Established as a professional theater in 1915, CPH has presented American and world premieres by Brecht, Pirandello, Tennessee Williams, William Saroyan, Brian Friel, and Arthur Miller. Cleveland Play House strives to continue this tradition with the Playwrights’ Unit program, which nurtures a select group of Cleveland-area writers with developmental support and productions. In 2011, CPH joined Cleveland State University and PlayHouseSquare to reconfigure the historic Allen Theatre and adjacent property as a multi-stage venue.
New Ground Theatre Festival is an annual showcase of new theatrical works. Cleveland Play House develops and presents a variety of new work from nationally recognized artists, and each year produces a centerpiece production. Other offerings range from fully produced large-scale collaborations with peer top-tier organizations to solo performances to readings of plays hot off the writer’s printer. The Roe Green Award brings a leading American playwright to Cleveland to develop a new project culminating in a public reading and master class.
Cleveland Play House (CPH) Information
- Public Transportation: Very Good (within a 5-minute walk from several RTA buses that run on Euclid Avenue and Chester Avenue)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Shows at various times throughout the week
- Ticket Prices: $49-$69, student tickets available for $15 (for students under 25), groups of 10 or more eligible for discounts up to 50%
- Subscriptions: Subscriptions for all seven (7) plays are available now at prices ranging from $105 (for currently enrolled students under age 25 with valid ID) to $357, with extra discounts for educators. Additional pricing is available for a number of flexible partial-season packages.