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

Special Events and Fundraisers

When you attend a benefit or other special event at Playhouse Square, you’re sure to enjoy an unforgettable experience. Whether it’s dining on stage, witnessing a Broadway blockbuster from the best seats in the house and partying with the cast after the show; mixing and mingling at our annual Jump Back Ball; or hitting the links at our golf outing, you’ll have a fantastic time and help to support the not-for-profit mission of Playhouse Square.


Opening Night Benefit

SE_gala-thumb.jpgPlayhouse Square hosts one major opening night celebration each year in conjunction with a blockbuster Broadway series performance. The event includes a cocktail reception, seated dinner on one of lobbies or stages, VIP performance seating, and a dessert party with the cast, live entertainment and dancing. Proceeds benefit the Community Engagement & Education programs at Playhouse Square. 

Jump Back Ball

sm_jbbgalapage.jpgHosted and planned by Partners, Playhouse Square’s young professional group, Jump Back Ball has become the best annual party in Cleveland. This themed, creative black-tie event includes a VIP party with special entertainment, a buffet dinner, raffle & silent auction, and other interactive activities that take the benefit to the next level. All proceeds benefit the non-for-profit mission of Playhouse Square. The 27th Annual Jump Back Ball will be Saturday, February 24, 2018. 

Golf Outing

SE_golf-thumb.jpgAnnually hosted at the Westfield Group Country Club, Playhouse Square clients, sponsors and donors have the opportunity to match skills against each other during a fun day of golf all while supporting arts education programs. The outing includes 18 holes of golf with skill challenges at select holes, box lunch, dinner cookout, prizes and giveaways.

Themed Holiday Party

SE_tinsel-thumb.jpgPartners, Playhouse Square's young professional group, host families for an affordable afternoon of fun during a designated holiday each year. Children and their families enjoy crafts, activities, snacks, festive photo-ops and more.


Upcoming Events


There are no events at this time.


Member-Only Events

If you are interested in any of the Member-Only events, please visit our Individual Giving section to learn more about becoming a donor at Playhouse Square.