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 12 venues and, along with eight resident companies, welcomes more than 1 million guests to 1000+ shows and events each year.
Register for a free tour with our volunteer guides on select Saturdays (listed below) for a history-based Playhouse Square Tour.
Tours do involve stairs and we suggest wearing comfortable shoes. If you or a member of your party is not able to access stairs, please inform the volunteer guides upon arrival and they will adjust the tour.
Please note that not all areas may be available during each tour.
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.
Private tours can be scheduled any date of the week with a start time between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tours typically last 90 minutes; duration may vary based on theater availability. Please note: we cannot guarantee that a specific theater will be available on the date of your tour. We appreciate your understanding.
To schedule a private tour, please complete the form below. Once your tour guide has been scheduled, we will contact you to confirm your date and time and collect payment.
Payment is due two weeks prior to your tour date. The fee for a private tour is $100 for up to 20 people; $200 for 21-40 guests; $300 for 41-60 guests and so on.
A private tour must be arranged at least 3 weeks in advance of the desired tour date. Private tours are non-refunable.
Free outdoor walking tours of the Playhouse Square District, conducted by Gateway District Heritage Tourism, are offered on select dates during warmer months. No registration is required to attend.