MainStage Theatre Information

Directions, Parking and More

Directions and Parking

Unless otherwise specified, all Children's Theatre of Cincinnati performances take place at The Taft Theatre, which is conveniently located at the corner of 5th & Sycamore Streets in downtown Cincinnati.

From the North


Take I-71 South to the Reading Road/Gilbert Avenue exit. Follow Reading Road to Sycamore Street and turn left. Follow Sycamore Street south to 5th Street.
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Take I-75 South to the 5th Street exit. Go east on 5th Street to Sycamore.

From the South


Take I-75 North to the 5th Street exit. Go east on 5th Street to Sycamore.

Via Public Transportation

Get route and schedule information online from Metro or TANK.

Parking Options

  • Broadway Garage: 310 Broadway
  • Queen City Square Garage: 301 East Fourth Street
  • Chiquita Building Garage: on Sycamore Street, between 5th and 6th Streets
  • Chem Med Garage: on Main Street, between 4th and 5th Streets
  • Sycamore Garage: on Sycamore Street, between 4th and 5th Streets
  • There is an outdoor parking lot on the corner of Fifth and Broadway
  • Underground parking at Fountain Square
  • Limited street parking is available along 5th Street, Sycamore Street and Broadway

Please note you WILL need to pay parking meters on Saturdays.

During Cincinnati Reds and Cincinnati Bengals home games as well as US Bank Arena events, parking is traditionally more difficult to find. Please give yourself additional time before the show begins to secure a parking spot.

For information about other attractions downtown, visit http://www.downtowncincinnati.com/ and http://cincinnatiusa.com/

Accessibility information

Wheelchair and/or Special Needs Seating

Please remember there is no elevator in the Taft Theatre. For wheelchair/special needs seating for our public performances, please call 513.569.8080 x10.

For our school performances, please indicate the number of wheelchair and/or special needs accessible seats you need on your school order form. Accessible seating is limited and cannot be guaranteed unless reserved in writing.  For questions, please call Pam Young at 513.569.8080 x13.

My school group will have at least one student that requires handicap accessible seating. Will our entire group be seated on the floor together to accommodate this need?

We will always assign students and adult patrons with special needs seating on the orchestra floor allowing for a care-giver or other student to be seated with them if they are age appropriate. For groups including more than one patron with multiple disabilities, they will be seated on the floor but may be separated into various accessible seating. Special needs seating is distributed throughout the theatre and not located in just one section.

*Requiring special needs seating for select students does not guarantee orchestra floor seating for your entire school group.

We have autistic students in our school group for our upcoming field trip. How does the Children’s Theatre assign seating for patrons with autism?

We make every effort to seat school groups including autistic patrons near exits for easy access to the surrounding hallways and the lobby if an individual become restless. Feel free to use the nearest exit to wait in one of the hallways or the lobby of the theatre until the show has concluded.

ASL Performances

Typically, our first public Saturday performances at 2:00 PM will be signed for the hearing-impaired. Please confirm on a show-by-show basis by checking the production's web page or calling the Box Office at 513.569.8080 x10.

School performances on Tuesdays at 12:30 PM are signed for hearing-impaired students. If your group cannot attend this performance and requires an interpreter, then your school may provide one for you. Please notify us in advance so that we may arrange appropriate seating for your group and the interpreter. For more information contact Pam Young at 513.569.8080 x13.

Costume and Set Rentals

For information on costume rentals, please email Roderick Justice.

For information on set rentals, please email David Centers.

For information on prop rentals, please email Jenn Picone.