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After 37 years spent sharing space in St. Patrick’s Church ballroom on Bridge Street, a long-held dream to have our own permanent home finally came true. In the Spring of 2015, we moved into our $7.3M, state-of-the-art building, which was designed by Richard Fleischman + Partners Architects of Cleveland.
Near West Theatre’s “Big Blue Box” on Detroit Ave represents the culmination of years of hard work, investment, and an unwavering commitment to a vision. Located within a flourishing arts district, this space has allowed NWT to expand the reach and impact of our mission through increased programming (both on-stage and off-) for our community members of all ages.
Donations of all sizes create artistic opportunities for hundreds of youth and adults each year.
Become a Volunteer
Near West Theatre was founded on volunteer support, and it sustains us to this day. Discover the ways to get involved.
Every show, every program, every event is made possible by donors like you. Monthly gifts make a sustaining impact!
Our journey started with a big vision and a small seed. Over 43 years later, that vision has transformed thousands of lives and a near west side community.
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