5 facts about Columbus Symphony’s riverfront concert venue proposal

Read the latest news and updates about the Columbus Symphony’s plans to build a concert venue along the Scioto River.

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How do you feel about a 200,000 sqft along the riverfront? | Rendering by AECOM

“Go big, or go home.”

We’re guessing that’s the motto for the Columbus Symphony, which submitted plans for a $275 million concert venue along the Scioto River. Here’s are five fast facts you need to know about this massive project:

  1. The concert hall would be 200,000 sqft.
  2. It would feature a main hall with 1,600 seats + a community theater with 500 seats.
  3. Officials hope to break ground in September 2025 and open the venue by June 2028.
  4. The current price tag is an estimate, but officials are hopeful to raise those funds through philanthropy, grants, and bonds.
  5. The venue would be open year-round with shows, concerts, and musicals.

Now we’re shining the spotlight on you. Do you want to see a new concert venue along the riverfront? Let us know.