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:

This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest GIG Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from Ohio Arts Council. 

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Upcoming Performances

APRIL performances

Abrepaso Flamenco

Saturday, April 1st, 12-12:30pm

Olé! Abrepaso Flamenco will join us for an interactive performance of traditional Flamenco dance.


Kitchen Table Music

Saturday, April 8th, 11-11:30am

Kitchen Table Music inspires children

 to learn about composition and think outside of the box wherever they are.

ShoJoJi Japanese Dance

Sunday, April 23rd, 10-10:30am

ShoJoJi preserves the art of

 Japanese dance through interactive performances full of life & culture.

MAY & JUNE performances

North Pointe Ballet

Tuesday, May 9th, 12:30-1pm

NPB will present their annual family-friendly performance of The Beauty and the Beast! Wearing costumes is encouraged.

Alla Boara Trio

Sunday, May 21st 12:30-1pm

Bringing new life to Italian folk

 music, this group performs modern arrangements of near-extinct songs.

ShoJoJi Japanese Dance

Sunday, June 11th, 10-10:30am

ShoJoJi preserves the art of

 Japanese dance through interactive performances full of life & culture.


With support from our program sponsors, CMC will be offering FREE performances through our CMC Center Stage series every month in 2023! Stay tuned to our weekly newsletter for updates on additional performance dates.

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