University Circle is one of the most culturally dense square miles in the world—and it's our home. Plus, once you’re here, you’re just a quick bus or train ride from downtown and other CLE neighborhoods, where you can take in a range of arts and entertainment, from theater to music to cuisine. And don’t forget: On our campus, there are dozens of art and performance organizations from which to choose that will help you find your passion.
On Our Campus
Just steps from your residence hall and classrooms are nationally recognized arts institutions, giving you extraordinary access to opportunities for academic pursuits and personal satisfaction.
By studying in one of the nation's most culturally dense square miles, you’ll have easy access to places such as:
- Cleveland Museum of Art
- Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland
- Severance Hall, home of the Cleveland Orchestra
- Cleveland Institute of Music
- Cleveland Institute of Art
- Cleveland Cinematheque
...and much more. Tour our neighborhood.
And as a student, you'll find hundreds of student organizations to meet your interests—or help you explore new ones. Plus, we have outstanding venues such as the Maltz Performing Arts Center and Eldred Theater where you will put your talents on display.
A few of our many diverse organizations include:
- Footlighters—Musical Theater
- MaDaCol—Dance Collective
- IMPROVment—Improvisational Comedy
- Dhamakapella—South Asian A Cappella
- The Observer—Student-Run News Outlet
- WRUW—Campus Radio Station
Less than 5 miles from campus is PlayhouseSquare, home to the country's largest performing arts center outside New York. And on the shores of Lake Erie sits the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a treasure trove of musical history.
Just across the bridge from downtown, you can visit one of the city’s oldest and most popular destinations: the West Side Market, which features more than 100 vendors selling all kinds of cultural cuisine, from homemade pasta to whole pigs. And all around the city, you can take in live music at venues such as Beachland Ballroom, Grog Shop and Jacobs Pavilion. Plus, don’t miss the comedy clubs, neighborhoods and other hidden gems that make CLE unique.