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An event series for young professionals to network and explore Over-the-Rhine while deepening their connection with the theatre and its mission.

By young professionals. For young professionals.

Show Up! creates an inclusive space for young professionals to network and explore Over-the-Rhine, supporting local businesses and ETC while educating themselves on various social issues.

As more YPs graduate, relocate, and transition to the professional world, we want to welcome newcomers and long-time Cincinnati residents to explore the Queen City’s vibrant arts, culture, and food scenes while providing a casually structured opportunity to meet new peers.

Show Up! includes monthly meetings for young professionals (ages 21-40) in the community to experience and discuss theatrical works whose topics align with Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati’s mission of producing socially conscious work and uplifting voices that should be heard. The goal is to provide a welcoming yet safe group to discuss themes and issues found in art and society.

Several people in theirs 20s and 30s around a restaurant table smiling at the camera
Four people in their 20s and 30s smiling at the camera

How it works.

Show up to enjoy a performance at ETC then walk to a local restaurant to mingle, discuss the show, and enjoy small bites and a beverage, all included with the heavily discounted $15 YP ticket!

This season, we’ve partnered with two of our Vine Street neighbors: 1215 Wine Bar & Coffee Lab and Copper & Flame. Following each production, we’ll walk to one of these locations (each within a block of the theatre) and discuss the themes of the show over bites and a drink.

A Show Up! ticket is $15 and includes admission to an Ensemble Theatre production and post-show bites and a drink. To book your YP ticket, use the code “ETCYP” at checkout on the corresponding Show Up! date.


Use code "ETCYP" at checkout to redeem your $15 YP ticket!

Got questions? Email our Show Up! team!

Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 2:00 pm

This Pulitzer Prize–winning drama takes to the forgotten heart of America, where old friends struggle to survive a fraying economy.

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The Dancing Princesses
Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 7:00 pm

An enchanting mystery is afoot in the return of this toe-tapping musical and holiday favorite!

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Grand Horizons
Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 2:00 pm

The kids are not alright after a senior couple’s divorce leads to family hijinks and hysteria in this raucous Tony–nominated comedy.

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Morning Sun
Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 7:30 pm

One woman’s life is revealed in all its complexity in this enthralling drama by the Tony Award–winning playwright of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

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Who All Over There?
Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 2:00 pm

This remix of the critically acclaimed classic Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner shines a light on what happens when cultures clash in the name of love.

Post-show drinks and bites at 1215 Wine Bar & Coffee Lab

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Maytag Virgin
Thursday, June 1, 2023 at 7:30 pm

Two new neighbors put their hearts (and laundry) on the line in this witty, honest, and romantic story of connection.

Post-show drinks and bites at Copper & Flame

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