Sponsor Showcase

Playhouse Square continues to provide quality, diverse entertainment and educational programming to our community thanks to our donors, contributors and these sponsors:

Buckeye Vodka


Buckeye Vodka is proud of their Ohio heritage and hope that their product will become the next great tradition for their customers. Whether at home, at a local restaurant, or enjoying a show at Playhouse Square; the Buckeye Vodka message is simple...local. That is why they have collaborated with Playhouse Square, to spread their message about the brand and their dedication to the community. Handcrafted in the Miami Valley, Buckeye Vodka offers extraordinary quality at a reasonable price, a winning combination that reflects Ohio’s sensibilities. Buckeye Vodka, distilled with an award-winning formula in the rolling southwestern hills of Ohio, boasts a clean, smooth taste that makes it perfect for mixing or enjoying by itself.



Since 2001, Cleveland Coca-Cola Bottling Company Cleveland Coca-Cola Bottling Company has been exclusively serving their products to Playhouse Square customers while at the theater. Cleveland Coca-Cola's mission statement is "To excel as a world-class independent beverage marketer and producer that is #1 in our marketplace." At Playhouse Square, this is accomplished by serving their product in an excellent establishment.

Duke Printing and Mailing Services


Duke Printing and Mailing Services has been the Preferred Printing Partner of Playhouse Square for over five years. Duke uses their partnership to promote their innovative solutions and amazing results to Playhouse Square patrons and Playhouse Square District Tenants. Blake Leduc, president of Duke Printing and Mailing Services in Eastlake, understands what an asset great theater is to a community. That is why his company is a proud sponsor of Playhouse Square. "The arts bring so much to Cleveland, including being in the national spotlight with great performances for people of every age and interest."



GE Lighting


Great Lakes Brewing Company


Great Lakes Brewing Company is proud to present the perfect curtain warmer for your evening at Playhouse Square. The Brewpub menu offers an array of locally produced food choices, award-winning handcrafted lagers and ales, and delectable desserts that will have you cheering for an encore. Guests can also enjoy Brewery tours on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.



The K&D Group is in the first, of what is expected to be many years of collaborating with Playhouse Square in promoting one of Northeast Ohio’s most visible and exciting assets. With its beautiful theaters featuring top-flight entertainment, fine dining venues and ongoing renovation and re-development activities, Playhouse Square is a fine example of what can be accomplished when the public and private sectors join together in a common effort with identifiable goals. Likewise, K&D has had a significant presence in Downtown Cleveland as well, including its Reserve Square complex, The Embassy Suites Hotel, The Residences of Stonebridge, and our newest luxury mixed-use project, The Residences at 668 and Zinc Restaurant and Bar. For years now, we have provided housing accommodations for the many shows that have performed at Playhouse Square, and The Embassy Suites provides door-to-door shuttle service for any of its guests looking to take in a show or dinner in the Theater District. Playhouse Square and K&D, a natural relationship, bringing people to Downtown Cleveland.



In the almost ten years of collaboration with Playhouse Square, KeyBank has had the great fortune of providing access to the performing arts to clients, employees and the community. As the title sponsor of the KeyBank Broadway Series, KeyBank is committed to offering the best Broadway entertainment at one of the world's finest performing arts centers. Furthermore, they have expanded the availability of arts education opportunities to all by helping to fund the creation of The Idea Center at Playhouse Square. They have also sponsored the KeyBank Small Non-Profit Discussion Series where executives of small non-profit organizations and students of non-profit management have learned rewarding business practices. "Playhouse Square attracts hundreds of thousands of patrons a year. Our corporate sponsorship benefits us in several ways. We are proud of being part of a venue that brings nationally recognized entertainment to Northeast Ohio and puts millions of dollars into the economy. And it's a wonderful place for us to take clients and potential clients" - Lisa Oliver, president of KeyBank's Greater Cleveland District.

