Cincinnati, 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 http://www.woodennickelantiques.net/music-hall 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 http://www.CincinnatiArts.org, (513) 621-ARTS , 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 (www.sorgoperahouse.org) 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 – www.cincyshakes.com) 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.