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

STARS Student Volunteers


Do your students need to earn volunteer hours? Our STARS program for high school students (ages 14-19) provides the opportunity to see what it takes for the show to go on at the largest performing arts center in the country outside of New York City. Ushering two performances a month between October 2017 and May 2018, STARS are exposed to a variety of shows including the KeyBank Broadway Series, Children’s Theater Series presented by University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Huntington Featured Performances and more! Additional ushering opportunities are also available during the summer months.

Returning STARS do not need to reapply for participation this year, provided they are in good attendance and meet the required participation criteria. New applicants must submit a complete application, including a personal essay for review. 

Please carefully review the program requirements and allow approximately 30 minutes to complete the application. A complete application is required for consideration. Before submitting, please ensure all fields are accurate and complete. Applications for the 2017-18 season must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 11, 2017 for consideration.


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