Ohio Theatre - Playhouse Square Cleveland Tickets
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Ohio Theatre Playhouse Square Cleveland tickets offer a great experience of entertainment at a classic venue. Ohio Theater located in downtown Cleveland has been visited by some of the popular artists. The beautiful theater that is part of Playhouse Square, the country's largest performing arts center outside New York City, has seen many events take place on its venue. Even today it hosts number of musical events and theatrical shows, so if you want to enjoy a show at this venue then make sure you have Ohio Theatre Playhouse Square Cleveland tickets with you.
Ohio Theatre - Playhouse Square Cleveland
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The venue has been closed and reopened several times. The theater opened its doors to the public for the first time on the night of February 14, 1921 to reveal the artistic creation of the famous Italian artist, Thomas W. Lamb. It created quite a stir at the time for its architectural magnificence. When it opened, Ohio Theatre offered a 1,228 seat facility.
Owned by the Playhouse Square Center, the theater boasted of an elaborate lobby that featured three original murals, frescoed ceiling and the grand columns that added to the beauty of the venue. The intricately designed Italian Renaissance styled theater was to be the home of legitimate plays. The venue was also graced by musical greats and some of the popular names include Sophie Tucker, Benny Goodman and Ozzie Nelson.
During the first decade the theater continued to host Broadway plays. It was in 1935 that the décor was given an Art Deco style and the name was changed to Mayfair Casino. The idea behind it was to ultimately make it a casino, but as gambling was not permitted the idea could not be given practical implementation. The Mayfair Casino eventually had to close down a year later.
Again efforts were made to turn Ohio Theatre Playhouse Square Cleveland into a movie theater. In 1943 the theater began showing movies. However, the tragic incidence of a lobby fire in 1964 damaged the beautiful interior of the theater. Attempts to hide the smoke damage were made by repainting the lobby. Eventually the theater again closed in 1969. They were rumors of closing it down for good during the years that followed but public disapproval prevented it from happening.
It was in 1982 that the Ohio Theater opened again after extensive restoration work. According to estimations the renovation cost an amount of almost four million dollars. Ohio Theater was the first one of Playhouse Square Theater to reopen again. It boasted of an intimate venue that was a 1000 seat facility.
From the day it reopened till today, the theater has been providing quality entertainment. The intimate seating provides a wonderful setting for an acoustic show. It hosts theatrical productions and musical concerts ranging from opera to rock and it all takes places inside the walls of the theater that still stands as one of the landmarks of Cleveland.