Labatt USA- Seagram's Escapes


Marketing objectives for a company like Labatt USA are constantly changing and with Playhouse Square moving at such a fast pace, they make for a great marketing partner. The partnership consists of much brainstorming and execution on both parts. At any given show, Playhouse Square audiences may have the enjoyment of sampling a new product within the Labatt family. For example, when Blue Light Lime became member of the Labatt family, they took over the title sponsorship of the summer concert series on U.S. Bank Plaza in the Playhouse Square District. The program is now called The Blue Light Lime Outdoor Concert Series at Playhouse Square and they provide product samplings, giveaways for a VIP Louge Experience, and they receive name and logo recognition on all marketing materials through out the series. Another example is when Labatt was looking for a show to use as a marketing partner for family member, Seagram’s Escapes. Dixie’s Tupperware Party has a predominantly female audience and is a long running show with many interactive opportunities, making it a great fit. They partnered with WGAR’s Leann Sommers by providing ticket giveaways on air and hosting a pre-show party for all of their guests.

Lake Business Products


Lake Business Products has been serving the Cleveland community for fifty years and for the past five years as the Official Copy Company of Playhouse Square. They know that their business is to make your business as efficient and productive as today's technology allows and Lake Business has provided just that for Playhouse Square. The company has developed so much over the past several years that they recently expanded and opened an office at the Hanna Building in the heart of the Playhouse Square District. This has allowed them to target the downtown market and provide Lunch and Learn sessions where they can showcase their products. Through Playhouse Square's many branding opportunities, this is an example of how your business can grow by collaborating with Playhouse Square.

Maggiano's Little Italy


Whether celebrating a special occasion or gathering the family for an informal dinner, Maggiano’s strives to make every Guest feel comfortable enough to laugh out loud, reminisce, and be indulged. Maggiano’s specializes in serving homemade, classic Italian-American cuisine in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Our large banquet spaces can accommodate an event at our place while our take-out and delivery can help you plan for an event at your place. With our chefs creating made-from-scratch dishes when ordered, we can customize dishes to accommodate our guests’ dietary needs and preferences.

Medical Mutual


As the Official Health Insurer to Playhouse Square, Medical Mutual plays an important role to the employees of Playhouse Square and in return a valuable marketing partner to Medical Mutual. Medical Mutual has been a proud partner for over eight years by sponsoring young professional events, such as Jump Back Ball, participating in Playhouse Square employees wellness initiatives and utilizing their entertainment opportunities and membership in the RJF Presidents' Club. "Supporting local business is important to us. Since in many ways you are a reflection of the company you keep, we are proud of the relationship we have with Playhouse Square. We are happy to invest in them, and are very pleased they are a customer of ours." Jared Chaney, Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer.

Mont Granite


Mont Granite is a proud sponsor of Playhouse Square!  As a wholesale supplier of fine surfaces in natural stone, porcelain, quartz and recycled glass, Mont surfaces are designed for wherever your creativity and imagination take you. Our Design Center and Indoor Slab Showroom are open to the general public and provide the opportunity to view hundreds of dazzling surface options perfect for residential and commercial applications.  Enjoy the distinctive Mont Experience where our friendly, knowledgeable and supportive associates will assist you through the entire selection process.  Once you’ve selected your surface materials (all at one location), administration is handled through your industry professional.   Visit MontGranite.com to learn more about us and what we provide through our exemplary service and hundreds of surface varieties.  Whether building or renovating, in choosing Mont’s wide range of surface options, you can be confident that our products offer value, beauty, durability and endless possibilities to reflect your artistic flair and individuality. Tell your industry professional that you’ve selected Mont Granite!

