Actors' Summit Theater
103 S High St, Akron, 330-374-7568, actorssummit.org. This critically acclaimed professional theater features about 12 shows each year.
Beck Center for the Arts
17801 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, 216-521-2540, beckcenter.org. See musicals, comedies and dramas on the Karl Mackey Main Stage and in the Studio Theater. Art galleries feature local and regional artists, including the Cleveland Artists' Foundation Gallery. Call for showtimes. $8-$28 (plus $3 service fee per ticket).
Big Dog Theater
2781 Euclid Heights Blvd, Cleveland Heights, 216-472-3636, bigdogtheater.com. A performance and training venue offering improv, sketch and stand-up comedians.
Blossom Music Center
1145 W Steels Corners Road, Cuyahoga Falls, 888-225-6776 or 800-686-1141, Cleveland Orchestra tickets 216-231-1111, Ticketmaster 800-745-3000, livenation.com. The summer home of the Cleveland Orchestra and a tour stop for many national acts ranging from rock to jazz.
14591 Superior Road, Cleveland Heights, 216-371-3000 (park) or 216-291-5796 (office), cainpark.com. Performing arts center.
Canton Palace Theatre Association
605 Market Ave N, Canton, 330-454-8172, cantonpalacetheatre.org. Built in 1926 as a vaudeville house, this restored theater hosts concerts, musicals, plays, hit movies, and art and foreign films.Mon, Thu & Fri 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
6200 Pearl Road, Parma Heights, 440-842-4600, cassidytheatre.com. Broadway hits, classics, musicals, comedies, dramas, special musical events and youth theater.Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Free parking.
Cedar Lee Theatre
2163 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, 440-528-0355, clevelandcinemas.com/cedarlee. Independent and blockbuster films, plus beer on tap at the concession stand.
Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque
The Cleveland Institute of Art, 11141 East Blvd, Cleveland, 216-421-7450, cia.edu/cinematheque. Foreign, classic and indie movies that you can't see anywhere else in the city.$9; members & CIA students, faculty & staff $6; a second film on the same day costs $6.
Cleveland Institute of Music
11021 East Blvd, Cleveland, 216-791-5000, cim.edu. Conservatory offering a variety of free performances.
Cleveland Jazz Orchestra
713 Lincoln Blvd, Bedford, 440-942-9525, clevelandjazz.org. Provides music education and outreach for Ohio high schools.
The Cleveland Orchestra
11001 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, 216-231-1111, clevelandorchestra.com. Critically acclaimed worldwide. Summer weekend concerts at Blossom Music Center. Ticket prices vary.
The Cleveland Play House
8500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, 216-795-7000, clevelandplayhouse.com. Presents comedies, dramas and musicals.$10-$66.
Cleveland Pops Orchestra
24000 Mercantile Road, Suite 8, Beachwood, 216-765-7677, clevelandpops.com. Innovative blend of popular music, standards, Broadway, patriotic movie scores, swing and jazz performances. Annual PlayhouseSquare holiday concert and a special New Year's Eve show.
Cleveland Public Theatre
6415 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, 216-631-2727, cptonline.org. One of the nation's leading experimental and political performance venues. Presents a full season of theater along with dance, music and performance art. CPT functions as an artistic home for dozens of local and self-producing artists.$10-$25, $2 discounts for students & seniors.
13110 Shaker Square, Suite 106, Cleveland, 216-991-9000, dancecleveland.org. The oldest modern dance organization in continuous operation in the country.$10-$55, student rates available.
2340 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, 216-932-3396, dobama.org. Showcases works by established and emerging playwrights.$5-$25, first Sun of every run is "pay what you can."
Great Lakes Theater Festival
1501 Euclid Ave, Suite 300, Cleveland, 216-241-5490, greatlakestheater.org. Presents five main-stage productions each season (Sept.-May).$15-$70, students $13. Check website for schedule.
2355 E 89th St, Cleveland, 216-795-7077, karamu.com. The nation's oldest multicultural arts institution presents dramas, musicals, comedies, new works and camps.
Ohio Dance Theatre
39 S Main St, Suite 241, Oberlin, 440-774-6077, ohiodancetheatre.org. Professional, ballet-based, contemporary dance company committed to bringing the finest in classic and contemporary dance to audiences in the region.
The Ohio Light Opera
College of Wooster, 329 E University St, Wooster, 330-263-2345, ohiolightopera.org. The only professional company that concentrates solely on operetta.Tickets $10-$46.
4700 Lakeside Road, Cleveland, 216-575-0903, operacleveland.org. Classical and contemporary repertoire as well as new works and outreach programs.$25 and up.
1501 Euclid Ave, Suite 200, Cleveland, 216-771-4444 or box office 216-771-8403, playhousesquare.com. PlayhouseSquare's Ohio, State, Palace, Allen, Hanna and 14th Street theaters spotlight a variety of performances, including Opera Cleveland, Great Lakes Theater Festival, DANCE-Cleveland, PlayhouseSquare's Broadway Series and more.
The Dancing Wheels Company & School
Masonic Temple Auditorium, 3615 Euclid Ave, Third Floor, Cleveland, 216-432-0306, dancingwheels.org. Arts and disability organization providing accessible programs, classes and performances.
Various locations, 216-696-4242, somethingdada.com. Cleveland's first full-time improvisational comedic theater. Check website for performance schedule and venues.
Stocker Arts Center
1005 N Abbe Road, Elyria, 440-366-4140 or box office 440-366-4040, lorainccc.edu/stocker. Professional music, dance and theater performances for all ages. The Beth K. Stocker Art Gallery features exhibitions by many professional and local artists.
2140 Lee Road, Suite 218, Cleveland Heights, 216-397-3757, verbballets.org. Contemporary dance ensemble of established dancers promoting appreciation for the art form as well as the development of up-and-coming dancers and choreographers.