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Southern Theatre

Photo from the Columbus Metropolitan Library collection.
Columbus Association for Performing Arts
21-23 E Main St
Columbus OH 43215
(614) 340-9698

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Record #9956  
 Opened: September 21, 1896
Capacity: 1723 seats
Architect(s): Dauben, Krumm & Riebel; Menno G Detweiler
Architectural Style(s):
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Current Organ: none
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Information for this tour was contributed by Columbus Metropolitan Library.

The Southern Theatre opened September 21, 1896, and was acclaimed for its acoustics and unique lighting system. The theater closed in April, 1979, but was reopened September 26, 1998 after extensive renovation by the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts. The theatre was designed by the Columbus architectural firm of Dauben, Krumm, and Riebel.

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Circa 1951 photos from the Columbus Metropolitan Library collection.

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Circa 1951

Circa 1903 photos from the Columbus Metropolitan Library collection.

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Circa 1903

Photos from the Columbus Metropolitan Library collection.

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Lobby and entrance

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Mid-1970s Bruce Lee ...


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Last featured 2002-12-27. Last edited 3/5/2014.

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