Arts, Music & Entertainment in Columbus

Arts, Music & Entertainment in ColumbusDiscover the hottest ticket in Columbus for arts, entertainment, and music. Our list makes sure you're in line to be seated at premier venues and shows in the capital city. From entertainment poised for the performing arts, to standing room only live action concerts and sporting events, our list features the best of the best.

Nationwide Arena
Entertainment junkies hang out at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus. The state-of-the-art, $150 million arena is the home to the National Hockey League's Columbus Blue Jackets, the National Lacrosse League's Columbus Landsharks, and host to a wide variety of world-class entertainment events like performances by Rascal Flatts and Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band.

Address: 200 W Nationwide Blvd., Columbus, OH 43215 - MAP
Phone: (614) 246-2000
Web: www.nationwidearena.com

Actor's Theatre Company of Columbus
How can you not love free Shakespeare performed in the park? The Actors' Theatre Company of Columbus is an award-winning theatrical arts troupe that performs classic Shakespearean fair at the capital city's historic Schiller Park. Be sure to bring a blanket for a night of theater under the stars.

Address: 1000 City Park Ave., Columbus, OH 43206 - MAP
Phone: (614) 444-6888
Web: www.theactorstheatre.org

Shadowbox Cabaret
Get your ticket to the Shadowbox Live , the capital city venue for concerts, comedy, dance and drama. The electric and eclectic entertainment venue hosts mind blowing rock operas, hysterical comedic monologues, original one-act plays, hot concerts, as well as other top entertaining acts. The events at Shadowbox often bring huge crowds to nightly sold-out shows, so get there early.

Address: 503 S Front St., Ste. 260, Columbus, OH 43215 - MAP
Phone: (614) 416-7625
Web: www.shadowboxlive.org

Newport Music Hall
Catch a concert at the Newport Music Hall. The 1,700-seat entertainment venue is owned and operated by PromoWest Productions, one of the largest independent premier concert promotion companies in the country, and has staged some of the capital city's biggest concerts, including U2 and the Rolling Stones.

Address: 1722 N High St., Columbus, OH 43201 - MAP
Phone: (614) 294-1659
Web: www.promowestlive.com

Columbus Symphony Orchestra
Instruments instead of actors take center stage at the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. Come spend an evening at the opulent and acoustically grand Ohio Theatre to hear the sweeping sounds of the capital city's oldest professional orchestra perform classical and pops concertos. Your musical mood is certain to hit a high note at this entertainment destination.

Address: 55 E State St., Columbus, OH 43215 - MAP
Phone: (614) 228-9600
Web: www.columbussymphony.com

Columbus Jazz Orchestra
If you love listening to Louie Armstrong, you'll love listening to the Columbus Jazz Orchestra. The ensemble of jazz musicians performs 40 concerts each season at the historic Southern Theatre in Columbus. The group is also featured in the highly anticipated outdoor summer concert series, JazZoo, at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

Address: 939 N High St., Columbus, OH 43201 - MAP
Phone: (614) 294-5200
Web: www.jazzartsgroup.org

BalletMet Columbus
Pick up your tickets to the BalletMet. The capital city's most innovative and artistic ballet company is poised to perform classical ballets such as Carmen, The Nutcracker, and Sleeping Beauty. From opening night to closing night, you'll want to hold season tickets to enjoy an enchanting night of entertainment at the ballet.

Address: 322 Mount Vernon Ave., Columbus, OH 43215 - MAP
Phone: (614) 229-4848
Web: www.balletmet.org

Columbus Museum of Art
Art connoisseurs gather at the Columbus Museum of Art. The museum has earned a reputation for its American Modernist and European impressionist collections that draw more than 200,000 visitors from around the world each year to its gallery halls. Equally impressive are the museum's gift store and on-site restaurant, The Palette Café.

Address: 480 E Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215 - MAP
Phone: (614) 221-6801
Web: www.columbusmuseum.org