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Playhouse Square, 1501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115

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State Theater is part of the Playhouse Square complex.

Playhouse Square, 1501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115

Year opened: 1921

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The State Theatre is the first and largest of the PlayhouseSquare theaters to be built. It was originally opened as a movie and vaudeville house, in an Italian Renaissance style. The theater was restored and reopened in 1984 with an added $7 million stagehouse. It then became the home of the Cleveland Ballet and Cleveland Opera, with a seating capacity of 3200.

Upcoming Highlights

  • The Wizard Of Oz

    Opens Dec 01

  • Il Volo

    Feb 24, 2016

  • 2Cellos

    Mar 29, 2016

  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

    Opens Apr 29, 2016

  • Phantom Of The Opera

    Opens Jun 15, 2016

The Wizard Of Oz

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December 1-6, 2015

Andrew Lloyd Webber's lauded production of The Wizard Of Oz is an enchanting adaptation of the perennial MGM movie classic starring Judy Garland, totally re-imagined for the stage. Following highly successful productions in London and Toronto, the show has embarked on the ever-winding Yellow Brick Road that is North America. Join Dorothy and Toto as they meet a motley crew of lost characters, all with one thing in mind; to gain their hearts' desire from the great Oz.

Il Volo

February 24, 2016

In May 2009, three fresh-faced teenagers appeared on the popular Italian talent show Ti Lascio Una Canzone and dazzled television viewers with their flawless rendition of the Neapolitan standard O Sole Mio. Having successfully survived the rocky road from talent show sensations to respected artists, this trio of Italian pop-opera teenage singers return to the US!


March 29, 2016

The overnight sensations 2Cellos have delighted many audiences the world over, with their unique and energetic performances of popular hits, from Nirvana to Kings of Leon. When their rendition of Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal went viral, they broke through and ended up catching a gig supporting Elton John on his tour.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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April 29-May 1, 2016

The 56-year old AA American Dance Theater has performed for an estimated 23 million people in 48 states, as well as 71 countries on six continents. Often engaged as an ambassador for modern American dance, the troupe saw its first such engagement in 1962 as part of John F Kennedy's south east Asian and Australian tour. Whilst its repertoire is known primarily for its jazz influences, chief creative director Robert Battle has added to the dances by welcoming collaborations with other eminent choreographers, which reflects the company's ever-expanding body of work.

Phantom Of The Opera

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June 15-July 10, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber's romantic musical is based on Gaston Leroux's gothic novel of life beneath the stage. A secretive opera composer stalks the halls of the Paris Opera House and becomes obsessed with young ingenue Christine, and will stop at nothing to have her. This longstanding Eighties rock opera has received a full-scale update for new audiences without compromising on the glory of the original production.

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