Short North Stage

1187 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201

Made In CBUS


Short North Stage is Columbus' new professional theatrical company, located in the historic Garden Theater in Columbus’ Short North Arts District. It offers theatrical productions and cabaret acts throughout the year. Programs range from musical theater to comedy, dance and popular music and feature the best artistic talent of the region and beyond. Check the schedule at or on facebook. Call 614-725-4042 or email

More About the Garden Theater:

The Garden Theater opened in 1920 as the premier showcase north of downtown on High Street. Originally a vaudeville and movie emporium, the Garden anchored the neighborhood just south of Fifth Avenue. Over the last 90 years, the theater has served as a silent movie house, a burlesque, and a church to name just a few. Short North Stage has taken up residence and will be renovating the historic theater and helping to reinvigorate the north end of the Short North.


  • Distance to Airport (Miles): 6.5
  • Distance to Convention Center (Miles): 1

Meeting Facilities

Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Description The Garden Theater, in the heart of the Short North arts district, has three spaces for rental: The Main Stage, The Green Room, and Ethel's Lounge. The entire building can also be rented as whole, which includes use of the inner and outer lobbies as well.
  • Largest Room 110
  • Space Notes One of the coolest spaces in the Short North that is available for rental! We have multiple spaces, audio/visual equipment at your disposal, a fully stocked bar, easy access for caterers, actors and singers for your event, and a prime location.
  • Theatre Capacity 192
  • Max Capacity 0
  • Classroom Capacity 75
Ethel's Bar
  • Capacity Range 26-50
  • Notes A relaxed low key environment with Old World Charm and Modern Flair. Have our Mixologist create a signature drink for your special event.
  • Banquet Capacity: 40
  • Reception Capacity: 65
Green Room
  • Capacity Range 51-100
  • Banquet Capacity: 70
Main Stage
  • Capacity Range 151-500
  • Notes A charming raw theatrical environment with a full lighting and sound package. A unique historical space.
  • Theater Capacity: 206
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
  • Reception Capacity: 200
The Green Room
  • Notes A versatile space with windows overlooking High Street. Perfect for intimate performances and gatherings.
  • Theater Capacity: 80
  • Banquet Capacity: 100
  • Reception Capacity: 200

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