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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

Not-for-Profit

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

Presentation | Hanna Theatre

Reception in the Gund Dance Studio: Idea Center

Lexus Style Show | State Theatre Stage

Graduation Ceremony | State Theater Stage

Corporate Receptions at PlayhouseSquare

Renting Our Spaces for Your Event or Meeting


We make magic happen!

Set the stage for your own magical production! From our majestic lobbies and stages to the hi-tech amenities of the Idea Center, Playhouse Square spans the centuries with venues for special events of all kinds and sizes. Create your unique magical production at Playhouse Square.

Plan your next event in one of Playhouse Square’s unique gathering spaces. Whether it’s an intimate business luncheon, elaborate dinner party, wedding or conference, we can accommodate almost any number of guests in our lobbies, meeting rooms, clubs or even our stages!

Renting Our Spaces for Your Performance


If you are interested in renting one of our theaters for your performance, please click here for information.


Spaces to Rent for Your Event or Meeting


If you are interested in renting any of these spaces, please fill out the form below or call our Special Events Coordinator at 216-348-5274 for more information.


Connor Palace

The Palace Theatre, renamed Connor Palace in 2014, Grand Lobby features beautiful Italian columns, spectacular marble staircases and crystal chandeliers. It is an ideal location for receptions and a unique backdrop for photographs. The Connor Palace stage is also available for dinners and receptions.

Capacity- Lobby: 240, Stage: 140, Auditorium: 2700

State Theatre

The State Theatre’s Ireland Lobby is the largest in our complex, with a large built-in bar and beautifully restored historic murals on every wall. The main floor and mezzanine area offer versatile locations for events of any size. The State Theatre stage is also available for your event.

Capacity- Lobby: 350, Stage: 600+, Auditorium: 3000

Ohio Theatre

The Ohio Theatre interior lobby is perfect for informal receptions and events. The Ohio Theatre stage can also be used for business presentations or meetings.

Capacity- Lobby: 120, Auditorium: 1000 

Allen Theatre

The strikingly rennovated Allen Theatre offers a dramatic setting for special events. The re-invented main lobby features built-in bars and lounge areas. The upper lobby is a unique environment for social or business events, from intimate meetings to seated banquets. The redesigned auditorium makes an up-to-the minute setting for stage programs of all kinds.

Capacity- Lobby: 500 Stage: 500
 

Kennedy’s

Kennedy’s Cabaret Theatre is located just outside the Ohio Theatre Lobby. This intimate space features brick walls, a wide oak bar and intimate seating in either a theater style configuration (ideal for meetings) or cabaret style for an informal dining experience. Ideal for small parties or corporate meetings.

Capacity- Cabaret-style: 60, Theater-style: 99

Hanna Theatre

The newly re-imagined Hanna Theatre has made national headlines with its bold and innovative design. Perfect for formal business presentations, award ceremonies and other stage programs.

Capacity- 550 

U.S. Bank Plaza

U.S. Bank Plaza, an outdoor urban park located in the center of the PlayhouseSquare District, is home throughout the year to many special events and annual celebrations. The Plaza, also known as the ninth stage in PlayhouseSquare, is wi-fi activated and presents an array of live performances and activities for the summer lunchtime crowds.

If you are interested in renting U.S. Bank Plaza, call Heather Marshall at 216-640-8541.

Idea Center Spaces


The high-tech appointments of our new Idea Center building support business presentations, meetings and receptions in high style. Most facilities include wi-fi and high-speed internet access. Extensive in-house A/V and broadcast-quality production support is also available.

Westfield Insurance Studio Theatre

A flexible auditorium, theater, television studio and black-box performance space.

Seats 180+ 

Gund Dance Studio

Suitable for meetings, receptions, luncheons and press conferences, as well as auditions and rehearsals, for up to 200 people. 

Smith Television Studio

ideastream’s anchor production studio also serves as a gathering space for up to 200 people.

Outcalt Lobby

Our central lobby commons is an ideal reception area for up to 150 guests.

Miller Classroom

This versatile room is suitable for training sessions, workshops, meetings and luncheon events.

Meeting Rooms

Seven conference rooms seating between 4 and 32+ participants, with full internet connectivity.

Rental Information


Parking

Normal evening rate is $15 per car. Special discounts may apply to your event. There are also numerous surface parking lots in within the PlayhouseSquare District. For events held at the East 14th Street or Hanna Theatre parking is also available in the Hanna Garage. Valet parking may also be arranged.

Beverage Service and Catering

Details are available upon inquiry.

Hotel Accommodations

The Wyndham Cleveland at PlayhouseSquare is located across the street from the theaters and is the official hotel of PlayhouseSquare. It is an ideal centralized location for your out-of-town guests, family or bridal party. To contact the Wyndham to make arrangements for your event, visit wyndhamcleveland.com or call 216-615-7500.

Wedding Photography

The beautifully restored and elegant Allen, State and Palace theaters lend the perfect background for wedding photos. 
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See a Show

With over 1,000 annual events, there is sure to be a show happening while you are here. The Group Services Staff at PlayhouseSquare will work diligently to arrange for your out-of-town guests, family and friends, co-workers or colleagues to see a show before or after your scheduled event. Learn more.

If you are interested in renting any of the spaces listed above, please fill out the form below or call our Special Events Coordinator at 216-348-5274 for more information.

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