CMC Center Stage

World-Class Performances on the Small Stage!

The Children's Museum of Cleveland is bringing world-class performances to the small stage with our CMC Center Stage performance series. With generous support from our program sponsors, CMC is excited to announce that we will be offering free performances through CMC Center Stage every month in 2023!

A live performance can stimulate imagination, promote emotional development, and teach children about different cultures. Join us for a series of interactive and age-appropriate performances of music, theater, and dance, presented without the barriers that traditional performance venues can have for families with young children. Floor seating, free admission, and an entirely early-childhood audience give our youngest learners an approachable space to wiggle, giggle, and enjoy the arts. 

All events are held in the Museum's Theater exhibit and are FREE with CMC Membership and General Admission. No reservations or additional tickets are required to attend the performances.

Join CMC's Member family and never miss a performance!

This series is presented with support from:

The Billie Howland

Steffee Family Fund

at The Cleveland Foundation

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Upcoming Performances

DECEMBER performances

OPUS 216

Friday, Dec. 1st, 10:30-11am

Saturday, Dec. 9th, 10:30-11am

Explore the world of string instruments with a holiday performance by the orchestral ensemble OPUS 216.


GroundWorks DanceTheater

Sunday, Dec. 10th, 11-11:30am

GroundWorks shares the joy of dance in an interactive presentation about creativity and contemporary dance. 

North Pointe Ballet

Tuesday, Dec. 12th, 12-12:30pm

North Pointe Ballet will present a performance of the holiday classic The Nutcracker. 


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