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State Theatre - The Playhouse Square Center

State Theatre - The Playhouse Square Center

State Theatre – The Playhouse Square Center History

Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Cleveland, the State Theatre is a historic venue that hosts a variety of events each year. Originally designed as a movie and vaudeville house during its initial run from 1921-1964 (restored and reopened in 1984), the State Theater has a rich history of drawing world-renowned performers. This spring and summer is often the best time of the year to see what the State Theater has to offer. As one of the original five theaters at the nine-theater Playhouse Square complex, theState Theatrehas a schedule of performances that is as breathtaking as its mural-rich interior. Shows in the past have included Aretha Franklin, David Sanborn, and Diana Krall, as well as the Alvin Ailey Dance Company and Pink Martini. Il Divo has also taken the stage.

It's an experience in itself to visit an old building like this one. You'll be able to feel the rich history of this venue when you're sitting there enjoying a performance within its walls. There's something special about being in a structure like this one that only enhances the experience for the audience members. The opportunity to catch a show at the State Theatre is something that you do not want to miss out on, so make sure to head out for a performance there as soon as possible. Add to the experience of seeing a live concert or theater production by doing it in a building with true historical significance; it's all the more enriching.


State Theatre – The Playhouse Square Center Events

For a world-class live performance at one of the finest historic venues in downtown Cleveland, the State Theatre at Playhouse Square has something for everyone. With artists ranging from soul to jazz to dance and much more, the State Theatre has a wide variety of shows throughout the year. The schedule is filling up at the State Theatre, so don't delay in booking your seats in this incredible theater. There's something for everyone at this historic location, and you can feel that sense of history for yourself when you head to an event at the Fonda. Don't waste any more time, take a look at the upcoming events and choose which you'd like to attend. It's all the more interesting to see a wonderful show in a building that has so much historical significance.

There's something simply incredible about seeing a concert live and in person that keeps people coming back for more whenever one of their favorite artists comes to town. When you see a fantastic musical act hit the stage in an amazing venue like this one, there's an exhilaration that occurs that you can't duplicate anywhere else. Get out to see one of these fantastic shows live and in person so you can experience music the way it's supposed to be experienced. Nothing compares to seeing it done live, so make sure to check out this venue and prepare for a great event.


Cleveland, OH

Cleveland is the most populous city in the state of Ohio. The city was founded in 1796, and quickly became a center for commerce due to its location, as Cleveland sits on the southern shore of Lake Erie, one of the great lakes. Cleveland has a National Football League team, the Cleveland Browns, and an National Basketball Association team, the Cleveland Cavaliers. The city also has a Major League baseball team, the Cleveland Indians. Cleveland also offers residents and visitors a vast cultural scene, which includes the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Top musical acts frequent venues all over this city, as do major theatrical productions. Cleveland is the 45th largest city in the United States, and provides people with a nearly endless amount of activities with which they can entertain themselves.


State Theatre – The Playhouse Square Center Seating Layout

The State Theatre at the Playhouse Square Center in Cleveland, OH has a seating capacity of approximately 3,400 people for the biggest shows put on at this incredible venue. There you'll get a sense of the history of a building that has undergone significant renovations over the years but never lost its classic feel. This is a fantastic place to catch a show, and that's something that you can see for yourself by heading out to the State Theatre sometime in the near future. Whether you like music concerts, theatrical productions or something else, there's likely to be something on the docket for you at this venue.


State Theatre – The Playhouse Square Center Trivia

Did you know that the State Theatre at the Playhouse Square Center in Cleveland, OH was in serious danger of being razed twice?

That's right, this historic venue was on the verge of being demolished two times, in 1972 and 1977, but the demolition was canceled due to public outcry both times.

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