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

Take a Hike Tours

May 26 - Sep 15 , 2016
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Anthony Hamilton & Fantasia

Sat, Jun 4, 2016
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2016 Cleveland Foundation Annual Meeting

Wed, Jun 8, 2016
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The Phantom of the Opera

Jun 15 - Jul 10 , 2016
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Jerry Seinfeld

Fri, Jul 15, 2016
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Jill Scott

Thu, Aug 4, 2016
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Bring It! Live

Fri, Aug 12, 2016
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Celtic Thunder - Legacy

Wed, Aug 31, 2016
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Jersey Boys

Sep 20 - 25 , 2016
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Peppa Pig Live!

Wed, Sep 28, 2016
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Joan Baez

Wed, Oct 19, 2016
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Brian Regan

Fri, Nov 18, 2016
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An American in Paris

Jun 20 - Jul 9 , 2017
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More Info On Sale 09/09/2016 - 11:00 AM

Motown the Musical

Aug 16 - 20 , 2017
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More Info On Sale 11/28/2016 - 11:00 AM