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What's the move tonight? You'll find it Downtown.

Downtown Columbus? That's entertainment!

Whether you’re in the mood to kick back with craft brews, take in a live show, or experience pro sporting events in person, Downtown Columbus pulses with options aplenty, all year long. From barcades and brew pups to historic theaters and cool concert venues, the heart of the city offers a continuously vast and varied array of adult-minded diversions and family-friendly fun—for first-time visitors and residents alike.

Hit it out of the park

Columbus is home to four professional sports teams housed in the Arena District. With conveniently located stadiums and playing spaces, make a whole day out of going to a game + exploring Downtown.

Sing and dance your heart out

You’ll find live music galore Downtown; catch big names at Kemba Live‘s indoor and outdoor space along with indie artists at A&R Music Bar and The Basement. Historic alternative venues like The Bluestone and the Atheneum bring a variety of acts. Newer venues like Columbus Commons and The Kee showcase local and national artists alike. 

Immerse yourself in the performing arts

Looking to expand your artistic repertoire? You’re in the right place. Catch performance groups like BalletMetOpera Columbus, the Columbus SymphonyProMusica Chamber Orchestra, and more provide an immersive evening out for all ages.

Downtown Columbus is home to a plethora of theatres for local and touring performing arts groups. The grandiose Ohio Theatre and Riffe Theatre sit in the heart Downtown, surrounded by the Palace Theatre at Leveque Tower the historic Southern Theatre in the Fourth & Main District, the Columbus Performing Arts Center in the heart of the beautiful Discovery District, and the newer MadLab and Columbus Children’s Theatre in the Warehouse District.

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