 at 10:00 AM at, (513) 621-ARTS [2787], and the Aronoff Center Ticket Office. Tickets will also be available at the event.

An open public sale is scheduled for the following dates/times (no ticket or admission fee is required for these dates):

  • Saturday, November 12, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, November 13, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Monday-Friday, November 14-18, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Saturday, November 19, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, November 20,  10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Following the closure of Music Hall this past May for extensive renovations, portraits, statues, artworks, and many other items were moved into storage prior to the early demolition phase of the project. While the theater’s most recognizable artifacts will be reincorporated into Music Hall, many other items, including theater and box seats, gilt mirrors, aluminum chairs from Music Hall’s ballroom, benches, decorative hardware, poster displays, and lighting fixtures are surplus to the Music Hall project and will be made available to the general public in support of the renovation of this historic Cincinnati landmark.

Other items have found or will find new homes. The SORG Opera House in Middletown ( has already received and installed several hundred of Music Hall’s auditorium seats. The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s new Otto M. Budig Theater (under construction down the street from Music Hall at 12th and Elm Streets – will display the carved figures of “Comedy and Tragedy” originally salvaged from Cincinnati’s National Theater, which in the 1800s showcased America’s preeminent Shakespearean actors.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Society for the Preservation of Music Hall, a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization founded to preserve, promote, improve, and provide education about Music Hall.

Leave a comment

Filed under Events, On Stage

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.