The CPT Experience


I’m Jabri Johnson

and as the Patron Services Manager, I get to connect with our audiences. I want to do whatever I can to help you have a great time at the theatre and fully enjoy the CPT experience.

The first and most important thing I want to tell you is my cell phone number. Whenever I’m at CPT, you can reach me at 216.296.6819. So if you’re lost, running late, or unable to attend the performance, I can help you out. In the meantime, here’s some useful information about the theatre and neighborhood.



Getting to CPT is easy. We’re located on Detroit Ave. just east of W. 65th St. We’re five minutes from the West Shoreway, ten minutes from I-90, and about ten minutes from downtown Cleveland.

A good address to use for your GPS is our Box Office street address: 6415 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, Ohio.

LOT 61

Lot 61 is a free parking lot on W. 61st & Detroit Ave. On Fridays and Saturdays, Lot 61 is reserved for CPT patrons only. If our parking lot is full, we recommend checking out one of the other publicly available lots in the neighborhood.

That's All!

Don’t forget, you can reach me on the night of the show at 216.296.6819 to answer any questions or concerns you have. I look forward to seeing you at the theatre!

Cleveland Public Theatre has three primary venues and a variety of additional performance spaces. All of our theatres are flexible-use spaces, meaning that we can alter their configuration to suit the show. Their wheelchair accessibility and amenities vary, so be sure to check out The Theatres page.

The Box Office is located two doors west of the main parking lot, underneath the CPT marquee. Here, you can purchase tickets, pick up tickets, and ask questions. However, if you purchased your tickets online, you can take your online confirmation code straight to the theatre in which your show is being performed.

Gordon Square and the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood have experienced a resurgence of activity in the last several years. Take a walk around and check out all the great shops and then grab some dinner at one of our many dining options, with something for every taste, from sandwiches to hot dogs to locally-sourced, organic, sustainable, seasonal dishes.

P.S. More Good Stuff

Still there? Okay, here’s the really good stuff:

Free Bev Friday
Every Friday night at CPT is Free Bev Friday. Free beer, wine, ready to drink cocktails and soft drinks are served after the performance for about an hour. Join the staff and artists of CPT, talk about the show, and have a drink on us. And remember, hot beverages like coffee and tea are always complimentary at CPT performances. (Please note: While liquor used in mixed drinks will not be complimentary, the mixer will be discounted from your total.)

Opening Night Receptions
When you combine Free Bev Friday with the first Friday of a production’s run, you get the Opening Night Reception. Celebrate with us CPT-style and enjoy complimentary food and beverages!


When you arrive, be the first to snag a bar voucher from a seat in the front row and take it to the bar. We trust you’ll find your way back to the front row and enjoy the performance up-close-and-personal.