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CPH Celebrates Community in Shaker Heights’ Van Aken District

Posted September 1, 2021 in Press Releases

(Cleveland, OH) Cleveland Play House and the Van Aken District in Shaker Heights join forces on Saturday, September 11, 2021, to celebrate community and the arts at CPH Day at Van Aken District. The free, family-friendly community event features various activities and entertainment throughout the day, special offers from merchants and restaurants to support Cleveland Play House. Located at 3401 Tuttle Rd, Shaker Heights, near the corner of Chagrin Blvd. and Warrensville Center Road, CPH Day at Van Aken District begins at 9:00 AM and ends at 7:00 PM.

With fundraising events occurring throughout the day, proceeds from CPH Day at Van Aken District will benefit Lights Up! on Cleveland Play House, a $5 Million fundraising initiative to support equity, access, flexibility, safety, and innovation. The Lights Up! campaign seeks community support to sustain and enhance CPH’s core commitment to producing inspiring theatre and educational programming, while incorporating the lessons learned in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and heightened social justice awareness.

Cleveland Play House, founded in 1915, is a longtime treasure of the Cleveland community. Ushering in its 106th season this October, CPH welcomes audiences back to the theatre to experience a series of dynamic plays, including: an uplifting solo show with music, a family-friendly holiday musical event, a swashbuckling classic filled with adventure, an ancient tale burning with contemporary relevance, and a world premiere family drama. To learn more about CPH’s exciting 2021-2022 mainstage season, please visit

The Van Aken District is a vibrant urban hub located in the heart of Shaker Heights. With retail, restaurants, a Market Hall, and gathering spaces located throughout the campus, Van Aken District brings people together in the name of community, craftmanship, and supporting the local economy. To learn more about Van Aken District, please visit

Visitors attending the free event are encouraged to wear orange to highlight their participation in the celebratory event and show their support for Cleveland Play House.

To learn more about the event supporting the Lights Up! on Cleveland Play House fundraising campaign, visit:

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