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Located across South Miles Road, Metroplex is a recreation center and a sporting venue. It hosts local events and sporting competitions on a regular basis. You can also rent the space for private events. For detailed information, call ahead.
If the current blockbusters don't interest you, head over to Cedar Lee Theater for some great foreign and independent films. You can tell you're in for a unique experience when you walk up to the theater and see the classic marquee announcing the current screenings. Besides showing critically acclaimed films, they also hold special screenings of classics, including The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Check their website for specials on popcorn, drinks, and tickets.
Initially owned by the municipal, this is located at the Cain Park. The construction of the amphitheater is quite impressive with a permanent 3000 seats and 80' stagehouse built by the famed Italian stonemasons. The stage's decor also has a permanent canopy and is well-equipped with the latest gadgets. There are some popular and interesting plays showcased here. Please look out for your favorite theatrical performances at the Evans Amphitheatre.
Shaker Square Cinemas offers the charm of a movie theater from a past era while screening today's big blockbusters, including 3D movies. Before you grab a comfortable seat in the theater, head to the lobby to pick up your favorite snacks, or even a beer! Besides showing current popular films, you'll also find the occasional foreign or independent film being shown.
The dingy yet vibrant interior of the Grog Shop has been mesmerizing visitors for a number of years. No music lover in Cleveland leaves without a visit here. Come here to catch live music acts by various upcoming pop and rock bands. Chill out with a drink in the lounge or at the bar, and have a look at the photo-covered walls. Dropped in on a day when there's no event? Don’t worry, the jukebox will keep you occupied.
Prepare for a lot of fun at the Big Dog Theater. Great local improv, sketch and standup talents will make you laugh and have a great time.
Severance Hall is the home of the famous Cleveland Orchestra. Designed by the architectural firm Walker and Weeks, the halls resembles a Greek temple. The hall can seat about 2000 people with its interior taking inspiration from the neo-classical style. Severance Hall is known as a haven for musicians and music lovers as well; staging or attending a concert at this hall is a delight. Regarded as America's most beautiful concert hall, the Severance deserves a visit from all music lovers.
The Cleveland Institute of Art's very own facility is the Cinematheque. Within the facility are two auditoriums with different capacities, screening 35mm and 16mm films. Both these auditoriums are located in the Gund Building in the University campus. Russell B. Aitken Auditorium is the larger space with a capacity to seat 616, where 35mm films are screened. Ohio Bell Auditorium is an intimate 100 seat theater suitable for 16mm film screenings.
The Cleveland Institute of Art began in an attic with just one student and one teacher. Today it has grown into a huge campus and teaches thousands of students art and design. Also the staff and professors are exceptionally qualified. The institute aims at contributing to the betterment of society through visual arts. Joseph McCullough Center for the Visual Arts is part of the Art institute and houses the departments of painting, ceramics,photography and more. The Cinematheque and the Reinberger Galleries too are housed in the university and are a source for much needed recreation and fun. Plays and film screenings take place in the two auditoriums and many exhibits are showcased in the galleries. Check the website for event details and admission procedures.
Karamu House is one of the oldest African-American theaters in the whole of the United States. It is located on the east of Cleveland and offers a rich foundation for a lifelong love for theater and performing arts. Professional tutors are appointed to impart knowledge and the basics of art, dance, music and cultural art forms. The fees are on a steeper side but it proves its worth going by the array of activities on offer. With a history that spans across more than a century, the Karamu House plays a significant part in preserving and depicting the Afro-American culture and its values.
An impressive theatre which is a part of the Playhouse Square. Keeping in line with rest of the theatres from the group, the plays have some of the best artists in work. With a seating capacity of 548 spectators, quite a large audience can enjoy the good theatrical performances shown here.
The Cleveland Play House is America's premier established theater company. Founded in the year 1915, this company is dedicated to reviving theater in Cleveland by staging performances and educating people on the various aspects of theater. The Play House has also derived its fame from the fact that it has been responsible for spotting some rare budding talent and giving them a pathway for progress. The company also strives hard to improve the theatrical infrastructure in different playhouses and create an environment that nurtures the creativity of artists. If you are interested in theater, attending a performance by this company, might bring new revelations.