A musical mecca of the Midwest, the Newport Music Hall holds the honor of being the Longest Continually Running Rock Club in the country. Originally built in 1923 as a movie theatre, the facility was converted into The Agora Ballroom in 1970 until purchased by PromoWest in 1984, reopening as the Newport Music Hall. Located on the campus of the Ohio State University, Newport Music Hall maintains the preservation of its historical ballroom architecture and the legacy of its past and present performers. With a 1,700 person capacity and hosting over 150,000 guests a year, the Newport Music Hall has become one of the most legendary rock club's in the country.
The industrial architecture and unique rock & roll ambiance is ideal for creating a high-energy atmosphere for parties, meetings and receptions. At the same time, the spacious multi-level facility is able to transform into a glamorous ballroom suitable for the most elegant events such as weddings, banquets and formal dinners. The facility's flexible layout can accommodate indoor and outdoor events, in addition to extending your event to our adjacent venues, The Basement and the A&R Music Bar.