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

Playhouse Square Education Fund
Donate Now

Support community engagement and education at Playhouse Square with a gift to the Education Fund today. Your gift makes it possible for us to present programs, workshops and field trips of the highest quality at a low cost or for free to participants.

Playhouse Square is a not-for-profit performing arts center, so your gift is fully tax-deductible.

Do you remember your first trip to the theater?

Help Playhouse Square keep that magic alive for future generations! Share your love of the performing arts by making a gift to the Education Fund.

Community Engagement & Education Department Accomplishments

Presenting live children’s theater of the highest quality is an important part of Playhouse Square’s not-for-profit mission. The performing arts enable children to build upon their creativity, imagination, and innovation, helping to create rich connections with others and a lifelong appreciation of cultural experiences.

  • The Community Engagement & Education Department annually presents more than 500 youth theater performances, workshops, classes and events.
  • Since its inception in 2004, the Partners in Performance program has made it possible for more than 50,000 Cleveland students to attend a youth theater performance at Playhouse Square.
  • Artist residencies hosted by the Community Engagement & Education Department have connected students with performers from Japan, The Netherlands and South America.
  • The Commmunity Engagement & Education Department presents educational opportunities connected with each Broadway Series show that are free to the community.

Featured Education Programs



In January 2015, Playhouse Square presented its first ever sensory-friendly performance, Havana Hop. Playhouse Square has continued its commitment to sensory-friendly programming with six total sensory-friendly performances since 2015. 

Honor Someone Special

Your gift not only will help Playhouse Square continue to enrich the lives of children and adults in our community, but it will also give you the opportunity to honor someone special.

Please take this opportunity to support the Education Fund and keep the arts alive in our schools and our community. Give a gift with a lasting impact.

Looking for more information about Community Engagement & Education programs at Playhouse Square? Click here to contact the Community Engagement & Education Department.