Playhouse Square is proud to be the home of the following resident companies:
The City Club of Cleveland
Administrative Offices: 1317 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115
The City Club of Cleveland is one the nation’s greatest free speech forums. A product of the Progressive Era, it was founded in 1912 and remains one of the nation’s oldest independent free speech forums, renowned for its tradition of debate and discussion. For more than a century, all speakers, from sitting presidents to community activists, have answered unfiltered, unrehearsed questions directly from the audience. The City Club’s mission is to create conversations of consequence that let democracy thrive.
23030 Miles Road,
Bedford Heights, OH 44128
Cleveland Ballet, your very own resident professional ballet company, engages and inspires audiences from around the world. Founded in 2014 by President & CEO Michael Krasnyansky and Governor’s Award-winning Artistic Director Gladisa Guadalupe, Cleveland Ballet is the fastest growing classical ballet company in the nation with a mission to present world-class dance on stage through classical and contemporary works, ensuring that ballet is accessible to all. Cleveland Ballet is dedicated to creating and sustaining traditions and nurturing the appreciation of one of the most dramatic, elegant, and powerful art forms.
Cleveland International Film Festival
Admin offices: 2510 Market Ave / Cleveland, OH / 44113
The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community. In other words, we present the newest and best films from around the world, and we do everything in our power to make sure that our audience learns something along the way - about other cultures, about the topic at hand, about the experience from the filmmakers themselves. Founded in 1977, the Cleveland International Film Festival is a leader in helping the world discover the power of the film arts to educate, entertain, and celebrate an inclusive human experience.
Cleveland Play House
Administrative Offices: 1901 East 13th Street, Suite 200, Cleveland, OH 44114
Cleveland Play House, recipient of the 2015 Regional Theatre Tony Award® and founded in 1915, is America's first professional regional theatre. Throughout its rich history, CPH has remained dedicated to its mission to inspire, stimulate and entertain diverse audiences in Northeast Ohio by producing plays and theatre education programs of the highest professional standards. CPH has produced more than 100 world and/or American premieres, and over its long history more than 12 million people have attended over 1,600 productions. Today, under the leadership of Artistic Director Laura Kepley and Managing Director Kevin Moore, Cleveland Play House is an artist-driven theater that serves the Greater Cleveland community.
Cleveland State University
Administrative Offices: 2121 Euclid Avenue,
Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for engaged learning where students and ideas connect in the classroom, the real world and beyond. With an enrollment of more than 17,000 students, nine colleges and more than 200 academic programs, CSU is consistently listed among America’s best colleges by U.S. News & World Report. Playhouse Square is home to CSU's Arts Campus, housing the University’s Theatre and Dance and Art departments. This collaboration among CSU, Playhouse Square and the Cleveland Play House enables undergraduate students to hone their skills alongside working professionals.
About CSU Theatre and Dance
The CSU Department of Theatre and Dance productions are performed in the state-of-the-art Allen Theatre Complex, showcasing a varied season of both contemporary and traditional works featuring CSU students, faculty, and guest artists. For more information, visit csuohio.edu/theatre or call 216-687-2113.
About The Galleries at CSU
The Galleries at CSU, located at 1307 Euclid Ave., features three distinct exhibition spaces, a multi-purpose media space, a resource library, a meeting area, state-of-the-art lighting, surround sound and new-media capabilities. For more information, visit csuohio.edu/artgallery or call 216-687-2103.
Offices: 13110 Shaker Square, Suite 106, Cleveland, OH 44120
Office Phone: 216-991-9000
For Subscriber or Group Tickets: 216-991-9000
DANCECleveland, founded originally as Cleveland Modern Dance Association in 1956, celebrates more than 60 seasons as a presenter and more. Northeast Ohio’s premiere dance presenter and one of only a handful of stand-alone dance presenters in the country, DANCECleveland brings renowned modern and contemporary dance companies from around the world to perform on the stages of northeast Ohio through their annual dance series. The organization also acts as a commissioner of new works and a resource to the community by offering free master classes with visiting dance companies for local dancers of all ages and abilities. Learn about the presentations coming to northeast Ohio by visiting dancecleveland.org and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @dancecleveland.
Great Lakes Theater
Administrative Offices: 1501 Euclid Avenue, Suite 300, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Phone: 216 241-5490
Tickets: 216 241-6000
Great Lakes Theater (GLT), northeast Ohio’s professional classic theater since 1962, is one of the nation’s preeminent regional theaters and the first resident company of Playhouse Square. GLT features a resident company of artists and brings the world’s greatest plays to life each season in its revolutionary and intimate home at the re-imagined Hanna Theatre. GLT also presents the region’s annual production of A Christmas Carol each year at the Ohio Theatre. On its mainstage and through its extensive educational programming, GLT positively impacts over 100,000 adults and students each season.
"…a drama company of exceptional quality…"
-The Wall Street Journal
Administrative Offices: 2900 Community College Avenue,
MCCA 109, Cleveland, OH 44115
Each summer, the Tri-C JazzFest comes to Playhouse Square with ticketed concerts inside the theaters, and free music and dancing outdoors day and night on U.S. Bank Plaza. The mission of the festival is to connect Northeast Ohio audiences with world-class artists who keep the jazz tradition alive. JazzFest also presents workshops for high school and college students during April, celebrates International Jazz Day, and schedules pop-up shows and master classes throughout the year.