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

Join us for the Arts & Humanities Alive! Festival 

Presented by Cleveland State University 

AHA! Festival - June 7-9, 2017 

The Cleveland State University/Playhouse Square neighborhood will be alive with words, music, theater, dance and art on June 7-9, 2017 as CSU inaugurates Arts and Humanities Alive!, the AHA! Festival, the first of its kind in Ohio. AHA! brings world-renowned authors, performers and celebrities for a celebration of Storytelling and a wide-ranging exploration of what our stories tell us about ourselves.

A day-long outdoor Book Fair, along Euclid Avenue, from 14th -17th streets, kicks off the Festival and includes a children's area with storytelling and performances, adult authors and publishers, interactive exhibits, local libraries and bookstores, along with food trucks and entertainers.

Community members are invited to Dance with a Star, Karina Smirnoff, on the stage of the KeyBank State Theatre in a public dance workshop, be inspired by a keynote address from East Cleveland native and Hollywood star Yvette Nicole Brown at the Arts Education Day Luncheon, and more! See other exciting events below. 


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Need more information?

Visit the AHA! Festival website here