Directions

962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202
The Playhouse is conveniently located in Eden Park on the edge of Mt. Adams, just minutes from downtown Cincinnati. We are easily accessible from both I-71 and I-75, as well as Columbia Parkway. Detailed directions can be found by scrolling below.
 

Traffic Update

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Preparations are underway to start construction on the new Mainstage Theatre Complex! Please note the following changes to our normal traffic flow:

The driveway from the north on Art Museum Drive is closed until further notice to both cars and pedestrian traffic. If you approach from this direction, turn left on Ida Street, then take a left turn onto Paradrome Street and immediately make your way up the curved front driveway of the Playhouse (Mt. Adams Circle).

• If you are parking in the Playhouse garage, the section of the driveway going around the building will be closed to public traffic. Signage on site will direct you straight into the garage when you arrive. Guests may still be dropped off at the front door of the Playhouse.

• The North stairs (on the Art Museum side) will be open.

• For the smoothest departure, please exit out the lower level of the garage. To pick up guest(s) in your party, exit out the top of the garage where directed and proceed back toward the entrance to pick up your guest. There will be signage to assist with this traffic flow, and staff members will be on site to direct you.

• We recommend you arrive earlier than usual to navigate these changes.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. Although these changes may pose inconveniences, they are temporary and necessary to perform construction on the new mainstage theatre. Please contact the Box Office 513-421-3888 with any further questions.


 

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PURCHASE PARKING


Convenient parking is available in the Playhouse garage and can be reserved in advance by calling the Box Office at 513-421-3888 or as an add-on when you purchase tickets online. This is strongly recommended as parking may be sold out on the day of the show, and parking space is extremely limited in Mt. Adams. Garage parking is  $10 (if available). 

Accessible parking for those with disabilities is located in front of the Playhouse’s main entrance, as well as in the Playhouse parking garage. These spaces are limited and must be reserved and paid for in advance. All vehicles using these spaces must display a valid disability sticker.

If you prefer to find free parking on surrounding streets, please allow plenty of extra time. Very limited free parking is available (where marked) on streets surrounding the Playhouse. Eden Park officially closes at 10 p.m. As a grace period to the Playhouse and its patrons, the police will not ticket vehicles until one half-hour following the end of a performance. The Playhouse assumes no responsibility for anyone receiving a ticket for illegal parking. We also remind you to lock your car and refrain from leaving any valuables visible inside your vehicle.
 

 

 

Directions

From I-71 South: Take the Gilbert Avenue/Reading Road exit. Follow the exit for Reading Road and Elsinore Place; turn left on Elsinore and follow it across to Gilbert. Turn left on Gilbert and, at the next light, turn right onto Eden Park Drive. Stay in the right lane and, when the road forks, go right onto Art Museum Drive. Pass the Art Museum. The Playhouse driveway is the next available left just past the stone wall. Proceed to the top of the hill. From I-75 South: Follow the signs to downtown and follow Columbia Parkway, US 50 East. Then see the directions from the west.
Take Columbia Parkway west along the Ohio River to Kemper Lane (the next light after the Taft/Torrence light). Turn right onto Kemper Lane and go uphill until the first street on the left, which is Luray. Turn left onto Luray and go to the stop sign where it merges onto Victory Parkway. Stay on the parkway into Eden Park. Pass the Krohn Conservatory and bear straight, then around a bend to the right to Mirror Lake. Bear left around the small lake then turn left onto Art Museum Drive. Continue on Art Museum Drive around a sharp bend to the right. Pass the open-air Seasongood Pavilion on the left and the Cincinnati Art Museum on the right, then look for our driveway (next left). Proceed to the top of the hill.
Traveling on Ft. Washington Way, follow the signs for Columbia Parkway (US 50 East). Just past the exit for I-471, take the Martin Drive exit on the right from Columbia Parkway (which is also marked Mt. Adams and Eden Park; be careful because it sneaks up on you). Bear right again at the end of the exit onto Martin Drive and go to the second street on the left, Parkside Place, and turn left. Follow Parkside up the steep hill where it dead-ends into Louden. Go left on Louden and, at the first stop sign, turn right onto Paradrome. Go one short block on Paradrome, and, at the stop sign, take a hairpin turn to the right, which will put you on our driveway. Proceed to the top of the hill.
Take I-75 across the Ohio River and follow the signs for I-71 when the interstate forks. This puts you on Ft. Washington Way. Then see the directions from the west.

Or, if taking I-471 from Kentucky: Take 471 across the Ohio River, and stay in the right-hand lane to the Columbia Parkway exit. Go up the steep hill onto Columbia Parkway, but immediately exit right onto Martin Drive (be careful because it sneaks up on you). Go to the second street on the left, Parkside Place, and turn left. Follow Parkside up the hill where it dead-ends into Louden. Go left on Louden and, at the first stop sign, turn right onto Paradrome. Go one short block on Paradrome and, at the stop sign, take a hairpin turn to the right, which will put you on our driveway. Proceed to the top of the hill.
Take Central Parkway east to Reading Road (Central Parkway turns into Reading Road). Stay in the right-hand lane, pass Staples on your right and turn right onto Elsinore Avenue. Next, take a left on Gilbert and stay in the right-hand lane. At the next light, turn right onto Eden Park Drive. Stay in the right-hand lane. Bear right onto Art Museum Drive, past Mirror Lake on the left, around a sharp bend. Pass the open-air Seasongood Pavilion on the left and the Cincinnati Art Museum on the right, then look for our driveway (next left). Proceed to the top of the hill.

Or, take Seventh Street East (it is one way), which turns into Gilbert Avenue just past the Greyhound bus station. Make a right at Eden Park Drive; this is the second light past the bus station. Stay in the right-hand lane. When the road forks, go right onto Art Museum Drive. Pass the Art Museum. The Playhouse driveway is the next available left just past the stone wall. Proceed to the top of the hill.
 

Coach and Bus Arrival

The Playhouse cannot accommodate coach or bus parking on site. Coaches must arrive early to secure parking in Eden Park. School buses arriving for student matinees should park on the Playhouse’s lower circle drive.

Justin Adams in Shipwrecked! An Entertainment. Photo by Sandy Underwood.