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- Our Neighborhood

Playhouse Square Real Estate Services

Playhouse Square’s area development mission is closely tied to entertainment, which is the core of what we do. The stages are what draw people to the area, but not without dining options, a place to stay, adequate parking, businesses, cleanliness and safety.

People seeking a home for their business or looking for entertainment expect an active, thriving area. Acting as an economic engine for downtown by taking on the role of developer for the area around Playhouse Square is one we are compelled to play in order to provide a lively, welcoming neighborhood for our visitors.

We are committed to using our assets for the greater good of the Playhouse Square neighborhood and businesses, downtown cleveland and all of Northeast Ohio. Our commitment to this area is deep enough to have established a real estate division known as Playhouse Square Real Estate Services.

The focus of this division includes managing and leasing properties owned by Playhouse Square, acting as consultant on area renovation, construction and historical preservation, acquiring properties near the theaters for repurposing, partnering with regional organizations to develop, maintain and enhance the downtown areas relevant to the theater neighborhood, and spurring other area development projects such as the proposed District of Design, the co-development of the Wyndham Hotel, the East 14th streetscape and the current redevelopment of Euclid Avenue.