Theatre and Dance

CSU Shows & Tickets

Cleveland State University Department of Theatre and Dance 2016-2017 Season

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

Tickets for 2016-2017 are now on sale! / 216-241-6000


OUR 2016-2017 SEASON

GroundWorks DanceTheaterGroundWorks DanceTheater

October 14-15, 2016
Directed by David Shimotakahara
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. 

Avenue QAvenueQ

October 27 - November 6, 2016
Music & Lyrics by Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx
Book by Jeff Whitty, Directed by Russ Borski
Allen Theatre Mainstage
Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, Avenue Q is a unique show that has become a favorite for audiences everywhere. Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart. Warning: mature themes explored through poly-foam puppetry! 

Romeo & Juliet

March 2 - 12, 2017Romeo and Juliet
Outcalt Theatre (Allen Theatre Complex)
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Dr. Michael Mauldin
The bard’s romantic tragedy tells the heart-wrenching tale of two star-crossed lovers who fall in love, despite the ancient feud between their Montague and Capulet families. 

CSU Spring Dance Concert 2017

March 31 & April 1, 2017CSU Spring Dance 2017
Allen Theatre Mainstage
Featuring CSU Dance Company, faculty, staff, musicians and guest artists, this repertory concert, directed by Lynn Deering, includes an eclectic evening of contemporary and traditional choreography. Join us as we celebrate the many facets of Dance at CSU - Don't miss the Dance event of the season! TICKET LINK: CLICK HERE

A Streetcar Named Desire

April 20 - 30, 2017A Streetcar Named Desire
Written by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Nathan Motta
The Helen (Allen Theatre Complex)
The play reveals the ache of romantic illusions, the struggle against the realities of life, the pressure of self-delusion within the constructs of love and family. TICKET LINK: CLICK HERE

Ticket Prices:

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

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.


CLICK HERE for all of our information and dates for DINNER AND A SHOW! The Allen Theatre Complex at Playhouse Square is located at 1407 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115