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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

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.

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If/Then

Feb 12 - 21 , 2016
Connor Palace
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IL Volo

Wed, Feb 24, 2016
State Theatre
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A Night with Janis Joplin

Wed, Mar 2, 2016
Connor Palace
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MOON MOUSE: A Space Odyssey

Mar 5 - 6 , 2016
Ohio Theatre
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Mamma Mia

Mar 8 - 13 , 2016
Connor Palace
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Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage

Fri, Mar 11, 2016
State Theatre
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The Piano Guys

Sat, Mar 12, 2016
State Theatre
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PostSecret: The Show

Sun, Mar 13, 2016
Ohio Theatre
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The Peking Acrobats

Sat, Apr 2, 2016
Connor Palace
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Kathleen Madigan - The Mermaid Lady Tour

Sat, Apr 2, 2016
Ohio Theatre
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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Apr 5 - 17 , 2016
Connor Palace
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Sesame Street Live: Let's Dance

Apr 7 - 10 , 2016
State Theatre
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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Apr 29 - May 1 , 2016
State Theatre
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Boney James

Sun, May 1, 2016
Ohio Theatre
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Matilda

May 3 - 22 , 2016
State Theatre
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Carnival of the Animals

May 7 - 8 , 2016
Ohio Theatre
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Steel Magnolias

May 21 - Aug 21 , 2016
Allen Theatre
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Kinky Boots

Aug 23 - 28 , 2016
Connor Palace
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