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

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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 KeyBank State Theatre lobby on select Saturdays (listed below) for a free Playhouse Square Backstage Tour.

Tours depart every 15 minutes between 10-11:30 a.m. The last tour leaves at 11:30 a.m.  Tours last approximately 90 minutes.

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

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




2017 Free Playhouse Square Backstage Tour Dates​​​​

  • 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 KeyBank State Theatre Lobby.

For more info, please click here.


Private Tours

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. Must be arranged at least 2-3 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