| Follow Us: Facebook Twitter RSS Feed

Playhouse Square

Playhouse Square - photo Bob Perkoski

Playhouse Square is Cleveland’s entertainment district, home to the second largest performing arts center in America. But it also increasingly is a neighborhood, adding residents by the bushel just like the rest of downtown. So now, in addition to the five grand theatres playing host to Broadway shows, classical and contemporary theater, cabaret, comedy and spoken word, there are new bars, restaurants and retail that make urban living a reality. Home base for tech, arts education and programming is the state-of-the-art Idea Center building, home not only to WVIZ/PBS and 90.3 WCPN, but also a handful of high-tech companies. New streetscapes and lighting have added a level of polish not seen around here since the Roaring 20s. 


Cleveland School of the Arts

PHOTOS: 21 Cleveland hot spots born after Fresh Water

This week marks Fresh Water's sixth birthday and to celebrate, managing photographer Bob Perkoski visually catalogs a few things that came along after our humble inception.  

Cleveland video

A little video that's big on Cleveland

A whirlwind tour of Cleveland with zip lines, sailboats, and bicycles; uptown, downtown and midtown - all packed into a wee two and a half minutes!

Carolina Kane

World-class programs immerse teens in the artist's life

Three programs in Northeast Ohio that attract high school students from across the globe offer an intense and realistic preview of life in a college arts program.

Chorusline Luminaries sculptural array is cast after the image of a Broadway chorus line

Cleveland insider: the stories behind CLE's quirkiest public art

Stephen Manka has installed public art throughout the city. His subtle methods, however, reveal myriad connections between Clevelanders, their spaces and their history.

The La Salle Theater on 185th Street

From guitar picks to pop-ups: the top Fresh Water stories of 2015

A lot has happened this year in Cleveland. From new businesses to innovative ideas,  Fresh Water looks back at the top 10 stories of 2015.
( 117 ) View All Features
Signup for Email Alerts

In The News

( 52 ) View All In The News

Playhouse Square Founders

joan soskin + lauren wyeth

joan soskin + lauren wyeth

City: Playhouse Square
Meet Joan Soskin and Lauren Wyeth, co-founders of Lufthouse, a 2014 Flashstarts accelerator company.
ryan o'donnell

ryan o'donnell

City: Independence
Meet Ryan O’Donnell, founder of Sociagram, a cloud-based video communication platform with four employees.
rich rodman

rich rodman

City: Playhouse Square
Meet Rich Rodman, founder of Crowdentials, a company with five employees in Cleveland that makes regulatory compliance software for the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act. 
gene groys

gene groys

City: Playhouse Square
Meet Gene Groys, founder of OnShift.
View All Founders