Brick City Theatre

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Cleveland Public Theatre offers children residents of the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority the opportunity to learn theatre arts through its nationally recognized program, Brick City Theatre.

Brick City Theatre picture 2Brick City Theatre engages children ages 5-14 who reside in public housing in a year-round afterschool and intensive summer arts program that improves academic skills, instills empathy and responsibility, builds character and enhances creative thinking.  Under the dedicated guidance of CPT Teaching Artists, children learn how to create and perform their own plays, choreography, poetry, music compositions and visual art. These works are then crafted into original performances that are presented annually at CMHA community centers and arts festivals throughout Cleveland.


Barnett, David C. “Cleveland Kids Get to Tell Their Stories Through Theatre.” Here and Now. 90.9FM/WBUR Boston. 15 June 2015. Click here to listen:

Barnett, David C. “Brick City Theatre.” Sound of Applause. 90.3FM/WCPN Cleveland, OH. 26 May 2015. Click here to listen:

DeMarco, Laura. “Parade the Circle Spotlight: Cleveland Public Theatre helps CMHA kids take stage.” The Plain Dealer. 11 June 2015. Web. Click here to read:

For information about Brick City Theatre please contact Chris Seibert, Director of Education at 216.631.2727 x 201 or

Parents and guardians of participants please contact Faye Hargate, Education Associate at 216.631.2727 x 207 or

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