High School Senior Project Program

Over the course of the two week program, students will have the opportunity to learn about the operation of both Playhouse Square and Cleveland Play House by attending meetings, learning about our performance spaces, and participating in department activities. 

Application period is closed for 2019. If interested in receiving a notification for applications opening for the 2020 program, please fill out the form below.

Fill out my online form.

2020 dates to be released this fall. Program will take place in May 2020.


  1. High school senior graduating in 2019
  2. Access to reliable transportation
  3. Be receiving credit from your high school to participate in a senior project
    1. Those not receiving credit may still apply, but it is preferred that a student be receiving credit for the program
  4. Flexible schedule to participate in the entire program
  5. Students interested in pursuing a career in the arts & culture field are preferred

How do I participate in the Program?

The application period is now closed. If interested in receiving the application when available, please fill out the form on this web page. 

Why is there an application to participate?

Due to high volume of requests, Playhouse Square and Cleveland Play House are partnering together to present a formal high school senior project program. Due to the activities occurring during the program, only a small number of students can be accepted to participate.

When does the application period close?

Applications for the 2019 program closed on February 20, 2019. Information for our 2020 program will be available later this year.

How long is the program?

Two Weeks. May 6-10 and May 13-17, 2019.

Can I participate in just half of the program?

No. Accepted students are required to participate the full two weeks of the program.

What time of day will the program take place?

While exact hours have not been decided yet, the program will generally take place morning/afternoon on weekdays.

Can I change the dates/times of my participation?

No. Accepted students are required to participate on the designated dates/times set aside for this program.

What if my high school senior project dates are different than what this program is offering?

If your required participation dates are different, we recommend you talk with your teacher/project advisor about your requirements and ability to apply for this program.

When will I find out if I am accepted into the program?

Decisions for our 2019 program will be made the week of February 25, 2019.

Are shadowing opportunities available any other time during the year?

At this time we are only offering shadow opportunities for high school students during this designated senior project program.‚Äč 

If I have a question that needs answered immediately, who may I contact?

Please email Megan Anderson at [email protected] with any questions.