Creating a world where every child can see themself on stage.

Founded in 2011, Talespinner empowers, encourages and educates children and families through the theatrical arts.

Talespinner Children’s Theatre is Cleveland’s theatrical home for children and families! We produce highly imaginative professional works that seek to represent the diversity of our city, creating an atmosphere of discovery, understanding and engagement for our audiences.

Our Core Values

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We produce shows and create classes that employ theater arts from a broad array of cultural backgrounds and traditions.

Through our Exceptional Inclusion programming, we partner with organizations and experts to ensure that individuals who represent a diversity of access needs are part of designing the tools we provide. We believe in the “nothing about us without us” approach to accessibility. All of our performances are designed to be sensory friendly, and for each production we offer a variety of access tools, including ASL interpreted performances, noise-reducing headphones, sunglasses, fidget kits, and more. 

To ensure that cost is no barrier to accessing great theatre, all of our tickets to all of our shows are Pay-What-You-Choose.


We have an endless dedication to curiosity, exploration and knowledge and we use stories and theatre to explore big ideas, connect and express ourselves.

Children are Smaller People, not Lesser People

We respect and value children as fully-fledged individuals. Our works meet children where they are and our space is always child-friendly.

Artistic Value

We believe art has true value and we compensate our artists for their creativity and contributions.

Our Board

Learn more about our incredible group of directors, creatives & specialists.