Support Playhouse Square

Playhouse Square is a not-for-profit organization that positively impacts our community. However, proceeds from ticket sales alone do not fully cover our operating costs. We rely on the generous support of foundations, corporations and individuals like you to meet our annual need of more than $7 million.

The largest performing arts center outside of New York, Playhouse Square is unique, both locally and nationally, for its sound financial stewardship, wise foresight and lasting impact. This support enables us to bring a diverse selection of quality performances to Cleveland, provide community engagement and education programming and create a destination for entertainment, business and living.


What will my donation support?

  • Historical preservation and maintenance of Playhouse Square’s world-class stages
  • Education programs to supplement the decrease or elimination of arts education in many local school districts
  • The creation of new work by local artists
  • A performance schedule as diverse as the people of Northeast Ohio
  • Free and low-cost community engagement activities and events
  • Continued revitalization of the Playhouse Square District

Giving to Playhouse Square FAQs

How can I make a donation to Playhouse Square?

You can make a one-time gift online in any amount to our Education Fund or you may choose to become a member of Playhouse Square to take advantage of exclusive benefits in honor of your gift.

If you prefer, you may call 216-640-8409 to speak with Meg Colwell. Gifts also may be mailed to Playhouse Square, Attn: Development Department, 1501 Euclid Ave., Suite 200, Cleveland, OH 44115.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Playhouse Square is a not-for-profit organization, so your donation is tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

My company matches gifts. Does Playhouse Square qualify?

Yes, Playhouse Square qualifies for most matching gift programs that support the arts. Click here for more information on matching gifts.

Does Playhouse Square accept gifts of stock or other assets?

Yes. For more information, please call 216-640-8409 to speak with Meg Colwell.

I would like to give a donation in memory or in honor of someone. Can I do that?

Yes. There is a space for you to enter the individual’s name in our online giving form or call 216-640-8409 to speak with Meg Colwell.

Can I leave Playhouse Square a gift in my will?

Absolutely. Legacy Circle at Playhouse Square recognizes individuals and families that have declared their intention to include Playhouse Square in their estate plans, whether by will, trust or life income arrangement. Please call Michelle Ryan Stewart at 216-640-8410 for more information about planned giving to Playhouse Square or learn more about wills here.