Brian Owen, Jacob James and Evan Alexander Smith. Photo by Mikki Schaffner.

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Shows and Events

Though our mainstage season is postponed, we still have shows and events this year! Explore our upcoming special performances, events and more.


Off the Grid Events

Pod plays, socially-distanced haunted trails and a virtual whodunit — Off the Grid is back with more immersive experiences! See what's else is in store.


The Breath Project Festival

Join us for The Breath Project's Virtual Fall Festival, Oct. 24-25. The festival features a selection of the 8-minute-and-46-second theatrical works, all created by BIPOC artists. While this Festival is free, every dollar that you donate to this event will be given directly to the contributing artists and volunteer curators.


About the Playhouse

Health & Safety

Our 2020-21 mainstage season has been postponed until Fall 2021. Please visit our Health & Safety page for more information and ticket holder options.

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

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.


Who We Are

Explore Playhouse history, learn about our leadership and vision, discover past Playhouse productions and read our land acknowledgement.


For Families, Kids and Teachers

Off the Hill, Online

The Wind in the Willows takes the virtual stage starting Oct. 16! Stream this professionally filmed production for FREE by registering for a weekend performance though a community center near you.


Virtual Education

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

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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.


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.


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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Join Leading Ladies

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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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.

Gift Certificates

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!

Still from drone footage by Panda Films. Photo of the cast of A Christmas Carol by Mikki Schaffner. Promotional photos by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates.