The Cleveland Pops Orchestra plays its 6 season concert at our main venue, Severance Hall in Cleveland, OH. The annual holiday performance is at Playhouse Square in Connor Palace, acting as our secondary location. Along with these two venues the orchestra also performs throughout Ohio during the summer months, at various locations.
Opened February 5th, 1931, Severance Hall seats up to 2,000 people and has become one of the most beautiful concert halls in the world. Designed by the Cleveland architectural firm Walker & Weeks, the building is named for John L. Severance and his wife, Elisabeth, who initially pledged $1 million for its construction.
Fun Fact: If you have the time, try to find the screw in the Severance Hall grand foyer. It’s a tricky find, but we can assure you, it’s there!
Take I-90 Eastbound through Downtown Cleveland to “Exit 173B/Chester Avenue. Turn right onto Chester Avenue, and head east about 3 miles to Euclid Avenue. Turn left on Euclid Avenue. At the second traffic light, turn left onto East Boulevard. Access to the Campus Center Garage at Severance Hall is on the right, adjacent to the hall.
Directions from the East
Take I-90 Westbound to “Exit 177/Martin Luther King Boulevard.” Turn left onto Martin Luther King Boulevard, and continue through Rockefeller Park to East 105th Street. Cross East 105th Street and bear left onto East Boulevard. Access to the Campus Center Garage at Severance Hall is about 1/2 mile down East Boulevard on the left.
Directions from the South
Take I-71 or I-77 Northbound to I-90 East. Take I-90 East through downtown Cleveland to “Exit 173B/Chester Avenue.” Turn right onto Chester Avenue, and head east about 3 miles to Euclid Avenue. Turn left on Euclid Avenue. At the second traffic light, turn left onto East Boulevard. Access to the Campus Center Garage at Severance Hall is on the right, adjacent to the hall.
Campus Center Garage
The Case Western Reserve University Campus Center Garage is located adjacent to Severance Hall, with stair and elevator access to Severance Hall. Event parking in the Campus Center Garage can be purchased for $11 per vehicle when space permits. Please note, however, that the garage often fills up well before concert time and only patrons who purchase pre-paid parking passes are ensured a parking space.
Pre-paid Parking in the Campus Center Garage can be purchased in advance for $15 per concert (with guaranteed space). Pre-paid parking can be purchased through the Severance Hall Ticket Office at (216) 231-1111.
Additional event parking is available in the Case Western Reserve University Lot 1 off Euclid Avenue across from Severance Hall, at the University Circle Lot 13A on Adelbert Road, and at the Cleveland Botanical Garden parking garage on East Boulevard. Space at these lots may be limited during weekday daytime hours.
Use the links below to view maps of the parking areas near Severance Hall:
The Orchestra’s home for our annual holiday concert is the elegant, Connor Palace at Playhouse Square, one of four principal theaters at Playhouse. Opened November 6, 1922 this theater showcases it’s one of a kind lobby with the largest woven-in-one-piece carpet plus its fabulous electrical sign atop the building.
The Playhouse Square Ticket Office is located in the KeyBank State Theatre lobby.
Operating Hours Mon – Sun: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. *
*Ticket Office May close earlier or later, or be closed altogether, depending on performance schedule.
*During events/shows, the ticket office is open through the first intermission.
*To check operating hours before visiting, call 216-771-8403
KeyBank State Theatre
1519 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115
The Ticket Office accepts cash, American Express, Discover, Visa and MasterCard. (We regret that personal checks are not accepted.)
Playhouse Square parking can be purchased in advance for $15 in the Playhouse Square Parking Garage (located at 1450 Chester Avenue). Call 216-241-6000.
Parking passes may also be purchased at the Playhouse Square Ticket Office
If you need wheelchair assistance, please pull up in front of the theater you are attending and a RedCoat volunteer will be happy to assist. Please note: We cannot assist guests in and out of vehicles.
For information on group bus parking, please call 216-640-8600.
Info and Policies
For additional information and Playhouse Square’s policies please visit their website here.
The Cleveland Pops Orchestra
24000 Mercantile Road, Unit #8
Cleveland, OH 44122