Revised Season Announcement

Announcing a smaller version of A Christmas Carol to celebrate the holidays, followed by seven productions in 2021, including the new addition of School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play.

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Call for Entries

We're proud to partner with The Breath Project to create a national archive of 8-minute-and-46-second works from multidisciplinary theatre artists of color who are responding to this moment in history. All submissions that meet the guidelines will be included in the archive. To be considered for a virtual festival in Fall 2020, submit your piece by Aug. 31.

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Virtual Camp

We are unable to provide summer camp classes onsite this year, but we’re excited to offer a FREE series of virtual camp videos for you and your family! Take acting, musical theatre, movement and design classes led by Playhouse teaching artists from the comfort of your home.

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Our Commitment

Our theatre is a community gathering place where we seek to illuminate the human experience. We celebrate differences and lift up our shared humanity. The Playhouse recognizes the injustices and inequities that underpin our city and our nation. We stand with the Black community and communities of color, and with the diverse artists who make art in our city. Black Lives Matter.

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COVID-19 Updates

Our 2020-21 Season has been delayed until December. Please visit our Health & Safety page for more information and ticket holder options.

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Behind the Scenes

Love theatre? Browse these stories about our favorite art form and how it's made! Topics include actors, costumes, sets and props, playwrights, directors, music, things to do and about the Playhouse. Explore

Monologues of Hope

In the wake of current events, we've commissioned local playwrights to write monologues on the theme of hope. Each will be performed on video by a local actor. Enjoy the first two installments, and stay tuned for more!

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The Tony Awards

The Playhouse is the proud recipient of the 2004 Regional Theatre Tony Award and the 2007 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical for our production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s musical, Company. Learn more about the Playhouse's Tony Award-winning history!

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A New Stage

Directing the Future
We're building a new, state-of-the-art Mainstage Theatre Complex, featuring Moe & Jack's Place — The Rouse Theatre, set to open Fall 2022. Learn more about this exciting project and how you can get involved today!

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Art at Home

We believe art has the ability to keep us connected and spread joy, even in the midst of uncertainty. So we've gathered a list of suggestions for how you can continue experiencing art, from home. We’ll continue to update the page with fun and inspiring ways to keep the arts in your life!

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Gift an Experience

Support the arts during this unusual time by gifting a future experience to your loved one. Gift certificates are available in any amount and can be used for tickets, subscriptions, parking and more.

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Teacher Resources

Each year, the Playhouse connects students and their families with the power of live theatre. Browse this section to learn more about the programs we offer for schools. We're looking to the future, and making plans for the next school year — join us!

EDUCATION

Make An Impact

As a non-profit organization, ticket sales do not cover the costs of our productions and mission-driven work. Generous donations from people like you help build sets, purchase props, bring top talent to Cincinnati, and bring theatre to kids and community centers across the Tristate.

WAYS TO GIVE

Leading Ladies

Join Leading Ladies! You'll get a backstage pass to exclusive and exciting "girls' night out" events; meet incredible professionals in the theatre; and help sponsor a mainstage production!

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Welcome to the Playhouse

Here's a handy newcomer’s guide to help you navigate your first trip here!

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Photo of the cast of A Christmas Carol by Mikki Schaffner. Promotional photos by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates.