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

Hanna Theatre

2067 East 14th Street

Originally seating 1,397 for legitimate theater, the Hanna Theatre opened March 28, 1921, and would go on to host such stage and film luminaries as Al Jolson, Katherine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Ethel Barrymore, Ginger Rogers, Helen Hayes, Mary Martin and Yul Brynner. PlayhouseSquare assumed management of the Hanna in August 1999 following its purchase of the Hanna Office Building, which houses the venue. In 2008, the Hanna underwent a renovation to add a thrust stage, re-work its seating to 550 and become the main performance base for PlayhouseSquare’s long-time constituent, Great Lakes Theater.

Upcoming Events

My Fair Lady

Oct 28 - 29 , 2016
Hanna Theatre


Oct 29 - 30 , 2016
Hanna Theatre

Peace on Earth - Mir Na Zemlji

Tue, Nov 29, 2016
Hanna Theatre

SOULmate? A True Love Story

Sat, Jan 14, 2017
Hanna Theatre

Wait Until Dark

Feb 17 - Mar 12 , 2017
Hanna Theatre


Mar 31 - Apr 15 , 2017
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Forever Plaid

May 5 - 21 , 2017
Hanna Theatre