The Idea Center® at Playhouse Square is the result of a model partnership between WVIZ/PBS and 90.3 WCPN ideastream® and Playhouse Square.
The Idea Center is located at 1375 Euclid Avenue, in the heart of Cleveland’s Playhouse Square District, between the Allen Theatre and the United Way building.
The headquarters for ideastream and the home for Playhouse Square’s arts education programs, the Idea Center is much more than a building. It is a place for creativity and education. It is a place for the arts and technology to come together in new ways. It is a place for learning, rehearsing, performing and broadcasting.
The Idea Center has become a vibrant center of activity including the broadcast operations and education services of ideastream and Playhouse Square arts education programs. The facility is a model of creative connectivity where digital media (radio, television and the internet) is used to create and distribute content, including news, information, educational services, and arts and cultural programming.
The budget for the Idea Center at Playhouse Square was $42 million, with $32 million allocated to construction, furnishings, fixtures and equipment and $10 million for programs and program-enabling technology. The Campaign for Idea Center goal raised $29.3 million, exceeding the $27.4 million goal.