Feb 27, 2024

Playhouse Square Relaunches Public Tours of Performance Spaces

For more than a century, Playhouse Square has been hosting performances that captivate audiences, but how much do theatergoers really know about its history? Guests can get a peek behind the curtain as they learn about Playhouse Square’s performance spaces with the return of free public tours. Led by Playhouse Square’s knowledgeable and enthusiastic RedCoat volunteers, visitors have the chance to immerse themselves in the exciting story of how these historic theaters were saved from the wrecking ball, as well as their journey to become the world’s largest theater restoration project and Cleveland cultural gem that we know today.

“We’re thrilled to bring back the beloved public tours at Playhouse Square,” said Craig Hassall, President & CEO, Playhouse Square. “By offering these tours at no charge, we’re able to make Playhouse Square accessible to more Northeast Ohioans and visitors to our region. Not only are we able to introduce new people to Playhouse Square’s theaters and history, but we are also able to offer frequent guests to the theater district the opportunity to experience our performance spaces in a different way.”

Ninety-minute tours are available on select Saturdays beginning on Saturday, March 16. Public tours are free, but registration is required for attendees. Due to performances happening throughout Playhouse Square, not all areas may be available on each tour. Guests are permitted to bring cameras on their tour to capture the beauty of Playhouse Square in this intimate setting.

For more information or to register for the free public tours, please visit playhousesquare.org/tours. Additional dates will be added throughout the year. Private tours of the Playhouse Square performances spaces are also available for a charge for groups of 20 or more.