Take A Backstage 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 Backstage Tours
Meet our RedCoat volunteer tour guides in the State Theatre lobby on select Saturdays (listed below). Tours depart every 15 minutes between 10-11:30 a.m. and last approximately 90 minutes. You may even get to be on stage!
No registration is necessary for groups with fewer than ten people.
To make a reservation for a group of ten or more visiting on our free backstage tour dates, please contact Megan Anderson at 216-640-8531 or fill out the form below.
2017 Playhouse Square Backstage Tour Dates
- June 3
- July 15
- August 5
- September 9
- October 7
- November 4
- December 2
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 PM.
No registration is required to attend. Tours depart from the State Theatre Lobby.
For more info, please click here.
Private tours of our theaters are available to those who may not be able to attend a free backstage tour date.
Private tours can be scheduled any day of the week after 10 a.m. and are booked based on facility availability.
This type of tour is best for groups of 10 or more and are charged a fee. Tour must be arranged at least two 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 Backstage Tour Group or Private Tour
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