The Lincoln Theatre Columbus Ohio

by katiem2

Ohio brought a significant and historical treasure back to life in the heart of our city, Columbus Ohio. The Lincoln theater restoration project brought the theater back to life.

The theatre is located on Long Street in King-Lincoln District, near the King Arts Complex.

CAPA headed the restoration project and I was one of the lucky few who got to witness it first hand as a friend was working on the project. I even met and talked with Mayor Mike who is very proud of this amazing historical project and what it offers our community!

The Lincoln Theater is breath taking with its 600 close intimate seating layout. It has an 1928 Egyptian style which is found both surprising and delightful to visitors.

Do watch the amazing video by our beloved Angela Pace as she takes you on a video tour of the beautiful restoration and tells you of the rich history and story of the Amazing Lincoln, this is one you won't want to miss!

The Lincoln Theatre in its Hay Day

The Lincoln was the lively home to great jazz legends.

In it's prime the Lincoln was a hot spot for jazz legends, being a fan of jazz myself I envisioned the greats I had heard stories about playing there such as; Count Basie, James Brown, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and Columbus’ own Nancy Wilson. It was thrilling sending chills down my spine knowing such greats once performed where I stood. What a masterpiece of history we have here in Columbus Ohio.

Again teh Egyptian look was adorn with paintings all over the ceiling and stage area. This is one place you have got to witness first hand as mere words cannot express the magic and energy of this rich theatre.

The Lincoln is now opened with a diverse schedule of performers and one place you def want to put on your list of must sees of Columbus Ohio!

The Restoration of Lincoln Theater

There was much work to be done to restore the theater to the vision of the modern city.

Much passion and devotion went into the project.  Mayor Mike Coleman took great pride and care in the planning and development of the cities beloved Lincoln Theater. 

The Lincoln Theater Restoration
The Lincoln Theater Restoration

The Diverse Columbus Ohio

Columbus Ohio is rich in diversity and the love of arts and theater.

The Lincoln Theater offers a rich dose of both with its historical restoration and the beating heart of the diverse art loving community now feeling it once more bringing life to the theater once more. You can always count on great entertainment at the Lincoln here in Columbus Ohio.

The New Lincoln Theater
The New Lincoln Theater

The Finished Lincoln Restoration

The Theater is breath taking now finished it is celebrated and greatly appreciated by the people of our fine city.  Travels are amazed and welcomed into the loving embrace of the spirit of the Lincoln both old and new.  Come see for yourself what a beautiful wondrous place the Lincoln Theater is.

The Finished Lincoln Restoration
The Finished Lincoln Restoration
The Lincoln Theater Restoration Completed
The Lincoln Theater Restoration Compl...

The Lincoln Theater by Angela Pace

The Lincoln Theater Columbus Ohio, King Lincoln District

The Lincoln Theater 769 East Long Street Columbus, OH 43203
Updated: 07/25/2012, katiem2
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katiem2 on 04/23/2014

JoGrace, Congrats on your amazing accomplishment. Thanks for your first hand account of acting in the Lincoln Theatre.

JoGrace on 03/20/2014

Last Spring my theater company, Theatre Columbus State, performed a play called Six Degrees of Separation at the Lincoln. The space was hands down the most beautiful theater I have worked in so far. I hope to get the change to work there again very soon! Thanks for the wonderful post!

katiem2 on 07/22/2012

Me too, it is a beautiful piece of history. Thanks for visiting. :)K

2uesday on 07/22/2012

How wonderful that they restored this place. I hate to see famous old buildings fall in to disuse and decay.

katiem2 on 07/22/2012

Brenda, You ever in my neck of the woods let me know and I'll take you there. Kentucky isn't that far from me...

BrendaReeves on 07/22/2012

This is beautiful. I wish I could see it in person.

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