Get Ready to Go Guide

By The Children's Theatre

So, you’ve got tickets to a show with The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati… YAY!

Here’s everything you need to know before you load the family in the car on the day of the show.

Before you leave:

Have your kids wear their Crown Club or TCT merch shirt from Cincy Shirts.

Bring their Crown Club lanyards to get stickered at the show.

Check your tickets – are they for the right day?

Print your tickets or download the PDF to show on your phone.

Subscribers – Don’t forget your parking pass!

Getting downtown:

Once the family is loaded into the car and buckled in, be sure to get directions to the TAFT THEATRE.

All performances of The SpongeBob Musical: Youth Edition, NARNIA The Musical, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella: Youth Edition, and Disney’s Finding Nemo JR. will be at the Taft Theatre.

Taft Theatre address: 317 E. 5th Street Cincinnati, OH 45202

Conveniently located at the corner of 5th & Sycamore Streets in downtown Cincinnati.


Here are some suggestions for parking near the Taft Theatre:

  • BROADWAY GARAGE: 310 Broadway, 45202
  • COLUMBIA PLAZA GARAGE: 250 East 5th Street, 45202 — entrance also on Sycamore
  • QUEEN CITY SQUARE GARAGE: 301 East 4th Street, 45202 — entrances on Broadway and Sycamore
  • MASONIC LOT: 331 East 5th Street, 45202 — outdoor parking lot on the corner of 5th and Broadway
  • OUTDOOR LOTS: At the corner of Sycamore and 7th
  • FOUNTAIN SQUARE GARAGE: Underground parking available at Fountain Square

During Cincinnati Reds and Cincinnati Bengals home games, and Heritage Bank Arena events parking is traditionally more difficult. Please leave additional time before the show begins to secure a parking spot.

View more parking options on Downtown Cincinnati.

Grab a bite to eat:

TCT fans love to get Graeter’s before or after the show! The Fountain Square location is within walking distance of the Taft Theatre.

There are lots of quick bites and family-friendly options near the Taft Theatre.

View Downtown Cincinnati’s full list of restaurants.

In the theater:

Be sure to check out the TCT merch on sale before each show.

Crown Club members – be sure to pick up your special show item!

Photo credit: Courtney Snow

After the show:

Share your experience with us on social media – tag us @tctcincinnati!

Subscribers & Crown Club members – there will be autograph sessions after each show. Keep an eye on your email for more details.

Have more questions? Check out our FAQ page.

We hope you enjoy the show!

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