Theatre and Dance

Shows & Tickets

CSU Department of Theatre and Dance


All shows take place in the Allen Theatre Complex at Playhouse Square on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 2:00 pm. For individual show details, click here.

Tickets for 2019-2020 are now ON SALE! / 216-241-6000 

Ticket Prices:

Tickets are now on sale. Most regular performances take place Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm.
$15 General Admission
$25 Dinner and a Show (for specific dates only)
$10 Seniors
$8 Non-CSU College Student
$5 CSU Students / Faculty / Staff (with valid CSU ID)
$8 CSU Spring Dance Concert 2020 General Admission

As a resident company of the complex, our ticketing is through Playhouse Square! To order tickets, call 216-241-6000. You can also purchase online at

90-minutes prior to a performance: Tickets can be purchased in person at the Allen Theatre Complex. If purchasing in person before this, visit the State Theatre Ticket Office at 1519 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115.


CLICK HERE for all of our information and dates for DINNER AND A SHOW!

See special $25 DINNER AND A SHOW options by clicking HERE.

October 11-12, 2019
The Allen Theatre Mainstage
Directed by David Shimotakahara
Dance opens the year with a performance by GroundWorks DanceTheater, running October 11 and 12 on the Allen Theatre Mainstage. As the resident professional dance company of the CSU Department of Theatre and Dance, GroundWorks returns under the artistic direction of David Shimotakahara.
October 24 - November 3, 2019
The Allen Theatre Mainstage

"Into the Woods" $25 Dinner and a Show option on 10/25/2019 - information here.
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and book by James Lapine
Directed by Russ Borski, Music Direction by Maria DiDonato
The theatre season opens on the Allen Theatre Mainstage with the Stephen Sondheim / James Lapine musical INTO THE WOODS, running Oct. 24 through Nov. 3, 2019. Directed by Russ Borski with musical direction by Maria DiDonato, this Tony Award winning musical begins with “Once upon a time…” and tells the intersecting stories of several Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales. Just when everyone’s journey seems to be resolved, the characters’ worlds are shattered, only to be recombined to show that nobody really lives “happily ever after.”

February 27-March 8, 2020
The Outcalt Theatre - Playhouse Square

CSU's second theatre production of the year is Tom Stoppard's THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND.  This play within a play is part parody, part farce, part whodunit, and explores the ideology of free will and fate. A murder mystery with a twist ending, intertwines classic characters of melodrama with the commentary and insecurities of modern critics. Directed by Russ Borski
DINNER AND A SHOW: Friday, February 28, 2020

(CANCELLED - due to COVID19 shutdowns. Please contact Playhouse Square for ticket refunds)
CSU SPRING DANCE CONCERT 2020CSU Spring Dance Concert 2019
April 3-4, 2020
The Allen Theatre Mainstage
The Dance Program returns to the Allen Theatre Mainstage with its popular annual CSU SPRING DANCE CONCERT, April 3 and 4. Featuring the CSU Dance Company, faculty, staff, musicians and guest artists, this repertory concert, under the direction of Lynn Deering, includes an eclectic evening of contemporary and traditional choreography.

(CANCELLED - due to COVID19 shutdowns. Please contact Playhouse Square for ticket refunds)
April 16-26, 2020
The Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Lab Theatre
Written by Dominique Morisseau, Directed by Colleen Jackson

A striking new ensemble drama based on the Jena Six; six Black students who were initially charged with attempted murder for a school fight after being provoked with nooses hanging from a tree on campus. This bold new play by Dominique Morisseau (Sunset Baby, Detroit '67, Skeleton Crew) examines the miscarriage of justice, racial double standards, and the crises in relations between men and women of all classes and, as a result, the shattering state of Black family life.

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