Our diverse community of Detroit Shoreway and the Gordon Square Arts District is reflected in the neighborhoods two theatres and venues for local acts to perform. You will be able to enjoy first-run and independent movies at the Capitol Theatre. Check out cutting-edge, experimental plays at Cleveland Public Theatre. And, coming to the neighborhood is Near West Theatre, a community-based theatre with big productions at a really small ticket cost. Then head to a cool neighborhood bar for a pint and listen to a great band. Just to name a couple; Happy Dog and The Parkview Nite Club offer great food and awesome entertainment.
The Three Engines of the Gordon Square Arts District
Three unique theatres - all within a two minute walk of each other - will form the nucleus of the arts district and offer independent films, musicals and provocative theatre and dance productions.
Cleveland Public Theatre has garnered a loyal following and serves an important role in our community by offering a home for local producers, choreographers and playwrights. Because of CPT’s style of performance, the organization has a track record of attracting young, creative professionals to theatre and is one of the few arts organizations that draws significant audiences from the city of Cleveland.
Cleveland Public Theatre’s nationally recognized educational programs focus on youth from low-income families and adults in transition. These programs utilize theatre to increase academic performance, enhance self reliance and life skills, and nurture a sense of responsibility and citizenship. Check out the CPT website for information about upcoming shows and tickets.
6415 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102
Near West Theatre
Near West Theatre (NWT) changes lives. By producing large-scale, inter-generational musical productions, NWT involves volunteers of all ages and walks of life both on stage and backstage. Since 1978, NWT’s commitment to affordable, professionally-directed theatre has provided a connection to the performing arts for economically diverse audiences.
NWT emphasizes community building by engaging in long-term relationships, creating a positive environment for interaction and inspiring second and third generations to participate. Winner of the Governor’s Award for Community Development and Participation, NWT performs at the highest level of civic and artistic achievement.
Eager to be accessible to all members of the community, NWT will move from its third floor home in a parish hall to a newly-constructed, 300-seat, state-of-the-art educational theatre complex at W. 67th Street and Detroit Avenue, in the heart of the Gordon Square Arts District. Visit the Near West Theatre website for information about shows and tickets.
St. Patrick’s Club Building
3606 Bridge Avenue, 3rd Floor
Cleveland, OH 44113
6514 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102
GORDON SQUARE ARTS DISTRICT |
CAPITOL THEATRE |
The Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization | 6516 Detroit Avenue | Cleveland, Ohio 44102 | 216.961.4242