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

Potted Potter

Oct 9 - 11 , 2015
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Evil Dead The Musical

Oct 16 - 18 , 2015
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Air Play: Sensory-Friendly Performance

Tue, Oct 27, 2015
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CTS Field Trip: Air Play

Oct 27 - 30 , 2015
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Air Play

Oct 31 - Nov 1 , 2015
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Sat, Nov 7, 2015
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Paula Poundstone

Thu, Nov 12, 2015
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SOULmate? A True Love Story

Sat, Nov 14, 2015
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A Christmas Carol

Nov 28 - Dec 23 , 2015
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CTS Field Trip: Rhapsody in Black

Feb 2 , 2016
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Sat, Feb 6, 2016
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Tommy Emmanuel

Sat, Feb 13, 2016
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MOON MOUSE: A Space Odyssey

Mar 5 - 6 , 2016
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PostSecret: The Show

Sun, Mar 13, 2016
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Kathleen Madigan

Sat, Apr 2, 2016
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Carnival of the Animals

May 7 - 8 , 2016
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