If you love theater, you’ve probably been to New York and LA. But if you’re not familiar with Cleveland, OH, you might be surprised that it has a thriving and diverse theater scene. Making a trip to the Rock and Roll Capital of the World doesn’t mean you’re limited to seeing bands perform. Playhouse Square in Cleveland is a hidden gem in the world of theater.
Once you learn a bit more about what Cleveland has to offer, you’ll be itching to book a weekend trip to take in new performances. This fall has a packed slate of shows, so take a quick look and start planning.
Some of the best theaters in the area and their best plays and performances are highlighted below for your convenience. Exploring what they have to offer makes it easier for you to decide on an itinerary to follow while in Cleveland this November and December.
The Allen Theatre has performances that include Into the Woods, Julius Caesar, A Christmas Story, and Straight No Chaser.
The Hanna Theatre has performances that include The Music Man and The Nutcracker.
The Outcall Theatre has performances that include Pipeline.
Mimi Ohio Theatre
The Mimi Ohio Theatre has performances that include Tri-C Presents Death of a Salesman, Point of No Return, Cartography, and Ryan Hamilton, to name a few.
KeyBank State Theatre
The KeyBank State Theatre has performances that include Johnny Mathis, White Christmas, and Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2019.
Connor Place has Mean Girls on its schedule for December. There is also a pre-show talking about the production that you can see at various times throughout the month.
Referring to the complete calendar of events allows you to see the precise dates and times for each performance being put on the various theaters. You’ll be able to learn more about ticket prices, too, once you’ve decided which plays and musicals you want to view. Buying tickets as early as possible ensures that a performance doesn’t sell out before you’re able to purchase entrance to it.
Where to Stay in the Area
There are many hotels near Playhouse Square Cleveland, Ohio, for you to choose from. A popular option for many theater-goers is the Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade. Being set in a historic landmark building gives it an air of sophistication and tradition. But the hotel doesn’t skim on modern amenities. Some other hotels worthy of a standing ovation include Metropolitan at the 9, Autograph Collection, Comfort Inn Downtown, and Drury Plaza Hotel Cleveland.
Enjoy Back-to-Back Plays Courtesy of Playhouse Square
Don’t miss out on the thrills and excitement of a well-cast play. You have plenty of opportunities while in Cleveland to enjoy theater life. Get exclusive access to your favorite shows, tours of historic theaters, and even a chance to meet the cast following a performance. Before you read this guide, you may not have known it, but when you stay in downtown Cleveland, you’re in the heart of the theater district.