Our theatres remain closed to the public. All events and programming are held virtually.

Auditions for Youth Summer Arts Intensive

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Give to the Karamu House Annual Fund

Upcoming Events

Rhythms & Riffs: An Evening with Orlando Watson

Rhythm & Riffs is a virtual community program to celebrate Jazz Appreciation and Poetry month. Join this virtual conversation with poet and musician, Orlando Watson, moderated by Daniel Gray-Kontar, poet and Executive Artistic Director of Twelve Literary Arts. This 60-minute event will celebrate the intersections of jazz, poetry, and the human experience.


Community Events

Oberlin College graduates Russell and Rowena Jeliffe opened the Playhouse Settlement in 1915 to offer a place for people of different races, religions, and economic backgrounds to come together through the arts. Today, Karamu House brings together thousands of adults and children every year through community programming and events.

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Arts Education

Karamu House brings together adults and children (of all races and ages) together every year through its arts academy and education programs, including dance, drama and theatre, and vocal performance. The Karamu Arts Academy provides fall and spring semester classes, as well as a summer intensive program. Karamu also partners with local schools and organizations to bring arts education into their programs.

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