Frequently Asked Questions

What is Jump Back Ball?

Jump Back Ball is Partners and Playhouse Square’s most jubilant night of the year for young professionals. Since 1991, Partners has been planning Jump Back Ball to raise funds in support of Playhouse Square’s education initiatives. Along with knowing you are supporting a good cause, you get to experience the theaters in a way you can’t at any other time. Dance on stage and take in the same views only performers get to see. Enjoy endless cocktails, heavy appetizers, live music, games of chance and so much more.

What is Playhouse Square Partners?

Partners is the official young professionals group of Playhouse Square and its members are the masterminds behind Jump Back Ball. The organization provides those in their 20s and 30s with leadership, social and volunteer opportunities while simultaneously supporting Playhouse Square’s not-for-profit mission. Click here for more information.

How can I get involved with Jump Back Ball?

Jump Back Ball is planned by Partners, the official young professionals group of Playhouse Square. It provides those in their 20s and 30s with leadership, social, and volunteer opportunities while simultaneously supporting Playhouse Square and its not-for-profit mission.

To become a member of Partners, an annual donation to Playhouse Square must be made. After that, you’re invited to join the Jump Back Ball Committee! The committee meets on a regular basis and offers many ways to get involved.

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Who benefits from Jump Back Ball?

Proceeds from Jump Back Ball support Playhouse Square’s education initiatives, including sensory-friendly performances, Family Theater Day, the Dazzle Awards, Classroom Connections Workshops and Disney Musicals in Schools, which provides underserved schools with a sustainable 17-week musical theater program. 

Is Jump Back Ball a seated dinner?

We are not offering a seated dinner this year. Heavy appetizers will be offered to both VIP and General Admission guests. There will be numerous high-top tables to stand near or you can sit down in the theater seats.

Are tickets tax deductible?

Yes! A portion of the General Admission and VIP tickets is tax deductible. Ticket buyers will receive a tax receipt after the event.

How can I get the best deal on tickets?

Playhouse Square donors who give an annual donation of $100+ are eligible to purchase two discounted General Admission tickets. Plus, they receive all the other benefits this 100% tax deductible donation offers.

Want to save up to $70 on two General Admission tickets? Make a donation today!

Between the ages of 21-40? Donate to Partners here.

Over the age of 40? Donate to Friends here.

Can I purchase tickets at the door?

Tickets WILL NOT be available for purchase at the door. This event will sell out. Buy your tickets ASAP.

What is the attire?

Jump Back Ball offers a few different options.

Feeling creative? Jump Back Ball guests are known for their costumes that match the theme!

Costumes not your thing? Not a problem! Come dressed in your cocktail best or take it up a notch and wear a gown or tuxedo.

Where do I park?

Complimentary parking is available to all Jump Back Ball attendees in the Playhouse Square Garage (located at 1450 Chester Avenue with an indoor walkway to the KeyBank State Theatre.)

Complimentary valet parking on Euclid Avenue is available to VIP ticket buyers. 

IMPORTANT! You must order your parking pass when purchasing your Jump Back Ball tickets! Need help? Contact Katie Remark at 216-640-8721 or

Will there be a coat check?

Yes, a complimentary coat check will be available to all guests.

Are event sponsorships available?

Yes! View sponsorship levels and benefits here.

For more information or to make a commitment, contact Sarah Stengel at 216-640-8408 or

Who can I contact for more information on Jump Back Ball?

Contact Katie Remark at 216-640-8721 or