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

Playhouse Square Retro Sign

When the Palace Theatre (now Connor Palace) opened in 1922, the Keith Building (in which it's located) was the tallest building in downtown Cleveland. The "stick-built" sign on top of the building was the largest electrical sign in the world. Our retro sign is a nod to our 1920s-era roots, evoking the feel of the Keith Building sign. Rising to a height of 44 feet, the retro sign features 9-foot tall letters and 3-inch LED bulbs. Spanning the Cowell and Hubbard and Woolworth buildings near East 13th Street and Euclid Avenue, the retro sign casts its glow over U.S. Bank Plaza.

Playhouse Square Retro Sign Color Selection

The Playhouse Square retro sign frame changes color for:

  • national and local holidays
  • select Playhouse Square events
  • select Cleveland sports franchise games
  • events of importance to Cleveland and Northeast Ohio 

Want to know when the retro sign is changing color? See the calendar below. On all other nights, the retro sign frame lights up in its standard palette. The retro sign letters are white at all times.

Requests for color changes are not accepted at this time.

Retro Sign Schedule

February 23: Wine & Gold - Cleveland Cavaliers

February 25: Purple - Jump Back Ball

March 1: Wine & Gold - Cleveland Cavaliers

March 12: Wine & Gold - Cleveland Cavaliers

March 17: Green - St. Patrick's Day

March 18: Wine & Gold - Cleveland Cavaliers

March 27: Wine & Gold - Cleveland Cavaliers

March 30: Wine & Gold - Cleveland Cavaliers

April 5: Wine & Gold - Cleveland Cavaliers

April 7: Wine & Gold - Cleveland Cavaliers

April 9: Wine & Gold - Cleveland Cavaliers

April 11: Red - Cleveland Indians

April 16: Pastels - Easter

May 29: Red, White & Blue - Memorial Day

June 10: Red - Cleveland Indians

July 1: Red - Cleveland Indians

July 4: Red, White & Blue - Independence Day

July 8: Red - Cleveland Indians

July 9: Red - Cleveland Indians