• Mary Poppins

    ENCORE PRODUCTION! Believe in the magic this holiday season with the return of Mary Poppins. Dec. 4 - Jan. 3 | Mackey Main Stage | Group Rates Available

    Buy Early and SAVE!

  • Winter/Spring Semester

    Registration is now open for the Winter/Spring Semester with over 200 artistic opportunities for you and your family.

    Find Your Inspiration!

  • Beck the Halls!

    Give the gift of the arts this holiday season with a Beck Center gift card! Gift cards can be used for performances, classes and lessons.

    Great Stocking Stuffers!

  • Something Dada Improv

    LOL with Northeast Ohio's longest-running improv comedy company on Saturdays in our Studio Theater | $12 | 8 p.m.
    Tickets and Show Information

  • LimeLight Holiday Exhibit

    Our annual celebration of local art and artists is Nov. 20 - Jan. 3. See the work of eight artists who are displaying a variety of mediums. Art makes a great gift! Opening reception is Nov. 20 - all are welcome.
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  • Zorba! In-Concert

    Enjoy a wonderfully evening to the music of Kander & Ebb on Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. on the Mackey Main Stage. Co-produced with The Musical Theater Project and Kent State University.

    One Night Only!

  • Happily FOREVER After

    Happy endings aren't always what they seem...but they're definitely funny in this comedic Youth Theatre production! Tickets on Sale Nov 28 | Dec. 11 - 20 | Studio Theater

    Make Your Wish Come True!

  • Beck Apparel

    Look stylish and support Beck Center with our new line of apparel for children, teens, and adults. Proceeds benefit Beck programs, Dance Alliance and Theater Alliance.


Welcome to Beck Center

Thanksgiving Weekend Customer Service Hours:

  • Thursday, Nov. 26:  Closed
  • Friday, Nov. 27:       Noon-5pm
  • Saturday, Nov. 28:   Noon-8pm
  • Sunday, Nov. 29:     Noon-4pm

Beck Center for the Arts is more than a non-profit organization that combines professional theater with arts education. We create art experiences. We are committed to creating art experiences as individual as the people we serve with eclectic performances to suit many tastes, education opportunities for all ages and abilities, community outreach programs, and free art exhibitions. We believe that the arts can be transformative and strengthen our community.

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Beck Center offers over 200 award-winning classes, programs, and lessons in dance, music, theater, visual arts, early childhood, outreach, and Creative Arts Therapies, serving 3,000 students each week. We invite you to discover your inner-artist at Beck Center. We have been named "Best of the West" in Dance/Theater Instruction since 2008.

Exceptional Theater | Delightful Escape | Individual tickets, Subscriptions, and Flex Passes for the 2015-2016 Professional Theater Season are on sale now. CONGRATULATIONS to Artistic Director Scott Spence on his 25th Season with Beck Center!

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Latest News & Updates

#GivingTuesday is Dec. 1

GivingTuesday_1Weeks_Square #GivingTuesday is December 1 and Beck Center is participating for the first time! #GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. If you aren’t familiar with it, #GivingTuesday is a day to come together and … Read More

See a Show for Free!

Mary Poppins and Bert DancingBeck Center is seeking volunteer ushers for the production of Mary Poppins. All ushers are entitled to a free seat at the show they usher. Grab a friend and help make a difference while enjoying … Read More

Blues, Soul, Americana Piano & Organ Workshop

Music_Workshop_Chris_Hanna_SquareSaturday, December 5 | 2-4pm | Music & Dance Bldg., Room 101 Join one of Northeast Ohio's in-demand sidemen and hardest working musicians, Chris Hanna, as he demonstrates his piano and organ approaches to rock, blues, … Read More


Gift_of_the_Arts_SquareGive the gift of memories, inspiration, and creativity with a Beck Center gift card. Gift cards can be purchased in any amount and used for professional and youth theater productions, dance performances, classes, lessons or workshops. … Read More

Limelight Holiday Exhibition

2015_LimeLight_SquareNovember 20 through January 3 | Jean Bulicek Galleria The Limelight Holiday Gallery Exhibition is Beck Center's annual celebration of local art and artists This year's exhibit features both new and returning artists who have made special … Read More

Nutcracker Jazzed Up!

Nutcracker_Jazzed_Up_SquarePresented by Beck Center Dance Education SOLD OUT! Thank you for your support   Saturday, December 5 at 4pm and 7pm; Sunday, December 6 at 1pm and 4pm Beck Center Music & Dance Building | Recital Hall This must-see favorite … Read More

Zorba! In-Concert

Zorba_SquareWednesday, December 9 | 7:30 p.m. | Mackey Main Stage Book by Joseph Stein Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb Adapted from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis Directed by Terri Kent; Musical Direction by Nancy Maier Featuring Fabio … Read More

Happily Forever After

Happily_Forever_After_SquareDecember 11 - 20, 2015 | Studio Theater Show times 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Dec 11 &18 | 3 p.m. Saturdays, Dec 12 & 19 | 3 p.m. Sundays, Dec 13 & 20 TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Written by Charlie … Read More

Super Saturdays @ Beck

Super_Saturdays_SquareProudly sponsored by the Lakewood Arts Festival Join in the fun, creativity and excitement at Beck Center as you and your young aspiring artists explore music, dance, theater, and the visual arts at this FREE, interactive … Read More

2015-2016 Theater Season

USE THIS Logo - Billy ElliotCONGRATULATIONS TO ARTISTIC DIRECTOR SCOTT SPENCE ON HIS 25TH SEASON! Click here for The Plain Dealer's recent article about Scott. The 2015-2016 Season contains multiple premieres, our fifth collaboration with Baldwin Wallace University Music Theatre program, … Read More