Our season is changing!

We're back for a BOLD 2021/22 season! Activating all three stages – virtual and in-person – we'll be bringing original pieces and timeless classics. This season's shows include Rise: The Reconstruction Project, The Little Mermaid, The Fantasticks, and Cinderella. 

What’s in a playbill? Near West Theatre’s playbill includes a director’s letter, show information, cast names and biographies, upcoming events, donor opportunities, and advertisements. Everyone who attends a show receives a playbill (either digital or printed), and many are kept as a souvenir long after the show has closed.

Benefits of Season Advertising in Near West Theatre’s Playbill

  • This year's DIGITAL playbills include direct links to your business's website, which means higher engagement, follow up, and ROI for you
  • Supporting NWT means a bigger impact – we provide 350 acting and crew opportunities each year
  • You help provide FREE arts programming for participants of all ages and walks of life
  • Community clout
  • NWT’s shows attract a diverse audience and readership (the largest concentrations in attendance are from zip codes 44113, 44109, 44111, 44107, and 44102)
  • Our loyal audience loves to support local businesses
  • Your business name and a live link will be included on our Advertise page

Black-owned businesses are eligible for a free 1/2 page ad in our 2021/22 Season Playbill. Inquire by August 20 to be included!

To advertise in our season playbill, contact us at 216-961-9750 or email us at 

Additional Information

  • View ad rates and sizing here
  • Submit your FULL-COLOR art in PDF (preferred), JPG, PNG, GIF, or TIFF format
  • 300 ppi
  • We do not accept non-digital images or scans of non-digital images.
  • All Season Artwork must be submitted by August 25, 2021

Payment Terms

Payment is due with the submission of the artwork. All returned checks will be assessed a $35 charge. Questions? Contact us at 216-961-9750.

Custom Ads

Don't have an ad yet? Want a new one? Let us create one for you at a competitive price! You provide company copy and logos, and we'll do the rest for a flat rate of $75, which includes two rounds of complimentary edits.

2021-2022 Advertisers

American Limousine Service
Artful Living
Astoria Café, Market, Spirits
Blazing Saddle Cycle
Bodhi Tree Massage & Skincare
El Carnicero
Cleveland Lumber Co.
Cleveland Public Theatre
Corrigan Craciun Holick Funeral Homes
Denise J. Knecht, Attorney at Law
Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization
Don’s Lighthouse Grille
Farkas Pastry Shoppe
Full Color Printings
Gypsy Beans & Baking Co.
Happy Dog
The Harp
The Heard, Theatrical Interpreting Services of Cleveland
Indulgence Studios
Johnny Mango World Café & Bar
Joy Machines Bike Shop
Le Petit Triangle Café
Lighthouse Advisors
Lion and Blue
Local West
Luxe Kitchen & Lounge
Maltz Performing Arts Center
Menlo Park Academy Open House
Mod Mex: Momocho & El Carnicero
Ninja City Kitchen and Bar
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and School
Pine Ridge Cleaning & Restoration
The Pioneer Savings Bank
Rapid Mailing Services
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Rocky River Presbyterian Church
Seth Chwast, fine artist
Snider Recreation
Spice Kitchen & Bar
St. Augustine Health Ministries
Stone Mad Pub, Restaurant & Bocce
Sweet Moses Soda Fountain & Sweet Shoppe
Thomas C. Wagner, LLC
Two Ravens Fencing School
Urban Community School
XYZ The Tavern

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