The Cincinnati Arts Association is a not-for-profit organization, founded in 1992, that manages two of the area’s most prominent performance venues, the Aronoff Center for the Arts and Music Hall. CAA presents a wide array of performing events in music, dance and theater during its Presenting Season, also featuring the work of local and regional artists in the Weston Art Gallery, located in the Aronoff Center. Over a dozen local performing arts companies are resident in the Association’s various venues, including the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Opera, and the Contemporary Dance Theatre.
The Education Department at the Cincinnati Arts Association presents programs aimed at developing a lasting and diverse appreciation for the arts in local youth, including over 30 in-school performances per year. Additionally, the Overture Awards are given each year to outstanding young students of the performing arts, and a solo competition offers scholarships and training in creative writing, dance, instrumental music, vocal music, theater, and/or visual art.
Cincinnati Arts Association Information
- Other Venues: Music Hall, 1241 Elm Street
- Public Transportation: Good (accessible by a number of public bus routes)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good at both the Aronoff Center and Music Hall
- Performances/Programs: A wide variety of performances and presentations (approximately 40 productions per season, many featuring multiple performances) of music, theater, dance, comedy and spoken word, in addition to the activities of over a dozen resident companies
- Ticket Prices: Vary widely ($7-80) depending on event and seating choice. Discounts for students and seniors available at some events
- Subscriptions/Membership: Individual membership starts at $100/year; benefits include advance event notice and ticket purchase options, discounts to CAA Presenting shows, and more.