The Cleveland Play House Apprenticeship Program provides recent college graduates an opportunity to explore careers in the arts, working alongside seasoned professionals in a variety of disciplines and gaining valuable work experience in one of the nation’s most respected regional theatres.

Mentored by our staff of professional artists, administrators, and technicians, apprentices learn through observation, as well as direct participation. Through seminars, interactive forums and workshops, CPH also encourages development through interaction with peers, guest artists, and leaders in the field. Our goal is to train the next generation of leaders who will guide the theatre arts well into the future.

We offer one apprenticeship opportunity in each of the following areas:

  • Artistic
  • Arts Administration
  • Community Partnerships and Programming
  • Costume
  • Theatre Academy & Curriculum (Theatre Education)
  • Development (fundraising)
  • General / Company Management
  • Lighting
  • Marketing
  • Properties
  • Stage Management
  • Technical Direction

Apprentices Receive:

  • Weekly stipend
  • Furnished housing, including utilities, internet, and laundry on premises
  • Public transportation passes or validated parking
  • Complimentary tickets to all CPH productions


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About Cleveland Play House

Cleveland Play House, founded in 1915 and recipient of the 2015 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is America's first professional regional theatre. Throughout its rich history, CPH has remained dedicated to its mission to inspire, stimulate and entertain diverse audiences in Northeast Ohio by producing plays and theatre education programs of the highest professional standards. CPH has produced more than 100 world and/or American premieres, and over its long history more than 12 million people have attended over 1,600 productions. Today, Cleveland Play House celebrates the beginning of its second century of service while performing in three state-of-the art venues at Playhouse Square in downtown Cleveland.