Cleveland Public Theatre

Designation: Professional

Average Ticket Prices: $12 - $50

Phone: (216) 631-2727

Performance Address:
Cleveland Public Theatre
6415 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44102

Mission Statement

Cleveland Public Theatre’s mission is to raise consciousness and nurture compassion through groundbreaking performances and life-changing education programs. CPT develops new, adventurous work; and nurtures Northeastern Ohio artists—particularly those whose work is inventive, intelligent, and socially conscious. CPT’s acclaimed education programs engage communities in devising new works that speak to contemporary issues, and empower participants to work for positive change in our community.

Current and Upcoming Shows

10 Minutes to Midnight: 9 Quirky Plays for the Holidays
December 2 - 18, 2021

Panther Women: An Army for the Liberation
February 4 - 26, 2022

Breakout Session (Or Frogorse)
March 18 - April 9, 2022

The Absolutely Amazing and True Adventures of Ms. Joan Evelyn Southgate
April 22 - May 14, 2022

Candlelight Hypothesis
April 29 - May 21, 2022

Station Hope
Saturday, May 28th, 2022

Previously Produced Shows

White Rabbit Red Rabbit
October 8 - 25, 2015

¿Dónde Está My Home?
October 22 - 24, 2015

The Loush Sisters Love Dick'ns: Great Expectations
November 27 - December 19, 2015

The Santaland Diaries
November 27 - December 20, 2015

Feefer Rising
December 3 - 19, 2015

Incendieries
January 7 - 23, 2016

Frankenstein's Wake
January 7 - 30, 2016

Mr. Burns - A Post-Electric Play
February 11 - March 5, 2016

Uz, El Pueblo
March 10 - 19, 2016

Wrestling Jerusalem
May 5 - 22, 2016

Lines in the Dust
June 2 - 18, 2016

Red Ash Mosaic
June 3 - 12, 2016

STEP: Awakening Heart
August 2 - 12, 2016

Pandemonium 2016: The Fire Within
September 10, 2016

44 Plays for 44 Presidents
October 6 - 29, 2016

¡Celebrando Three Years!
October 6 - 8, 2016

Y-Haven Theatre Project: Reaching Back
November 3 - 12

Light The Lights, Ol' Moses Cle! (A Wild Holiday Romp)
November 25 - December 18, 2016

The Santaland Diaries
December 1 - 18, 2016

Entry Point
January 20 - 22, 2017

I Call My Brothers
February 9 - March 4, 2017

Barbecue
February 16 - March 11, 2017

Test Flight: OMENA
March 23 - 25, 2017

Test Flight: I Went Down To The Water and Found Myselfie There and Neither There, Nor Here
March 30 - April 1, 2017

Test Flight: Noonday
April 6 - 8, 2017

Labio de Liebre (The Lip of the Hare)
April 6 - 15, 2017

Test Flight: The Tongue That Tells Me So
April 13 - 15, 2017

Fayettenam and The Black Card Project
April 20 - 22, 2017

Red Ash Mosaic
May 25 - June 17, 2017

Pandemonium 2017: Unleash
September 9, 2017

Teatro Publico de Cleveland New Play Festival
October 5 - 7, 2017

The Family Claxon
October 5 - 28, 2017

The Arts of Longing
October 26 - November 18, 2017

Y-Haven Theatre Project
November 2 - 5, 2017

The Loush Sisters Get Hard for the Holidays (Yippie-Kai-Yay Mother-Loushers)
November 24 - December 17, 2017

The Santaland Diaries
December 6 - 17, 2017

Entry Point
January 18 - 21, 2017

How To End Poverty in 90 Minutes
January 24 - 28, 2018

American Dreams
February 8 - March 3, 2018

En El Tiempo de las Mariposas/In The Time of the Butterflies
February 22 - March 10, 2018

