The Cleveland Playhouse was founded in 1915 by a group of Clevelanders, including Charles and Minerva Brooks, as it remains an artist-driven theatre. In its 90 season it has had 11 million people attend more than 1,300 productions including The Pleasure of Honesty, You Touched Me, Mother Courage, Simone, The First Monday in October, The Archbishop#25;s Ceiling and many more. The original facility was built in 1927.
The Cleveland Playhouse box office is open Monday through Friday, performance times 10am to curtain, non-performance times 10am to 5pm; Saturday and Sunday, performance times 11am to curtain, non-performance times closed. Smoking is only permitted outside the building. The venue has accessible seating. The venue gives backstage tours and guided tours for school events and individual/small group parties.