Karamu House stands tall in our nation’s history as an inclusive institution that served as a common ground for Clevelanders of different races, religions, and social and economic backgrounds, as well as a trusted community resource for local families.



To produce professional theatre, provide arts education and present community programs for all people while honoring the African-American experience.


To be a premier professional theatre producing socially relevant entertainment, while delivering innovative, culturally responsive arts education programs and services for life-long learners.

Core Values

  • Inclusion
  • Collaboration
  • Integrity
  • Joy
  • Excellence
  • Financial Stability

Thank you to our supporters!
Karamu depends heavily on the support of our sponsors. Without their support we would not be able to provide excellent artistry to our members, nor would we be able to cement our role as a gathering place.