Test Flight: Everything is Okay (An Other Helpful Lies)
March 22 - 24, 2018

Test Flight: Set Fire and Start Again & The Judge
March 29 - 31, 2018

Test Flight: Configurations of a Divine Bitch & Milkdrunk
April 5 - 7, 2018

Test Flight: Tale of a Jiminirising
April 12 - 14, 2018

Br'er Cotton
March 29 - April 21, 2018

Test Flight: Odysseus Unraveled
April 19 - 21, 2018

Station Hope 2018
Saturday, May 5, 2018

Danceworks 2018
May 17 - June 9, 2018

¡Obras En Evolución!
October 4 - 6, 2018

Ya Mama!
October 11 - 27, 2018

Everything is Okay (And Other Helpful Lies)
October 20 - November 10, 2018

Outside the Mirror
November 8 - 11, 2018

Conni's Avant Garde Restaurant: A Snowball's Chance
November 29 - December 22, 2018

Entry Point
January 17 - 19, 2019

Fire On The Water
February 9 - March 2, 2019

La Gringa
February 14 - March 2, 2019

Test Flight: How Blood Go
March 21 - 23, 2019

Test Flight: Emergence
March 28 - 30, 2019

Test Flight: Sorry Doesn't Sweeten Her Tea & Cleopatra Boy
April 4 - 6, 2019

Gloria
March 23 - April 13, 2019

Test Flight: Zoodiac & Dividual
April 11 - 13, 2019

Test Flight: To Be Healthy
April 18 - 20, 2019

Dream of Home
April 26 - 27, 2019

Central Concern
May 18 - June 8, 2019

Pandemonium 2019: Alchemy
Saturday, September 7, 2019

Rastus and Hattie
October 5 - 26, 2019

Y-Haven Theatre Project: Father's Watch
November 7 - 10, 2019

The Loush Sisters Love Dick'ns: Oops!... They Did It Again
November 21 - December 21, 2019

A Xmas Cuento Remix
December 5 - 21, 2019

Entry Point
January 23 - 25, 2019

And Then We Met
February 13 - 16, 2020

Breakout Session (Or Frogorse)
February 22 - March 14, 2020

Marisol
March 5 - 21, 2020

Tale of a Gemini (Jimini) Rising: Black Lives Matter Edition
June 18 - 20, 2020 (Online)

Savory Taṇhā (sixteen short plays performed by a rotating ensemble)
July 9 - 11, 2020 (Online)

Awakenings: A Virtual Gala
Saturday, September 12, 2020 (Online and TV)

Frankenstein's Wake
October 30 - November 20, 2020 (Online)

...Or Does it Explode?
November 6 - 21, 2020 (Online)

The Loush Sisters Pay Per View (Buffer This!)
November 27 - December 19, 2020 (Online)

Dream of Home
December 16th, 2020 (Online)

...Or Does It Explode?
February 11 - 13, 2021 (Online)

Savory Taṇhā (sixteen short plays performed by a rotating ensemble)
February 17 - March 6, 2021 (Online)

Dragon Hypothesis
February 24 - March 7, 2021 (Online)

Crossroads to Hope: Scenes of Decision
March 19 - 21, 2021 (Online)

Test Flight: Van Sonata
March 25 - 26, 2021 (Online)

Test Flight: Bedroom Culture, a virtual adaptation
April 1 - 2, 2021 (Online)

Test Flight: Our Lady of Common Sorrows
April 8 - 9, 2021 (Online)

Test Flight: Live Forever
April 15 - 16, 2021 (Online)

STEP Performance
April 23 - 24, 2021 (Online)

Station Hope 2021
Saturday, May 1, 2021 (Online)

Panther Women: An Army for the Liberation
July 1 - 11, 2021

The Kardiac Kid
Saturday, July 10, 2021

Teatro Público de Cleveland
July 16 - 18, 2021

Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi
July 23 - 25, 2021

Student Theatre Enrichment Program
July 29 - August 7, 2021

Black Women & Femmes: A Lineage of Language
Friday, July 30, 2021

12,000 Steps
November 18 - 21, 2021