July 18th, 2018
Everything You Need to Know About The Ritz Theatre in Tiffin, Ohio
Let your worries melt away and enjoy an evening of fabulous entertainment at the Ritz Theatre in Tiffin, OH! This restored, Italian-style theater offers some of the best music, dance, theater, comedy, and film in the area. Below, discover upcoming events at the theater and how to make the most of your experience. If you’re interested in more things to do in Ohio during your visit, check out our free Vacation Guide! We’ve included dozens of recommendations on ways to spend your time in Central Ohio. We hope you have the best trip!
History of the Theater
Inspired by the magnificent 19th-century European opera houses and concert halls, the Ritz Theatre in Tiffin, OH, was built in 1928. The original builders, Dan Kerwin and Adam Ritzler envisioned a movie palace more spectacular than anything in the area. After its completion in only nine months, the Ritz Theatre quickly became one of the region’s most popular theaters as thousands of patrons packed inside to hear the Ritz Quality Orchestra.
The Theater’s Design
Renovated in 1998 to replicate its original condition, the Ritz boats impressive Italian Renaissance design. With its black onyx marble walls, hand-painted stencils, and mosaic tiles, the theater’s design is an experience in itself. As you make your way into the inner lobby, you’ll feel as though you’ve escaped to an Italian villa! Just beyond the lobby, the auditorium showcases 30-foot high murals of picturesque gardens and a 1,200-pound Czechoslovakian crystal chandelier.
Equally impressive as the theater’s design are the captivating performances that take place on stage. The Ritz Theatre is packed with fabulous events all year long. Be sure to take a look at the calendar of events to see upcoming shows. You can also check out the theater’s Facebook page for exciting updates and information. Past productions have included The Addams Family, Shrek the Musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Misérables, Hairspray, and The Sound of Music. Regardless of which show you decide to attend, you won’t be disappointed at the Ritz!
Tickets, Seating, & Directions
Tickets for all shows can be purchased online. You can view a seating chart to get an idea of where seats are located before purchasing your tickets. The Ritz is a small and intimate venue, so even the seats at the back of the balcony are only 100 feet from the stage!
Just a 45-minute drive from the HideAway Country Inn, the Ritz Theatre is located at 30 S. Washington Street, Tiffin, OH 44883.
More Entertainment in the Area
Central Ohio is full of unforgettable entertainment options! If you enjoyed the Ritz Theatre, you’ll love the Renaissance Theater in Mansfield! For a completely different kind of entertainment, check out one of the heart-pumping races at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course!
Where to Stay
The HideAway Country Inn is a great place to stay if you’re interested in catching a show at the Ritz Theatre in Tiffin, OH. Our charming countryside Inn is located in Bucyrus, and it provides the perfect escape from life’s everyday routine. Enjoy one of our cozy and comfortable rooms and suites full of indulgent amenities. When you’re not relaxing in your room, spend time enjoying our onsite restaurant and pub, getting pampered at our luxurious spa, or strolling around the property.
Call HideAway Country Inn today at 419-562-3013 for event information, pricing, and reservations.