Contact Paula Rose to fill one of the 140 non-singing roles for this year’s production of the Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival!  Include in your email to Paula your name, phone number and, if not yet an adult, your age. Be part of this special presentation to the city of Cincinnati at Christmastide!


Who will be the Lord and Lady of the Manor for our 80th performance? Announcement to come in September!

The Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival

Since 1939, we have been mounting the annual Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival the weekend following Christmas. Adults and children from across the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio and from elsewhere in the community join us to serve in the cast and crew. We consider our presentation of the Boar’s Head to be a Christmas gift to the people of Cincinnati. Our cathedral is always packed for this festive occasion.


Additional information:


Our Next Performance Schedule: Our 80th performance!

Saturday, January 4, 2020, 2:00 PM (dress rehearsal) & 5:00 PM
Sunday, January 5,  2020, 2:30 PM & 5:00 PM


The Boar’s Head Art Exhibit: The Triumph of Good Over Evil
Dates: TBA
Delight in the beautiful portrayals of all things Boar’s Head.



Tickets distribution for members of the general public will occur
on the morning of Saturday, December 14, between 8:30 AM and 10:00 AM. (Doors open at 7:30 AM.) Availability of tickets during the public distribution is on a first-come, first-served basis, so we suggest that you arrive early. Due to the limited number of tickets available, we are only able to distribute two tickets to each person age 18 and older. Distributed tickets will indicate the row, not the specific seat, which we have reserved for you and your party. All attendees must have a ticket, including children who walk. For additional information, our ticketing hotline can be reached at 513.621.BOAR (513.621.2627).


Bulk tickets are available for nonprofit groups for the Saturday, January 4, 2:00 PM dress rehearsal only. There is a maximum of twenty (20) tickets per non-profit group. (If more desired, make request and ticket office may be able to accommodate with supplemental distribution.) Tickets are available on a first-come/first-served basis, until gone. All requests should be written on the group’s official letterhead and must be received by noon on Friday, December 13.  Please indicate handicap seating need. (Handicap space is limited.) All attendees must have a ticket, including children who walk. Requests by U.S. mail are to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope and be sent to Boar’s Head Group Ticket Request, c/o Christ Church Cathedral, 318 East Fourth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202.  Requests by email are to be sent to Audio, video and printed souvenirs will be available for purchase.


Cathedral Member/Staff & Diocesan Staff Ticket Request Form to come


Note: All ticket holders must be seated fifteen minutes prior to performance time, at which time all open seats will be released to walk-in patrons.


Parking is available on the street and at the following locations:
1) Great American Parking Garage: Entrance is across from the cathedral on Fourth Street between Broadway and Sycamore Streets.
2) PNC Bank Garage: Entrance is between East Fourth Street and East Fifth Street on Main Street.
3) P&G Garage: Entrance on East Sixth Street between Broadway and Sycamore Streets.


On the cathedral’s East Fourth Street entrance is a wheelchair entrance with automatic opener at sidewalk level. All doors on Sycamore Street are also accessible with no step. On the main level are two sets of restrooms with easy access.


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