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

Ohio Theatre

1511 Euclid Avenue

The Ohio Theatre’s opening night, February 14, 1921, revealed one of PlayhouseSquare’s most elaborate lobbies with a breathtaking frescoed ceiling, stately Corinthian columns and three original murals by a famous Italian artist (all of which would be lost to a devastating lobby fire in 1964). In addition to legitimate theater productions, such musical greats as Sophie Tucker, Benny Goodman and Ozzie Nelson would play the Ohio. The venue also boasted a brief (1935-36) incarnation as the Mayfair Casino, an elegant supper club featuring both a circular lobby bar and a circular performance stage. Today, the intimate Ohio seats 1000.

Upcoming Events

Carnival of the Animals

May 7 - 8 , 2016
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Dancing Classrooms

May 15 , 2016
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Restoring the Legacy Benefit

Thu, May 19, 2016
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A Good Man is Easy to Find

Sat, May 21, 2016
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The Milk Carton Kids

Wed, May 25, 2016
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Tri-C JazzFest: Chick Corea

Fri, Jun 24, 2016
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Weapons of Mass Creation Fest 7

Aug 5 - 7 , 2016
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An Evening with Kurt Elling

Sat, Aug 27, 2016
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Giada Valenti

Sun, Sep 18, 2016
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