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Cleveland Play House

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Address: 1901 E. 13th St, Ste 200, Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone Number: +1 216 400 7000
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Cleveland Play House, recipient of the 2015 Regional Theatre Tony Award and...

Cleveland Play House, 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.

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Christmas at the playhouse

The Cleveland playhouse offers many Christmas events at the various theaters. The feastival of trees and decorations is always beautiful to see. I highly recommend A Christmas... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The Cleveland playhouse offers many Christmas events at the various theaters. The feastival of trees and decorations is always beautiful to see. I highly recommend A Christmas Carol, this is by far their best holiday production.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Recently saw Joel Grey's one-man show. The entire complex is wonderful. Production quality, light sound, etc, all well done.

Thank CineGraphic
Vero Beach, Florida
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19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

There is so much history here at the play House theatre no matter what seat or theatre you go to inside the play house it's wonderful

1 Thank yvonneolivia
Perry, Ohio
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

This is the second year of being a season ticket holder. Not sure why it took so long. The theatre district is a great place to be Shows are great and so much fun. Well worth the visit whether go to all th echoes or just one.

1 Thank llutes1
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Step back in time to the luxury and beauty of "the good ol' days" You will love the experience and the discovery of all the surrounding restaurants and venues. Great shows......

1 Thank Dawn0303
Indianapolis, Indiana
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339 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Probably one of my all-time favorite theaters in Cleveland. The city does know how to do theater - all the way around. And even mediocre plays are good here - that's how fun the venue is ...

1 Thank Rhonda B
Thermopolis, Wyoming
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61 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Cleveland Play House was awarded the 2015 Tony Award for Best Regional Theatre. This award is well - deserved and - in my opinion - long overdue. I've taken in four plays at the CPH over two years. Of those four, three were world premieres - Informed Consent, Five Guys Named Moe, Fairfield - and the fourth was a highly... More 

2 Thank AMRossi9242
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

My wife and I seen Flanagan's wake for our anniversary and it was a really good time. The show was very well done and the actors were very funny.

1 Thank EmilySonger
Buffalo, New York
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781 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 411 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

This is a marvelous theater in the old school. Glorious interior design. It's something that you can drive by and have no clue how beautiful it is inside. We seen many productions over the years. Never disappoints.

1 Thank Jonmun
Columbus, Ohio
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42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Old historic theaters are beautiful, but people are no longer 5'2" and 90 lbs., although the seating reflects it. Most guests had their knees against the seats in front of them and were crammed into the seats. One of our party did have that issue, spoke with a supervisor who re-seated her. That was absolutely the best service I had... More 

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