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

January performances

Abrepaso Flamenco

Sunday, January 15th, 12-12:30pm


Olé! Abrepaso Flamenco will join us for an interactive performance of traditional Flamenco dance accompanied by live musicians. 


OPUS 216

Saturday, January 21st, 11-11:30am


The local musical ensemble OPUS 216 will perform live orchestral music to accompany a read-aloud story, and will level up your knowledge with instrument discovery!


Dancing Wheels Company

Saturday, January 28th, 1-1:20pm


Featuring “sit-down” and “stand-up” dancers, members of the Dancing Wheels Company present an interactive dance program to engage families in movement activities. They will demonstrate adaptations such as sign language and translations that make it possible for people with disabilities to enjoy dancing, too! 


February & March performances

Mojuba! Dance Collective

Saturday, February 4th 

10:30-11am


Saturday, February 11th

 10:30-11am


Mojuba! Dance Collective is an African contemporary dance company that seeks to celebrate and honor the cultural and spiritual dance traditions of the African Diaspora.


Abrepaso Flamenco

Sunday, February 19th, 12-12:30pm


Olé! Abrepaso Flamenco will join us for an interactive performance of traditional Flamenco dance accompanied by live musicians. 

OPUS 216

Friday, March 17th

11-11:30am

The local musical ensemble OPUS 216 will perform Irish folk music for a special St. Patrick's Day performance!


COMING SOON!

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.


Become a cmc member

Become a CMC Member and never miss a performance! Memberships include unlimited visits for a whole year, and pay for themselves on the third visit! 

Questions? 

Contact Hattie at hkotz@CMCleveland.org