Take A Behind the Scenes Tour of Playhouse Square

With five fully restored historic theaters (built 1921-22), Playhouse Square is the largest theater restoration project in the world. Join us for a free tour and find out how these gems were saved from the wrecking ball!  

Today, Playhouse Square is the largest performing arts center outside of New York City and hosts nearly 1,000,000 guests and 1,000 curtains each year.  


Free Playhouse Square Behind the ScenesTour

Meet our RedCoat volunteer tour guides in the KeyBank State Theatre lobby on select Saturdays (listed below) for a free Playhouse Square Behind the Scenes Tour.

Tours depart every 15 minutes 10-11:30 a.m. and last approximately 90 minutes. Last tour departs at 11:30 a.m.

No registration is necessary for groups with fewer than ten (10) people.  

To make a reservation for a group of ten or more visiting on one of our free theater tour dates, please contact Megan Anderson at 216-640-8531 or fill out the form below.



2017 Free Playhouse Square Behind the Scenes Tour Dates​​​​​​

  • December 2

2018 Free Playhouse Square Behind the Scenes Tour Dates​​​​​​

  • January 6
  • February 3
  • March 3

Be sure to check back in the future for added dates!


Take A Hike Tours

Conducted by Gateway District Heritage Tourism, from May 16 - September 17, 2017 we offer free outdoor walking tours of the Playhouse Square District every Thursday at 6 p.m.

No registration is required to attend.

Tours depart from the KeyBank State Theatre Lobby.

Click here for more information.


Private Tours

Private tours of our theaters are available to those who may not be able to attend a free theater tour date.

Private tours can be scheduled any day of the week after 10 a.m. and are booked based on facility availability.

Private tours are for groups of 10 or more and are charged a fee.

Private tours must be arranged at least two to three weeks in advance of the desired tour date.

For information, please contact Megan Anderson at 216-640-8531 or fill out the form below.


Request for a Free Behind the Scenes Tour Group (on select dates) or Private Tour