KNOW THEATRE OF CINCINNATI is Cincinnati’s Theatrical Playground.

The Know showcases unexpected voices, new works, and plays that embrace the inherent theatricality of the live experience.

Know Theatre seeks to be a place where artists and audiences feel welcome to take artistic risks, creating work that is cutting edge and accessible.

Practically Speaking:

Know Theatre is a 99 seat contemporary black box theatre located at 1120 Jackson Street in historic Over-the-Rhine.

Our lobby, the Underground, has a full bar and cabaret stage for second stage programming and special events.

Our second floor MainStage is an intimate space with general admission seating.

We open our lobby an hour before performances, and begin seating approximately 10 minutes before each show’s start time.


We have elevator access to our upstairs MainStage!

If you or a member of your party have mobility concerns, it’s helpful if you give us a call ahead of time at 513.300.5669, as the elevator needs to be operated by a member of our staff.

A Note About Climate Control

One of the most common issues at any theatre is keeping the space at comfortable temperature for both audiences and actors.

But this is especially tricky for us at the Know, as our HVAC system is really loud.

Like really loud.

This means that we’re generally not able to run heat or A/C during performances and still have the actors be heard.

So we crank the A/C up at preshow and intermission during the summer, and do the same with the heat in the winter. That means that during the course of a play, the ambient temperature can go from chilly to toasty or vice versa, depending on the time of year.

We do our best to schedule plays of appropriate lengths so that it never gets too hot or cold during a show, but sometimes the weather doesn’t cooperate.

So please keep this in mind, and think about layering appropriately to maximize your comfort when you come to the theatre.