PlayhouseSquare

PlayhouseSquare, Cleveland: Address, Phone Number, PlayhouseSquare Reviews: 4.5/5

PlayhouseSquare
4.5
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Playhouse Square Center is the nation's largest performing arts complex outside of New York City. Located in the heart of Cleveland's Theater District, Playhouse Square serves as host to over 1.1 million guests annually and offers the best of Broadway, dance, concerts, family shows, comedians, plays and more.
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Kathy
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Gift cards have expiration dates and they don't give you any leniency!
Jul 2020
Don't purchase a gift card without looking at the small print (expiration date). I was given (as a gift) a $300 gift card to Playhouse Square. The purchaser was not told there was an expiration date, and when it was emailed to him and then me I didn't notice it either (irresponsible on my part, I know). My experience with gift cards is that they didn't expire. Family death and moving kept me from using it at the time. I tried calling twice to maybe get them to at least honor half of it, but they would not. I then spoke to a manager on a third occasion to no avail. Given the coronavirus pandemic, I figured they would be a little lenient (and present their business with goodwill measures) . . . but they did not. Lesson learned for me, so wanted everyone else to be aware of this. Also, for the fields below ("when did you go" and "who was with you"), answer is required so I am just putting any date in there as I can't submit without it.
Written June 8, 2021
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Travel736351
Strongsville, OH6 contributions
Second largest Theater District in the United States
Feb 2020
Playhouse Square Theaters are a special treat. These restored theaters offers Broadway Shows, Cleveland Playhouse productions, concerts, ballet and opera.
Written February 14, 2020
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Lynn C
New York City, NY54,326 contributions
Great theatre in Cleveland
Dec 2019 • Couples
Great venue for Broadway shows and theatrical productions. We love going here for shows when in Cleveland. Obviously way bigger theatres than in NYC, but Cleveland has a large theatre following and gets shows soon after they begin touring from Broadway.
Written December 22, 2019
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Hailey I
1 contribution
TERRIBLE
Dec 2019 • Family
Ridiculous! There is one line for two super crowded shows that takes 2 hours. Who can run a business this way? This is awful. Would not recommend.
Written December 21, 2019
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CanadianNomad
Niagara Falls, Canada720 contributions
Gorgeous theatre!
Feb 2019
This area has been cleaned up nicely, what used to be a dangerous area now is a pleasant place to visit which is good because this playhouse is one of the nicest in the country!
Written November 14, 2019
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jkzoo
Mansfield, OH818 contributions
Love this area
Oct 2019
So many great theaters and so many different performances. It's a great area with a great vibe. Miss the saxophone player though - so sad he is gone.
Written October 25, 2019
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LoveScotland
Weymouth, MA153 contributions
Under-rated
Oct 2019 • Solo
Cleveland has done a great job of rejuvenating a group of old theaters and burlesque houses into a group of eight or nine theaters around East 14th Street and Euclid Avenue. A particular jewel is called Kennedy’s, which is a performance space in a basement. I was one of about 25 on a Saturday night that saw a very good performance of Copenhagen. The director greets you on the way in and out. A Cleveland special.
Written October 14, 2019
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Tom E
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Gem!
Sep 2019 • Couples
I’ve been a season ticket holder for several years. I have never seen a bad show. Top notch, in every aspect. This past summers production of Lion King was spectacular!!!
Written September 29, 2019
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Linda S
North Ridgeville, OH45 contributions
Playhouse Square for shows
Aug 2019
What a wonderful place to see shows - great restaurants nearby - such good entertaining broadway acts - Cleveland is blessed to have such a good venue
Written September 27, 2019
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tmterie
Sandusky232 contributions
Enjoyable theatre
Jul 2019
This theatre has been around for a long time. There really is not a good seat. The only drawback is that the rest rooms are downstairs (though there are many, many stalls and wait time is very quick) though they do have only one handicapped restroom upstairs. At least only one I am aware of. Plays and acoustics are pretty good.
Written September 20, 2019
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