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Shows and Events

Though our mainstage season is postponed, we still have shows and events this year, including socially distanced Off the Grid Shadow Cast events and a virtual production of The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats for kids and families. See what's in store!

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Winter Acting Classes

Wizarding School and The Art of Musical Theatre are the themes for this winter's in-person acting classes for kids! Click to read about safety and view class listings and registration.

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A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play

In case you missed it — Bruce Cromer took to the radio to perform all the roles in a one-man version of A Christmas Carol! You can still listen for free by streaming on WVXU.

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About the Playhouse

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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Investing in New Stories

“When you have the resources to invest in new playwrights and new stories – and we do – then doing productions like this becomes your responsibility to the art form.” Read about our commissions and the Jerome Fey Endowment for New Plays.

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

Learn more about our ongoing DEIA commitments and action items for the 2020-21 Season.

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Season FAQs

Our 2020-21 mainstage season has been postponed until Fall 2021. Please visit our FAQs 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.

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Health & Safety

As we prepare to welcome audiences back to the Marx Theatre for a series of special events, please read about the measures we have put in place to make your experience as safe and touch-free as possible.

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For Families, Kids and Teachers

Winter Acting Classes

Wizarding School and The Art of Musical Theatre are the themes for this winter's in-person acting classes for kids! Click to read about safety and view class listings and registration.

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Off the Hill, Online

The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats is coming soon! Stream this professionally filmed production for  FREE  by registering for a weekend performance though a community center near you. Tickets available soon!

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Virtual Education

We're offering all in-school programming virtually this year! This includes recording our outreach plays, and creating an all-new Education Membership that gives you access to our full catalog of virtual workshops.

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How You Can Help

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.

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Playhouse Products

New year, new swag! Sold via Redbubble, the Playhouse gets a portion of all proceeds from sales, so thank you for your support!

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Join Leading Ladies

Leading Ladies has gone virtual! Get a backstage pass to exclusive and exciting "girls' night in" events; meet incredible professionals in the theatre; and so much more!

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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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Join Our E-List

The feeling you get watching a live show is absolutely electric. And it will be back. Sign up for our email list to get all our updates, straight to your inbox.

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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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Photos of the cast of A Christmas Carol and the cast of Million Dollar Quartet by Mikki Schaffner. Promotional photos by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates.