Our theatres remain closed to the public. All events and programming are held virtually.

Upcoming Events

The Impact of Shuffle Along

Do you know about Shuffle Along? Join us for this FREE concert and program, "The Impact of Shuffle Along," available throughout all of Black History Month. This special program, co-hosted with The Musical Theatre Project, presents nearly 20 songs from the original 1921 musical, and also tells the story and history of this musical, the first of its kind to be written and performed entirely by Black Americans.

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Inspired by Langston Poetry Workshop

Join this poetry workshop, "Inspired by Langston," with Siaara Freeman. Freeman is a native Clevelander and an award-winning poet and performer and published in multiple literary magazines, journals and anthologies.

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Family African Dance Workshop

Have fun with the entire family with this FREE African Dance Workshop with Djapo Cultural Arts Institute. Celebrate Black History Month by learning more about African dance and its traditions.

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Community Events

Oberlin College graduates Russell and Rowena Jeliffe opened the Playhouse Settlement in 1915 to offer a place for people of different races, religions, and economic backgrounds to come together through the arts. Today, Karamu House brings together thousands of adults and children every year through community programming and events.

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Arts Education

Karamu House brings together adults and children (of all races and ages) together every year through its arts academy and education programs, including dance, drama and theatre, and vocal performance. The Karamu Arts Academy provides fall and spring semester classes, as well as a summer intensive program. Karamu also partners with local schools and organizations to bring arts education into their programs.

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