Theatre and Dance

Cleveland Play House


Cleveland Play House

Cleveland Play House (CPH), recipient of the 2015 Regional Theatre Tony Award and founded in 1915, is America's first professional regional theatre. Throughout its rich history, CPH has remained dedicated to its mission to inspire, stimulate and entertain diverse audiences in Northeast Ohio by producing plays and theatre education programs of the highest professional standards. CPH has produced more than 100 world and/or American premieres, and over its long history more than 12 million people have attended over 1,600 productions. Today, Cleveland Play House celebrates its centennial while performing in three state-of-the art venues at Playhouse Square in downtown Cleveland.

Cleveland State University Department of Theatre Dance shares both the CSU Arts Campus Middough Building facilities and the Allen Theatre Complex performance spaces at Playhouse Square with CPH. CSU students engage in coursework taught by CPH staff and have opportunities to engage in mentoring experiences that include production and marketing internships.

Cleveland Play House is also a supporter of CSU Theatre and Dance Department scholarships by donating revenue from selected CPH shows and regular discount ticket sales to Department scholarship accounts. 

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