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PlayhouseSquare is one of the largest theater complexes in the country, the construction of which was completed in the 1920s. Although it was not the first one to open - the Ohio and State theaters being the first two - the Palace Theatre soon gained fame for various reasons. The electrical sign above the building was once the world's largest, and the lobby housed an extensive art collection, but it was the vaudeville shows that drew crowds. This theater has also played host to artists like Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Fanny Brice.
The CSU runs a high energy campus where there's always something happening. The CSU Waetjen Auditorium in the Music and Communication Building, is a very happening place, as it is regularly used for concerts and recitals by the Music Department of CSU. The auditorium hosts concerts by orchestras, jazz bands, wind ensembles, choral groups and lots more. Apart from musical events CSU Waetjen Auditorium is even used for convocation ceremonies.
Since first opening on November 1st, 1991, the Bert L. and Iris S. Wolstein Convocation Center has been the home for Cleveland State University Basketball. The arena has a seating capacity of over 13,000 and houses state of the art scoreboards and electronic equipment one would find in a professional league stadium. In addition to basketball, it also hosts a wide array of events from soccer matches to the always-exciting Alan Jackson concert.
Theater lovers and art enthusiasts lovingly named the stretch between East 14th Street and East 17th Street Playhouse Square, for this is where the great Cleveland playhouses were located. Playhouse Square houses several famed theaters: the Ohio Theatre, the Allen Theater, the State Theater and the Palace Theater. Later on the Hanna Theatre was reopened. If you are interested in the arts, plan an evening here while visiting Cleveland.
Part of the famed Playhouse Square, The State Theatre is quite the venue to head to, if you want to enjoy some opera. Designed by Thomas W. Lamb and built by Fleishman Construction Company as early as 1921, the theater structure has been influenced by Roman, European and Greek designs. The theater is historical in the sense that over a period of years it has been closed down, been converted into an exhibit and finally been restored to its current form. It also finds a mention in the National register of Historic Places. While witnessing the magic of the opera performance there, you would also be enthralled by the beautiful murals in the lobby of the same. Opera Cleveland is the resident theater company that performs excellent opera here. The State Theatre shares its limelight and location with the Ohio Theater, but is prominent figure in theatrics by itself. Check the website or call ahead for event details.
Part of Playhouse Square, Ohio Theatre has its own fan following in the arena of programs and concerts. It consists of the main and the top floor each having the capacity to contain many an audience. The theatre has the ambience to give to the experience of a lifetime. Check the website for further event details.
Peabody's Concert Club, is the place which has a string of music for one and all. Alternative Rock, Reggae, Punk and the list of the music played here is endless. The place is always crowded and filled with music lovers. The Ocean, Bobaflex and a variety of talented and renowned bands perform here. Go ahead and book the tickets to avoid last minute hassles and rush. It is also available for rentals.
Post the renovation, the brand new Hanna Theatre is all set to host popular theatre festivals and many more plays. It's a part of the Playhouse Square. The seating arrangement is very inviting from the stage of the orchestra, considering its new ambiance. There are interesting shows like 'The Comedy of Errors' and 'The Great Lake Theater Festival' hosted at the theater.
Pirates Cove, is a perfect place for ardent music lovers. The main focus is on rock, but it features other types as well. They also have guest bartenders serving drinks to the crowd. It serves as a platform for the local talent to present their skills. Wake Up, Front Row and other prominent and talented bands have hosted their shows here.
14th Street Theatre is one of the many theatres owned by the Playhouse Square Group. Considering the heritage of these theatres, the plays hosted at 14th Street Theatre too are the finest. So do book your tickets now for one of the many plays.
This theater is a part of the Playhouse Square group of theaters. The artists get together to put forth a splendid performance for its audience. From the classic dramas to the present-day plays, they are all showcased here at the Westfield Insurance Studio Theatre, Idea Center at the Playhouse Square.
Wilbert's is Cleveland's premier restaurant and a place for some really good original music. The restaurant is open for music concerts and Mike Andersen, Jake Andrews, James Armstrong and William Bell are some of the artists to have graced the place and entertaining audiences. From national and local to regional acts, all genres of reggae, pop and jazz enliven the place. Apart from the music the food is versatile as well. The menu is completely bistro style with dishes like Seared Ahi Tuna, Chicken/Pasta Primavera and Cajun Shephard's Pie. Lunch Specials are different for each day and everything is homemade. An original menu and an even original brand of music is what makes this place a must-visit!