New Ground Theatre Festival


Cleveland Play House

Cleveland, OH (Playhouse Square)
Professional Theatre

By: Multiple Authors

May 9 - May 18, 2023

Show Description:

The Cleveland Play House Literary Department each year receives hundreds of new play submissions of extraordinary merit, and more than we’ll ever be able to produce. We have the exciting opportunity to share these riches with the Cleveland theatre community by connecting good plays and talented playwrights with fellow theatre companies who might provide a home for them.

This year, we’ve invited local companies to present a play reading during New Ground on one night of the festival. The hope is that the reading will serve as a “test run” to see how actors and audiences respond to the play, perhaps prompting the company to give the play a full production in a subsequent season. We hope you’ll join us as we make new connections, present new voices, and enjoy some new plays!

Learn More about the shows here:


7:30pm Tuesdays
7:30pm Wednesdays
7:30pm Thursdays
Showtimes vary based on show.  Full schedule HERE.


$5 (General Admission)

(216) 241-6000

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Health and Safety Guidelines

NEW GROUND THEATRE FESTIVAL Audiences attending are required to wear masks in the Helen Theatre. Everyone in the theater, regardless of age, must wear acceptable face coverings at all times. All face coverings must cover the nose and mouth and comply with CDC guidelines for acceptable face coverings.

Content Advisories

There are no content advisories listed for this festival.  Individual shows may have advisories listed on their individual page.  Click HERE to see them.


Allen Theater Complex
1407 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115