News & Events

News & Events

Our Summer Goal


We’ve got a summer goal to reach more of our community through the arts - and you can help in a big way!


We are lucky to have a group of generous board members who believe in … Read More

Beer & Improv

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Beer and Improv

Enjoy Laughter and Libations at this Taste & Create Event!

Thursday, September 29 | 6:30 – 9 p.m. | $25 | 21 and over

Back by popular demand!  Beck Center Associate Board’s Taste & Create series returns … Read More

What the Eye Hears

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What the Eye Hears

September 16 at 5 p.m. | Music & Dance Building | Free | RSVP at

Beck Center is pleased to partner with the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards and The Cleveland Foundation to present an hour on the American Art of … Read More

Something Dada Improvisational Comedy

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Need a laugh? We’ve got your back! 

Join us for an evening of laughter with Something Dada, Northeast Ohio’s longest-running improvisational comedy company. For over 21 years Something Dada has been entertaining audiences with their offbeat brand … Read More

Encore Cafe

Encore Cafe Beck Center cocktails coffee


This fall, Beck Center is thrilled to present an all new gathering place for patrons, students, and other Beckheads. Located within our main building, the Encore Cafe will feature cocktails, coffee, and more! … Read More

Best of the West 2016

Best of the West 2016


Best of the West: Best Dance, Music, and Theater Instruction

For eight consecutive years, Beck Center has won Best Dance and Theater Instruction. This year, we are thrilled to add Best Music … Read More

Billy Elliot the Musical

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Billy Elliot the Musical, Beck Center for the Arts

Show times 8pm Fridays & Saturdays | 3pm Sundays
Mackey Theater

Music by Elton John; Book and Lyrics by Lee Hall; Based on the Universal Pictures/Studio Canal Film
Directed by Scott Spence; Musical Direction by Larry … Read More


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Ruthless at Beck Center for the Arts

Show times 8 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays | 3 p.m. Sundays
Mackey Theater

Book and Lyrics by Joel Paley
Music by Marvin Laird
Directed by William Roudebush
Musical Direction by Larry Goodpaster
Choreography by Martín Céspedes
Featuring Matthew Wright as Sylvia St. … Read More

The Cradle Will Rock

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Wednesday, September 21 | 7:30 p.m. |
Mackey Theater

A Play in Music by Marc Blitzstein
Directed by Terri Kent
Musical Direction by Nancy Maier
Featuring Joe Monaghan and members of Kent State University Music Theater Program
Co-produced by The … Read More

Body Awareness

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Show times 8 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays | 3 p.m. Sundays
Studio Theater

Written by Annie Baker
Directed by David Vegh
Presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Buy Early and Save! Use code BAKER through October 6 and save $5 … Read More