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

It Pays to be Smart!

Smart Seats at Playhouse Square

Since 2006, thousands of people have utilized Smart Seats to experience live performances at Playhouse Square. Dubbed “Smart Seats” because of the enriching nature of experiencing the performing arts and because the low cost of acquiring this experience is such a smart value. Are you looking for a date night, quality family time, a girl’s night out, or just a fun and affordable time at the theater? Take a chance on Smart Seats, see something new, choose from Broadway shows, dance performances, musical concerts, comedy events, children’s theater, plays and more for the smart price of only $10.00.

Look out for the logo, it means Smart Seats are available for that specific engagement. Be sure to check this website regularly, as new Smart Seats-participating shows will be added throughout the season.

It’s Smart Entertainment at a Smart Price.


The Sound of Music

Jul 18 - 23 , 2017
Connor Palace
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1964 The Tribute 2017

Fri, Oct 13, 2017
State Theatre
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Paula Poundstone

Fri, Oct 20, 2017
Ohio Theatre
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Get The Led Out

Wed, Nov 1, 2017
State Theatre
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Jim Brickman: A Joyful Christmas

Sat, Dec 16, 2017
State Theatre
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Feb 6 - 11 , 2018
Connor Palace
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Feb 13 - 18 , 2018
State Theatre
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BEAUTIFUL: The Carole King Musical

Jun 5 - 17 , 2018
Connor Palace
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