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! 

A live performance can stimulate imagination, promote emotional development, and teach children about different cultures. Join us for a series of interactive and engaging performances, designed for our youngest learners. 

Professional arts groups will take the stage at CMC for age-appropriate performances of music, theater, and dance. All events are FREE with CMC Membership and general admission. 

Do you have any Questions? 

Please email: Hattie at

This series is presented with support from:

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture

The Kelvin & Eleanor Smith Foundation

The Paul M. Angell Foundation

Upcoming Performances

OPUS 216

The orchestral ensemble OPUS 216 will take the small stage for a musical story time performance to help us celebrate our 5th birthday in our new building! 

FREE with Museum Admission

Monday, November 7th

10-10:30am, 12-12:30pm

North Pointe Ballet

The magic of the holiday season will come to life in North Pointe Ballet's performance of The Nutcracker Ballet. This engaging performance is designed for guests of all ages.

FREE with Museum Admission

Tuesday, December 13th