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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

Not-for-Profit

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

Children's Theater Series Field Trip

Buses Outside Ohio Theatre

Distance Learning Session

Field Trips at Playhouse Square

Field Trip Experiences and School Programs

Children's Theater Series: Performances for Schools

Give your students a field trip experience they'll never forget - the opportunity to see live theater at the largest performing arts center in the country outside of New York! Common Core-based Teacher Resource Guides are provided for each performance. Click here for 2017-18 ordering information and instructions. For assistance in scheduling your field trip, please call Julie Wagner at 216-348-7909.

International Children's Theater Festival: Performances for Schools


Each year, the world comes to Cleveland! One of only four such festivals in the country, the International Children's Theater Festival presented by University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital makes for an enriching field trip experience. Common Core-based Teacher Resource Guides are provided for each performance. Click here for 2016-17 ordering information and instructions. For assistance in scheduling your field trip, please call Julie Wagner at 216-348-7909.

Discovering the Performing Arts for Middle and High School Students


Your students will participate in engaging performing arts workshops. Click here for 2017-18 ordering information and instructions to schedule your Discovering the Performing Arts field trip.

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

Playhouse Square Backstage Tours


Share a unique experience with your students by taking them on a private backstage tour of Playhouse Square! Tours include history and views of various lobbies, auditoriums, and backstage spaces of Playhouse Square. For more information, please contact Megan Anderson at 216-640-8531.