Our Mission:

We are a not-for-profit performing arts center who presents and produces a wide variety of quality performing arts, advances arts education and creates a neighborhood that is a superior destination for entertainment, business and residential living, thereby strengthening the economic vitality of the region.

The Stage

Presenting and producing a variety of the finest entertainment for the betterment of the community. more

Arts Education

A national leader in engaging the community through enriching experiences in the performing arts. more

Area Development

A major area developer creating a vibrant destination and economically-strong neighborhood. more


Performing Arts Center

A not-for-profit that must raise over $4 million dollars annually to continue improving the region's quality of life. more

PlayhouseSquare District

Playhouse Square District Development Corporation (PDDC)

The Playhouse Square District Development Corporation (PDDC) is the governing entity of the Playhouse Square District. The district signifies a collaborative group of building owners and property stakeholders that strengthen the economic vitality, livability and commerce of the area.

The Playhouse Square District continues to evolve into a vibrant destination reflecting a variety of entertainment, dining, residential living, a hub of new technology companies and real estate development.

In 1998, the Playhouse Square District became the first Business Improvement District in downtown Cleveland and since then, new investments of more than $60 million has occurred throughout the district. In addition, the Playhouse Square District championed safety patrols and beautification efforts throughout the neighborhood and elevated U.S. Bank Plaza – the area’s outdoor urban park – to one of Cleveland’s premiere places to visit with free events and concerts.

For more information about the Playhouse Square District Development Corporation, please call 216-348-5273.