Resident Companies

Playhouse Square is proud to be the home of the following resident companies:

City Club of Cleveland

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Administrative Offices: 
1317 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: 216-621-0082
Tickets: 216-621-0082


The City Club of Cleveland is one of 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.

Cleveland Ballet

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Administrative Offices:
23030 Miles Rd.
Bedford Heights, OH 44128
Phone: 216-320-9000

Cleveland Ballet, your very own resident professional ballet company, engages and inspires audiences from around the world. 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

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Administrative Offices:
2510 Market Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone: 216.623.3456

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 E. 13th St., Suite 200
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: 216-400-7000
Tickets: 216-241-6000
Subscriptions: 216-400-7096

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.

Cleveland State University


Administrative Offices: 
2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: 216-687-2000

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 or call 216-687-2113.



Administrative Offices: 
2843 Washington Blvd.
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
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 and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @dancecleveland. 

Great Lakes Theater


Administrative Offices: 
1501 Euclid Ave., Suite 300
Cleveland, OH 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

Tri-C JazzFest


Administrative Offices: 
2900 Community College Ave., MCCA 109
Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: 216-987-4049
Tickets: 216-241-6000

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.