The Tin Ceiling was a performance space on The Hill at the corner of Magnolia and Macklind. From mid-1999 to the end of 2000, it was known as centro sociale, and it held its own as a DIY venue specializing in experimental music, winning Best Alternative Club from the Riverfront Times in 2000. When the Centro closed in December 2000 due to lack of funds and volunteers, the theatre company that shared its space -- Government Cheese a.k.a. Parliament Cheez -- continued to hold performances there. In mid-2001, the Tin Ceiling opened in the Centro's place, bringing in more punk shows as well as theatre performances and art openings. It closed again in January 2002 when its lease expired.
The Tin Ceiling Theatre Company (formerly Parliament Cheez) continues to give performances in a space on Cherokee.
- "Best Alternative-Music Club" - Riverfront Times 09/27/2000
- "Over the Hill" - Riverfront Times 12/20/2000
- "Critic's Pick" - Riverfront Times 08/22/2001
- "Best All-Ages Anarchist Collective Reopened Under New Management" - Riverfront Times 09/26/2001
- "Raising the Ceiling" - Riverfront Times 10/24/2001