Welcome to Falcon Theatre! That’s more than just a greeting…it’s how we approach everything we do. We truly want everyone to feel welcome when they walk through our doors. From audience members to volunteers to artists, we believe Falcon Theatre feels like home. As Greater Cincinnati’s only true storefront theater, we’re unlike any other theater you’ve visited in this area and we welcome you personally each time you come visit.
Founded in 1989 by Dave Radtke and Ted Weil, Falcon Theatre began as an aspiration to expand the theatrical opportunities in the Greater Cincinnati area. Since that time, Falcon has built on its founding mission by providing eclectic, diverse theatre experiences to Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Falcon Theatre has created a tradition of exceptional theater and is an intrinsic part of the flourishing Greater Cincinnati Theater community. Falcon is dedicated to both artists and audiences as the relationship between the two is what makes live theater such an extraordinary art.
Falcon first took the stage in the fall of 1989 at Westwood Town Hall, an historic building run by the City of Cincinnati as a recreation and arts center. After 14 years in the heart of Westwood, Falcon relocated to the Monmouth Theater in Newport, Kentucky. Planned as a temporary move, Newport became a neighborhood we could call home. In October 2014, that temporary residence became our permanent home when we purchased the Monmouth Theatre building and renamed it Falcon Theatre.
Falcon Theatre sits in the heart of the Newport historic district. This bustling, up-and-coming neighborhood provides Falcon with a perfect home in a community of which we’re proud to be an integral part.
Since Falcon’s inception, it has evolved from simply “the spunky little upstart” theater producing 2 shows a year into a dedicated arts organization expanding beyond our stage into outreach programs including Falcon Takes Flight, Falcon’s Fourth Wall, HIVoices® and the upcoming Falcon Play Incubator. Each of these initiatives as well as our larger main stage season allow us to be involved at a more personal, community level.
As a member of the League of Cincinnati Theaters, Greater Cincinnati’s professional theater alliance, Falcon is committed to growth and promotion of a unified arts scene in Greater Cincinnati. Through this association with theaters including Playhouse in the Park, Ensemble Theater of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and Know Theatre of Cincinnati (just to name a few), Falcon continues to be a cynosure of Greater Cincinnati’s vibrant theater scene.
We will continue challenging both ourselves and our audiences with exciting theater, both entertaining and enlightening, for years to come. We invite you to join us as we further our pursuit of sharing our passion for performance.