Take A Tour of Playhouse Square

With five fully restored historic theaters (opened 1921-22), Playhouse Square is the largest theater restoration project in the world. Join us for a free tour and find out how these gems were saved from the wrecking ball!  

Today, Playhouse Square features 11 performance spaces and, along with seven resident companies, welcomes more than 1 million guests to 1000+ shows and events each year.  

Playhouse Square Tours

Meet our RedCoat volunteer tour guides in the KeyBank State Theatre lobby on select Saturdays (listed below) for a historic based Playhouse Square Tour.

Tours depart every 15 minutes between 10-11:30 a.m. and last approximately 90 minutes. Last tour departs at 11:30 a.m. Tours do involve stairs and we do suggest wearing comfortable shoes.

Please note that backstage access during tours is subject to availability.


No registration is necessary for other tour dates for groups with fewer than ten (10) people.

If you have a group of ten (10) or more guests planning to attend a free tour date, please contact David Greene at david.greene@playhousesquare.org or fill out the form below.



Playhouse Square Tour Dates

  • We are not currently offering tours at Playhouse Square.

Take A Hike Tour

Conducted by Gateway District Heritage Tourism, on select dates we offer free outdoor walking tours of the Playhouse Square District. Please note that these tours typically only run during the summer time.

No registration is required to attend.

Click here for more information on tour dates and meeting location.

Private Tour 

Playhouse Square spaces are not available for tours at this time.

Private tours of our theaters are available to those who may not be able to attend a free theater tour date.

A private tour can be scheduled any day of the week after 10 a.m. and are booked based on facility availability. Please note that backstage access during tours is subject to availability.

Private tours are for groups of 10 or more and are charged a fee.

A private tour must be arranged at least 2-3 weeks in advance of the desired tour date.

Additional Tour Information

Playhouse Square inspects all handbags, diaper bags and cases at points of entry.  The following items are not permitted in Playhouse Square theaters. Please leave them in your car or at home.

  • Backpacks and other large bags.
  • Playhouse Square is a firearms-free facility. No one except on-duty law enforcement officials is permitted to possess or carry a firearm on the premises.

Cameras are permitted on public tours. All camera bags will be inspected.

Request for a Tour Group (on select dates) for 10 or More Guests or a Private Tour