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

State Theatre

1519 Euclid Avenue

The State Theatre, the first and largest of the PlayhouseSquare theaters to be constructed,  had the distinction of being the venue with “the world’s longest theater lobby” when it premiered Feb. 5, 1921. The lobby also displayed four (now-priceless) murals by American modernist James Daugherty. Opened as a movie/vaudeville house, the State attracted such legendary performers as Abbott & Costello, Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Jack Benny and The Marx Brothers. In its current 3200-seat capacity, the State has presented musical extravaganzas such as Disney’s The Lion King and Phantom of the Opera.

Upcoming Events

Brain Candy Live

Fri, Mar 3, 2017
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Cleveland R&B Festival

Fri, Mar 10, 2017
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Wed, Mar 15, 2017
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SHOW CANCELLED: Nu Soul Revival Tour

Sat, Mar 18, 2017
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Shaolin Warriors

Wed, Mar 22, 2017
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Kathy Griffin

Sat, Mar 25, 2017
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Bryan Ferry

Sun, Mar 26, 2017
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Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend

Mar 30 - Apr 2 , 2017
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Married but Single Too

Apr 9 , 2017
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Thu, Apr 13, 2017
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Back 2 The 80's

Sat, Apr 15, 2017
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King Solomon Lives

Jun 9 - 10 , 2017
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Daniel O'Donnell

Tue, Jun 13, 2017
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An American in Paris

Jun 20 - Jul 9 , 2017
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Bring It! LIVE

Fri, Jul 21, 2017
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Motown the Musical

Aug 15 - 20 , 2017
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The Book of Mormon

Sep 12 - 17 , 2017
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