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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

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

A Christmas Carol

Dec 19 - 23 , 2014
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Havana Hop: Sensory-Friendly Performance

Tue, Jan 13, 2015
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Havana Hop

Jan 17 - 18 , 2015
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IABD Members Company Showcase

Fri, Jan 23, 2015
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IABD Founders Showcase

Sat, Jan 24, 2015
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Shaping Sound

Feb 14 , 2015
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Compagnie Kafig

Sat, Mar 7, 2015
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Potted Potter

Mar 26 - 29 , 2015
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Lisa Lampanelli

Fri, Apr 10, 2015
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America's Got Downton

Apr 18 , 2015
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Restless Creature (Wendy Whelan)

Sat, Apr 25, 2015
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Oliver Dragojevic

Sat, May 2, 2015
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Manxmouse

May 9 - 10 , 2015
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