Take A 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 Tour

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

Tours depart every 15 minutes between 10-11:30 a.m. and last approximately 90 minutes. Last tour departs at 11:30 a.m. Tours do involve stairs and we do suggest wearing comfortable shoes.

Please note that backstage access during tours is subject to availability.


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

If you have a group of ten (10) or more guests planning to attend a free tour date, please contact Megan Anderson at [email protected] or fill out the form below.



Free Playhouse Square Tour Dates

  • 2020
    • Tours originally scheduled for March 28 and April 11 have been canceled.
    • May 9
    • June 6
    • June 20
    • July 11
    • August 1

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

Take A Hike Tour

Conducted by Gateway District Heritage Tourism, on select dates we offer free outdoor walking tours of the Playhouse Square District. Please note that these tours typically only run during the summer time.

No registration is required to attend.

Click here for more information on tour dates and meeting location.

Private Tour 

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

A private tour can be scheduled any day of the week after 10 a.m. and are booked based on facility availability. Please note that backstage access during tours is subject to availability.

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

A private tour must be arranged at least 2-3 weeks in advance of the desired tour date.

For information, please contact Megan Anderson at [email protected] or fill out the form below.

Additional Tour Information

Playhouse Square inspects all handbags, diaper bags and cases at points of entry.  The following items are not permitted in Playhouse Square theaters. Please leave them in your car or at home.

  • Backpacks and other large bags.
  • Playhouse Square is a firearms-free facility. No one except on-duty law enforcement officials is permitted to possess or carry a firearm on the premises.

Cameras are permitted on public tours. All camera bags will be inspected.

Request for a Free Tour Group (on select dates) for 10 or More Guests or a Private Tour