The neighborhood surrounding First has changed dramatically in recent years. Of significant note is the investment in the creative and performing arts. The School for the Creative and performing Arts is located next to First. Memorial Hall just completed its renovation. The Cincinnati Shakespeare Performing Arts Center is being built directly across the park from First. This is located next to the Transcept, which is a special events space. Know Theater and Ensemble Theater are also close by. Of course, Music Hall located across the park anchors the performing arts district with the Pops, symphony and opera housed in its historic walls, which are also being restored.
Beyond established performing arts organizations, Over-the-Rhine is home to many new arts groups. Elementz is an active program that provides opportunities for neighborhood teens. Recording booths and dance areas allow for creative expression that reflects urban arts.
First has always been a place for the community to gather. The arts are cause to gather and experience the creative uniqueness God has blessed us with. We have been blessed in recent years to host a variety of events from Fringe Fest, Saengerfest, Cincinnati Opera, Constella Festival, St. Thomas More Bach Ensemble, Queen City Concert Band, Chatfield OTR Choir, Pones Dance, Young Professional Choral rehearsals, to Good People Theater. If you are looking for a place to hold rehearsals or offer a concert please contact us. (513) 421-0065