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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

Foundation and Government Support

Support from family, corporate and community foundations is vital to Playhouse Square. Whether directed toward daily operations or designated for specific use by the grantor, these funds enable Playhouse Square to effectively carry out its mission in the community.

Likewise, government agencies Cuyahoga Arts and Culture and the Ohio Arts Council grant irreplaceable support to Playhouse Square, providing a benefit for all citizens. 

Below is a list of foundation and government sources that support Playhouse Square’s not-for-profit mission. For more information about foundation and government giving at Playhouse Square, please call Cheryl Heldon at 216-640-8406.

Playhouse Square Foundation & Government Supporters


Abington Foundation

Bicknell Fund

The Cleveland Foundation

Dominion East Ohio

George Garretson Wade Charitable Trust #2

George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation

Harry K. and Emma R. Fox Charitable Foundation

John P. Murphy Foundation

Lincoln Electric Foundation

Lubrizol Foundation

Martha Holden Jennings Foundation

Nordson Corporation Foundation

PNC Foundation

Perkins Charitable Foundation

Sherwick Fund

Thomas H. White Foundation

Wright Foundation

Arts Midwest

Charter One Bank

Citizens of Cuyahoga County through

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture

The Eva L. & Joseph M. Bruening Foundation

George Gund Foundation

Hankins Foundation

The Hershey Foundation

Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation

Louise H. and David S. Ingalls Foundation

Mandel Family Philanthropic Fund

Murch Foundation

Ohio Arts Council

The Michael Pender Memorial Foundation

S. Livingston Mather Charitable Trust

Wells Family Foundation

Victor C. Laughlin Memorial Foundation