Playhouse Square Education Fund

Playhouse Square Education Fund


Your Gift Makes A Difference

Support the education initiatives at Playhouse Square with a gift to the Education Fund today. Your donation makes it possible for us to present programs, workshops and field trips of the highest quality at a low cost or for free to participants. Give a one-time gift or make an ongoing impact with a monthly donation.

Presenting live children’s theater of the highest quality is an important part of Playhouse Square’s not-for-profit mission. The performing arts enable children to build upon their creativity, imagination, and innovation, helping to create rich connections with others and a lifelong appreciation of cultural experiences.

  • In-person and virtual youth theater performances, workshops, classes and events reach nearly 120,000 participants across 26 counties annually.
  • More than 20 videos were filmed and produced by the Education Department in 2022, improving accessibilty to the arts in schools.
  • During Family Theater Day this year, more than 3,000 guests enjoyed performances from around the world as well as free workshops and activities.
  • Educational sessions are provided free to the community with each KeyBank Broadway Series show at Playhouse Square.

Playhouse Square is a not-for-profit performing arts center, so your donation is fully tax-deductible.

Featured Education Programs

The Dazzle Awards presented by Pat & John Chapman

The Dazzle Awards presented by Pat & John Chapman aim to inspire and honor excellence in high school musical theater, and to recognize the importance of musical theater and arts education within the Northeast Ohio community. 

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Disney Musicals in Schools presented by Dee & Jimmy Haslam

Playhouse Square and Disney present a special opportunity to introduce the collaborative art of musical theater to schools. Each year, four schools received a 17-week musical theater residency which culminates in a 30-minute Disney KIDS Musical at the school and a Student Share Performance at Playhouse Square.

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Sensory-Friendly Programming presented by Norman & Denise Wells

In January 2015, Playhouse Square presented its first ever sensory-friendly performance, Havana Hop. Playhouse Square has continued its commitment to sensory-friendly programming with eight total sensory-friendly performances since 2015. The next sensory-friendly performance is Disney's Frozen, on September 3, 2022.

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Honor Someone Special

Your donation will not only help Playhouse Square continue to enrich the lives of children and adults in our community, but it will also give you the opportunity to honor someone special. Please take this opportunity to support the Education Fund and keep the arts alive in our schools and our community.