Cain Park is a summer arts park located in Cleveland Heights. In the 1930s, the venue attracted national attention with its ambitious “10 shows in 10 weeks” programming. Today, in addition to music and dance concerts, Cain Park annually produces a musical theater show in the intimate Alma Theater; chosen for production in 2010 was the Stephen Sondheim-Hugh Wheeler masterpiece Sweeney Todd. Cain Park is famous as the film location of the 1979 movie Those Lips, Those Eyes, in which Tom Hulce plays a stage-struck young actor caught up in the romance of summer stock opposite Frank Langella as a cynical veteran.
Cain Park Information
- Public Transportation: Good
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Performances are given June–August (jazz, folk, pop, dance, theater, etc.). Schedule varies, but generally Tuesday–Sunday
- Ticket Prices: Ticket prices vary, mostly $8–$32; $2 discounts are available for students, seniors, children, and Friends of Cain Park; $3 discounts for military and those with Cleveland Heights Recreation IDs (purchasable by residents at the Cleveland Heights Community Center). Special Tuesday events are $2 and many events are free
- Group Discounts: Discounts available for groups of 20 or more
- Subscriptions: One popular subscription option is the Patron series: Buy at least one ticket to any four or more different events and get a 15% discount off the regular price (all four-plus tickets must be purchased at the same time).