• Summer Camps & Classes

    Have a FUN & creative summer at Beck Center! Over 140 classes for children, teens, and adults PLUS full- and half-day summer for ages 5-19.

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  • big The Musical

    Beck Center Youth Theater presents big the Musical based on the beloved 1988 motion picture. Features 58 students ages 7-19. Directed by Russ Stich | May 13-22 | Mackey Theater

    Show Details & Ticket Info

  • Bike for Beck

    Cycling | Art | Community | Join us for the 5th Annual Bike for Beck on Sunday, May 22! We are hosting a variety of rides, free arts activities, refreshments and more.

    Details and Registration

  • Billy Elliot

    Our 2016-17 season closes with the blockbuster, Tony Award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical. July 8 - August 14 | Mackey Theater | Locally Produced Premiere!

    Buy Early & Save!

  • Shining City

    REGIONAL PREMIERE by acclaimed playwright Conor McPherson. Tony Nominee "Best Play" | FINAL WEEKEND! | Through May 1 | Studio Theater
    "Director Bernadette Clemens skillfully handles this wonderful play and its superb actors." - cleveland.com


  • Heathers: The Musical

    What's your damage? Don't miss the regional premiere of Heathers: The Musical based on the 1988 cult classic film. May 27 - July 2 | Studio Theater | PG-13
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  • Something Dada Improv

    LOL with Northeast Ohio's longest-running improv comedy company on May 7 & 14 in our Studio Theater | $12 | 8 p.m.
    Tickets and Show Information

  • 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.

    Great Gift Idea!

Welcome to Beck Center

Just Announced! Beck Center's 2016-2017 Theater Season and Youth Theater Season

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 | Tickets are on sale for Shining City, Heathers: The Musical, and Billy Elliot the Musical. CONGRATULATIONS to Artistic Director Scott Spence on his 25th Season with Beck Center!

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2016-2017 Youth Theater Season

Alice in Wonderland logoBeck Center for the Arts proudly announces the 2016-2017 Youth Theater season presented by the Mort and Iris November Philanthropic Fund. Tickets will be available August 1, 2016. Our 2016 – 2017 season brings a classic … Read More

2016-2017 Theater Season

The Little Mermaid Logo"There is no better example of the glorious mash-up of a Beck Center for the Arts season than the offerings of 2016-2017" - The Plain Dealer Click here to read the article! Beck Center's 2016-2017 Season will … Read More

Scott and Pat are the BEST!

2016_Best_of_Cleve_SCENE_SquareThis election is a little different than what we are seeing on the news...but the votes are in and Beck Center's Artistic Director Scott Spence and Graphic Designer/Actor Pat Miller have received the distinction of … Read More

Spotlight 2016

2016_SpotlightSaturday, October 29, 2016 | 6:00 p.m. Hyland, creator of OnBase To benefit arts education, performances, exhibitions and outreach Spotlight returns after an exciting sold out event last year! Tickets are on sale now! $225 per person | Reserve your … Read More

5th Annual Bike for Beck

Bike for Beck 2015 | Beck Center for the Arts Celebrate Cycling, Art, and Community at the 5th Annual Bike For Beck May 22 from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Beck Center for the Arts Cycling Event | FREE Art Experiences | FREE Community Event Cycling This morning … Read More

Sign Choir Performances

Sign ChoirBeck Center's Sign Choir is Performing "For Good" in May! “For Good” utilizes songs from WICKED as well as the WIZARD OF OZ to promote acceptance. Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, is not all … Read More

Student Art Exhibit 2016

2016_Student_Exhibition_001Beck Center is pleased to present the annual Adult & Student Exhibition April 22 - May 22 | Jean Bulicek Galleria Join us as we celebrate the creativity of our visual arts students ages 5 to … Read More

Kim Abkemeir Ballet Workshop Series

Kim Abkemeier Dance WorkshopBallet Workshop Series with Kim Abkemeier Back by Popular Demand! April 24 | May 1 | May 15 | May 22 Gallery Dance Studio, Main Building Ages 9-15 & 13+ | Cost: $15 Per Class or 4 For $50   12:15-1:30 pm: … Read More

Razzle Dazzle XVI

2016_Razzle_Dazzle_SquareFriday, May 6; 7:30 p.m. - Opening Night Benefit- $15 per person - Tickets are on sale now! Saturday May 7; 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. - Donations accepted Beck Center for the Arts Music & Dance … Read More


big musical tom hanks beck center7:30pm Fridays, May 13 & 20 | 3pm Saturdays, May 14 & 21 | 3pm Sundays, May 15 & 22 Mackey Main Stage Book by John Weidman Music by David Shire | Lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. Based on … Read More