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Saw a great show at a great theater - the Allen Theater in Playhouse Square

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Reviewed August 18, 2019
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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...more
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1901 E 13th St, Ste 200, Cleveland, OH 44114-3542
+1 216-400-7000
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting from New York in September, found a great matinee before attending a night game at Progressive Field. The show was wonderful: "Into the Breeches" about a group of women who take over the production of a Shakespear play in the absence of the men...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 18, 2019

This has always been a great place to see a show and they produce some very fine ones here. Now much safer to drive in and park. Excellent venue.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed July 1, 2019

Unbelievable. I was really impressed. My husband & I saw The Million Dollar Quartet here on a Friday night with my parents. We had front row center stage tickets. It was at the Hanna Theater, which I had not been to before. This theater is...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank PattyBoombaLatty
Reviewed May 10, 2018

My wife and I recently attended a performance of the Putnam County Spelling Bee at the Cleveland Playhouse located in the Playhouse Square. Cleveland is blessed to have such beautiful theaters of which the Allen is the one the Cleveland Playhouse uses in addition to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank tonyweinert
Reviewed May 1, 2018

Expect to participate and maybe get out of your comfort zone. From the moment we walked into the building (not the theater) we were greeted, harassed, and made fun of by the whole cast. It's a can't miss!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Ryan L, Public Relations Manager at Cleveland Play House, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2018

Glad you enjoyed your experience, Nikki! Which production did you end up seeing?

Reviewed February 4, 2018

The shining star of the greater Cleveland theatre scene is the Cleveland Play House. Over 100 years of performances and they never disappoint. Certainly there are some shows that are more popular, or that bigger audiences, but CPH continues to produce quality shows that challenge...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank WHMeg
Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

Attended matinee for this Phantom sequel. Absolutely wonderful! Costumes, acting, singing all excellent. Orchestra was beyond amazing. Enjoyed everything. No bad seat! Over too soon. Helps if you know the story before going. Can't believe how some people dress. This is the theater!! We dressed...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank karenhZ9760JB
Ryan L, Public Relations Manager at Cleveland Play House, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2018

Thank you for sharing your feedback, Karen. "Love Never Dies" was performed at our neighbor's theatre, Playhouse Square, and it is not one of our shows. All the same, as part of Cleveland's Theatre District we hope you had a positive experience and will come...More

Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

We went to see An American In Paris. The production was excellent. I was in awe of the theater. The Playhouse District has done a remarkable job in refurbishing the old theaters. The theaters sparkle now and I can imagine this is how they looked...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank 277dianneh
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

We are season tickets holders at Playhouse Square and love the area, the accommodations and atmosphere. This our third year and we have not seen a bad performance. This is truly a gem in Cleveland!!

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank llutes1
Reviewed November 14, 2016

We saw the Jersey Boys Old classic theater, staff and volunteers very friendly and helpful. Limitations on available restrooms. Parking can be an issue

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank John C
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September 21, 2017|
Response from Ryan L | Property representative |
We'll have "The Diary of Anne Frank" running during that time.
March 22, 2017|
Response from Ryan L | Property representative |
We will have a production on stage May 6th, at 7:30 P.M. - "Freaky Friday" a new Disney musical. You can find more information about the production at the Cleveland Play House website.
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