Morton's The Steakhouse


As a Preferred Fine Dining Restaurant of PlayhouseSquare, Morton's The Steakhouse and Playhouse Square have established a valuable marketing partnership. Over the five years that Morton's have been a sponsor, they established a successful pre-theater dinner menu that ensures guests would be in their seats well before the curtain goes up. The partnership also allows Morton's to provide on site catering for certain events and provides Playhouse Square with a remarkable restaurant to entertain artists and special guests as they come through town. "Morton's is proud to partner with the premier arts entertainment complex in the Midwest. Your customers, like ours, have high standards and expect a great product delivered in a superb atmosphere. Our performances each night, whether on-stage or at the table, demand an extraordinary commitment to customer service. We're proud to take a bow with Playhouse Square anytime!" - Nancy Zaroogian, Sales and Marketing Manager.

Penske Cleveland


Pier W


Pier W, a landmark Cleveland restaurant celebrating its 50th anniversary, is a Preferred Fine Dining Restaurant of Playhouse Square.  This contemporary restaurant has undergone a major renovation resembling a sophisticated luxury liner cantilevered over Lake Erie offering dramatic views of both the lake and the downtown Cleveland skyline.  Beyond its intriguing design, Pier W is Cleveland's own friendly, five star coastal destination restaurant blending warm, personal service with sparkling fresh seafood, a Wine Spectator Award winning wine list, a popular cocktail lounge with live piano music, a panoramic deck, and one of the most popular brunches in town.

Red Tail Golf Club


Red Tail Golf Club is a private club that offers all members a comfortable lifestyle centered around the family. Red Tail was struggling to get the message out that although they are a private golf club, the restaurant and banquet space are open to the public for weddings, bridal showers, and special events. They were also looking for some unique entertainment opportunities for members. Together, Playhouse Square and Red Tail designed a marketing affiliation to achieve their goals and are now in their third year of the partnership.

Robert Mondavi


Throughout the Playhouse Square complex, there are forty bar stations and at any given performance you will only see Robert Mondavi Private Selection on the back bar. As the Official Wine of Playhouse Square for over five years, guests can consistently rely on a fine glass of wine as they enjoy their performance. Robert Mondavi's vision of gracious living through wine, food, and art, helped create the wine culture in America. Robert Mondavi himself said, "Making good wine is a skill, fine wine an art." Robert Mondavi's partnership with Playhouse Square provides them access to a diverse audience through a strong branding campaign and sampling opportunities.

United Airlines


United has received the Exclusive Airline status of Playhouse Square for the past six years and since United serves the most worldwide nonstops from the Cleveland area, the partnership is a nice fit. The marketing partnership provides United many entertainment opportunities for customers and clients, whether they're Cleveland locals or visiting Cleveland in between flights. Since Playhouse Square is a producer of a variety of shows, United's partnership assists with bringing in actors and artists from all over the world.

University of Akron


University Hospitals


U.S. Bank


With the U.S. Bank Cleveland Headquarters being located in the heart of the Playhouse Square District it only makes sense that U.S. Bank has been the title sponsor of the U.S. Bank Star Performance Series for the past six years. The U.S. Bank Star Performance Series partnership has provided U.S. Bank customers with opportunities to win tickets through unique branch contesting along with VIP experiences for U.S. Bank employees and guests, such as, a attending an exclusive live dress rehearsal of RENT. "Playhouse Square offers a wonderful combination of arts, education, and economic development - three extremely important factors that we need to support our community. We're proud to invest in one of the crown jewels of Cleveland." - Alan Zang, market president for U.S. Bank of Northeast Ohio.

West Roofing Systems


Thirty years ago West Roofing Systems Inc. helped give new life to the KeyBank State Theatre by providing materials for and constructing 15,000 square feet of roof. Since then says company project engineer Jack Moore, "almost the entire theater district is protected by our roofing systems - which translates into approximately 250,000 square feet." West Roofing utilizes their sponsorship of Playhouse Square to pass along their message to prospective clients. As a contractor of choice to Playhouse Square, West Roofing has been quietly working behind the scenes bringing the most current roofing technologies to the historic buildings. Their performance speaks volumes since West Roofing has been 'Sheltering Playhouse Square for thirty years'.



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