State Theater Cleveland

The State Theater, Cleveland is a part of the Playhouse Square in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. This theater follows the Italian Renaissance style and was originally intended to show movies and vaudeville shows. Having opened its doors to the public in 1921, the Theater enjoys a long history of close to a century and has a seating capacity of 3,400. At the time the theater was built, it was considered desirable to have the 'marquee' on the Euclid Avenue itself and hence the theater came up right behind the Ohio Theater. A distinguishing feature of the State Theater was its series of 3 320 foot long lobbies. At that point in time, it was also the longest lobby for a single theater anywhere in the world. In 1967, the theater was converted for the Cinerama exhibition but had to close down in early 1969 due to financial crunch which affected the Playhouse Square theaters.

The following 10 years saw the Playhouse Square as well as the State Theater of Cleveland going through tumultuous times including two threats during this period of being pulled down to make way for a parking lot. However, public outcry and the untiring effort of some good Samaritans saved the theater from becoming extinct. You should be visiting this theater when you travel Cleveland to learn more.

Wiki pages about the theater,_Ohio)

Tickets to the theater

Playhouse square foundation came into existence in 1973 and was successful in obtaining a long term lease for the State, Palace, and Ohio theaters. In the same year the musical revue 'Jacques Brel is Alive and well and Living in Paris" opened in the lobby of the State Theater. The revue which was expected to run just for a few weeks, played for two full years. It was also the longest running show in the history of Cleveland. 1978 witnessed the State being added to the 'National Register of Historic Places' as a part of the Playhouse Square group.

Restoration work for The State which started in 1979 was completed in 1984 and a $7 million stage house was also added. In June, 1984, the State reopened and the Cleveland Opera as well as the Cleveland Ballet made the State their home. You can use the web links on this page to enhance your experience of the State theater ahead of your travel Cleveland Ohio.

Visual resources of the theater

Seating chart and tickets for the theater

State Theater Cleveland Address
1519 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115

Tel: (216) 771-4444
Email: N/A

State Theater Cleveland Hours:
Monday - Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Hours vary when having evening performance.
Call (216) 771-8403 to receive updated hours.

Ticket Information for the State Theater Cleveland:
The tickets depend on different plays.
For ticket call (216) 241-6000 or visit


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