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Toledo’s Performing Arts

PRINTABLE PDF Toledo is a city that is proud of its Arts community, and with good reason. Did you know that jazz legend Art Tatum was born and raised right here in Toledo? That’s where our deep jazz roots originate and live on today through the Art Tatum Jazz Society. And word has gotten out about our world-class Toledo Symphony Orchestra, as they were invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York. See our entire line-up of Toledo’s own musical and performing arts below.

Art Tatum Jazz Society
The Toledo Jazz Society was founded in February 1980 to present, protect and promote Jazz — America’s unique art form. Toledo’s musical history is so rich in Jazz that it is our musical DNA.  Our Jazz legacy is illuminated by the piano icon Art Tatum and continues with legendary Jon Hendricks and the incredible array of talent in this area.
Performances: Please see Facebook page for all upcoming performances. 
Purchase Tickets: 419-241-5299,

The Ballet Theatre of Toledo, Inc., 
Ballet Theatre of Toledo has been performing and promoting the art of ballet throughout Northwestern Ohio and Southwestern Michigan since its inception in June of 2005. Artistic Director, Nigel Burgoine, and his staff teach and choreograph ballet and only ballet.
Performances: Ballet productions are held at the Valentine Theatre, 410 Adams St., Toledo.  Nigel Burgoine's choreography for The Nutcracker is legendary.  See website for a complete season schedule.
Purchase Tickets: Contact Valentine Theatre 419-242-2787, or Ballet Theatre of Toledo, 419-861-0895,

Toledo Ballet
Purchase Tickets
: 419-471-0049

Toledo Symphony
With nine different series, from classics to pops, audiences are offered diverse and outstanding performances September-May. The Toledo Symphony is a community-supported organization that is an exceptional musical presence for the region, creating a home for professional musicians and teachers who deliver outstanding performances and music education for all.
Performances: Concerts are held at various venues around Toledo.  See website for a complete schedule.
Purchase Tickets: 419-246-8000,

Toledo Jazz Orchestra
Since 1980, the Toledo Jazz Orchestra has worked with dozens of industry legends, including Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Williams, Clark Terry and Zoot Sims. The group also performs the works of the major big bands from the past eight decades along with arrangements commissioned specifically for the orchestra. The Toledo Jazz Orchestra has two albums to its credit titled “Groovin’” and “Out of Nowhere.”
Performances: Performances held at the Valentine Theatre, 410 Adams St., Toledo or Registry Bistro, 144 N. Superior St., Toledo.  See website below for a complete schedule.
Purchase Tickets
: 567-280-0TJO,

Toledo Opera
Purchase Tickets: 419-255-7464

Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 16 10th St., Toledo
Since 1933, The Rep has entertained audiences with the finest in live theatre. We take pride in performing many of Broadway's biggest hits as well as lesser-known original works. The Rep's annual performance of A Christmas Carol remains a favorite among Toledo holiday traditions. From star-spangled musical extravaganzas to soul-searching dramas, the Rep is Toledo¦s number one choice in community theatre.
Performances: Most performances are held at the Toledo Repertoire Theatre.  See website below for a complete schedule.
Purchase Tickets
: 419-243-9277,

The Village Players Theatre, 2740 Upton Ave. Toledo
Toledo's only ALL volunteer community theatre featuring 5 great shows each season including comedies, mysteries, dramas, and musicals.
Performances: All shows are held at The Village Players Theatre.  See website below for a complete schedule.
Purchase Tickets
: 419-472-6817,