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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
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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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Breathtaking Event

I was lucky enough to attend an event put on by Cleveland Plus, the Cleveland CVB and it was breathtaking! It was a meeting with lunch included... lunch at the theater! I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2012
Daisy H
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Jefferson, Ohio
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Jefferson, Ohio
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

I was lucky enough to attend an event put on by Cleveland Plus, the Cleveland CVB and it was breathtaking! It was a meeting with lunch included... lunch at the theater! I was surprised to see the seating for lunch was set up on the stage. The food was great (I assume it was catered, but the service was so... More 

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Thank Daisy H
Lyndhurst, Ohio, United States
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

beautiful place and tons of fun. I have seen tons of great plays here since I was a kid. Great memories.

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Thank Erin M
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

We got tickets to see the Jersey Boys and we were not disappointed. This is a beautiful old play house in downtown Cleveland in Play House Square. Wonderful visit.

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Thank Janet G
Cleveland
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

My mom and I enjoy all the plays. We are soooo lucky to have good theatre in Cleveland!

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1 Thank ShellyCleveland
Elyria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

There is something about going to the Theater that is so much fun. I have been to multiple shows and concerts at Playhouse square and have never been disappointed. The workers at Playhouse have always been respectful to the guests there and there really isn't a bad seat in the house. I've sat a few rows from the front (when... More 

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1 Thank Stephanie F
Cleveland, Ohio
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012 via mobile

Since the Cleveland Play House moved downtown to Playhouse Square's redesigned Allen Theatre, the quality and buzz has shot through the roof. The main space has retained old architectural features but the seating is surprisingly intimate. I saw the opener, Brecht's The Life of Galileo, and it looked great. We returned last week to see In the Next Room, or... More 

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1 Thank herone
Fort Wayne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

The show was supposed to start at 7. They let everyone into the lobby area but didn't allow anyone to be seated until after 7. It was just a mess of people packed into the lobby without being able to sit. Grrrr

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Norwalk, Ohio
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

The Cleveland Play House puts on professional Broadway-quality productions that are simply amazing. GREAT Cleveland institution.

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Lockport, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

I love the way the Playhouse seems to have retained the grand old theater look while providing the acoustics necessary for thoroughly modern act like Trombone Shorty and his brassy New Orleans band.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

Happened to be in town when Aretha Franklin was in concert. What a beautiful concert hall. Also, the seats are comfortable with plenty of room. This may not be a big deal for some, but in my home city we have a Theatre where the seats are too close together, uncomfortable and it detracts from the event.

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