Performing Arts : Historic Theatre   /   PlayhouseSquare Foundation


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Westlake Reed Leskosky orchestrated a master plan for a theater district downtown that is now a national model, major visitor attraction and economic development catalyst for Cleveland. PlayhouseSquare attracts over 2,000,000 patrons annually to a wide variety of arts and entertainment events, injects over $40 million each year in new income and has initiated a renaissance of development in the district with an annual impact exceeding $300 million. Key to the master plan of the 60-acre site was the restoration, renovation, and reopening of Playhouse Square's magnificent 1920's theaters: the Palace, State, Ohio, Allen and Hanna.