We're thrilled that, after 20 years of absence, The Emery is once again open to the public on a limited basis for 2012. On November 11, 2011, The Requiem Project opened the theatre with a sold-out event, 11.11.11, headlined by hometown music legends Over the Rhine; 11.11.11 also featured dance, visual arts exhibitions, music, and musicians from the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (the original tenant of The Emery in 1911).
Currently operating with short-term, limited permission to be open, the theatre company is continuing to curate a few very special events that represent the company's vision for the revival of The Emery as a historic venue integrated within Over-the-Rhine's rich fabric of the arts.
Reopening a dark theatre is a very delicate and complex endeavor. We currently have a team of artists and volunteer staff passionate about The Emery, a staff who has committed much time and many resources to this awareness campaign and year of learning about this nationally-relevant historic treasure. As we spend 2012 continuing our quest to learn more about how this amazing space can serve the artistic community of Cincinnati, we are working closely with our architects, artists, partners, and advisors to address the intricate challenges of making a long-shuttered historical space viable for contemporary use. Consequently, we have not yet launched a campaign for renovations; however, we are doing a few things to enhance the space—and we have done several already—to make The Emery a more functional venue and an even greater place to enjoy the events we are curating, producing, and presenting.
We are in the process of developing a long-term plan for the campaign for the revival of The Emery; however, we do have on-going costs of operations during this time. If you would like to make a donation to our work at theatre, we would certainly be most grateful. Your contributions are fully tax deductible and will go a very long way to continue to keep the lights on and to help ensure a successful future for The Emery. While we may not be “officially” open for business as we plan to be in the future, please do join us for the amazing events The Requiem Project: The Emery has scheduled throughout this year.
Additionally, we do offer tours of the space for individuals and small groups.
Please let us know if you’d like to.
Take a tour:
Discuss a very unique and special event that we should consider for 2012: