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Cleveland Ballet is delivering on its core values of inclusivity and accessibility by announcing a special Pay What You Can initiatives for specific performances. World class ballet in Cleveland should be accessible to all, especially children and seniors who may not have the resources or ability to attend a performance. In creating the Pay What You Can program, Cleveland Ballet hopes to encourage schools, home schoolers, and older adults to attend the affordable performances of Cleveland Ballet productions.


Upcoming Pay What You Can Performances:

Dracula and The Masque of the Red Death

Friday, October 18, 2024 | 10:30 AM | Mimi Ohio Theatre

The Nutcracker

Friday, December 13, 2024 | 10:30 AM | Connor Palace

Romeo and Juliet

Friday, May 16, 2025 | 10:30 AM | Mimi Ohio Theatre

While it is suggested that tickets start at $10, that does not mean that Cleveland Ballet will turn anyone away. Special provisions can be made by calling Cleveland Ballet ticketing at 216.320.9000, ext 107 or by emailing Otherwise, tickets can be purchased through Playhouse Square. 

Please note: these performance times are dress rehearsals and school matinee for students K-12. 

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