All shows and events take place at various locations in the Playhouse Square District.
Purchase parking in the Playhouse Square Parking Garage in advance and save! Parking is just $14.00 online ($20.00 on-site). The Playhouse Square Garage is located at East 15th and Chester with a walkway that leads to the theaters and Euclid Avenue. If your party requires special needs or curbside wheelchair assistance, please pull up in front of the theater you are attending and a RedCoat volunteer will be happy to assist. Please note: We cannot assist guests in and out of vehicles.
Playhouse Square has many unique dining options surrounding the theaters, many who are offering specials and kid menus for the Festival. Concession stands in the theaters will feature various food items; Specific items TBD.
Check back for dining specials!
If you’re visiting from out of town, welcome to Cleveland! Or, if you’re just planning to make a weekend of it, consider staying at the newly renovated Wyndham Hotel at Playhouse Square. It’s located just steps and minutes away from the theater doors and valet parking is available.
What is your children’s ticket policy?
For International Children’s Theater Festival shows, children ages two years or younger may sit on the parent’s lap. However, everyone, regardless of age, is required to have a ticket for entrance into the performance. We also have booster seats available!
What else can we do while visiting?
The festival was designed to give families the opportunity to experience shows from around the globe as well as workshops and activities to enhance your experience. All workshops and activities are free of charge with your festival show ticket. Drop in anytime during your festival visit.
Where are the baby changing stations?
Playhouse Square has 10 differently located changing stations. Here's where you can find them throughout the theaters:
- Allen – Ladies 1 up, 1 down; Men’s 1 down (3 Total)
- Connor Palace – Ladies 1 up, 1 down; Men’s 1 down (3 Total)
- Ohio – Ladies 1 down; Men 1 down (3 Total)
- State – Ladies 1 up, 2 down; Men 1 down (6 Total)
What should I do if members of my party become separated?
If members of your party become separated, report to the nearest House Manager (you will find a House Manager in every theater), a uniformed security officer or a member of the Playhouse Square staff. We will assist you in becoming reunited.
How do I access first aid assistance?
House Managers can provide bandages, cough drops, aspirin and other first aid items for minor bumps, bruises, cuts and headaches. They also can assist with medical emergencies if needed. There is a House Manager office located in the lobby of each theater.
Is there a lost and found?
If you are in a theater, check with the House Manager; he or she will help you find your lost item. If you are elsewhere on the Playhouse Square campus, please report your loss to a uniformed security officer or member of the Playhouse Square staff wearing a Festival T-shirt.
Can I take photos?
We encourage you to take photos outside and in our theater lobbies, however for all shows, the taking of photographs and use of recording devices during the performance is strictly prohibited. If you are taking photos during the festival and posting on social media channcels, use hashtag #ChildrensFestCLE. Also, don't forget to take a #GEChandelierSelfie outside on Euclid Avenue!