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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts Education, Performing Arts Centers, Theater

Mission: To operate and sustain a performing arts and entertainment center to enhance and develop the "playhouse square" district by restoring, renovating, and operating theaters and other related properties, and to provide arts and education activities.

Programs: Entertainment expenses - these include marketing and presentation expenses for the various presentations offered during the year. There were 1,058 events and approximately 1 million guests to the theaters during the year.

theater occupancy costs - these overhead expenses were associated with maintaining and operating the facilities to allow for the variety of events presented by the foundation and services provided to the guests.

theater depreciation includes depreciation on theaters, theater equipment, and improvements, as well as depreciation on administrative offices and amortization of loan fees.

area development and real estate management services to retain and attract tenants to the district.

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Rating: 5

Playhouse Square is the second largest performing arts center in the United States, next to New York. They bring in many broadway shows yearly. They also offer many education classes and workshops for youth and adults. With this being a regional performance arts center, Playhouse Square is one of the top theatrical spaces.