First Timer's Guide

Attending Jump Back Ball for the first time? The Jump Back Ball planning committee is here to help with the top tips they've learned along the way.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What's the benefit of purchasing tickets early?

Tickets tend to sell out quickly, so buy them as early as possible. The earlier you purchase, the more you will save.

2. How can I get the best deal on tickets?

By joining Partners at the $100 level, you will be able to purchase discounted tickets. Plus, you'll receive all the other benefits this 100% tax-deductible membership offers.

3. Can I purchase tickets at the door?

Tickets WILL NOT be available for purchase at the door. This event will sell out, so buy your tickets ASAP.

4. Is Jump Back Ball a seated dinner?

The seated dinner is only available to VIP Ticket Buyers. General Admission Ticket Buyers will enjoy a decadent dinner buffet on the State Theatre Stage. There will be several high-top tables to stand near or you can sit down and eat in the theater seats.

5. What is the attire?

Creative black tie. Think Roaring '20s and Gatsby couture. Ladies can wear a nice cocktail dress or gown and men can wear a dark suit and tie or a tux. Or come in costume!

6. Do I have to wear a costume?

Costumes are not required, but they are highly encouraged. This theme allows for endless possibilities, so feel free to get creative! Plus, how often do you get to dress as a mobster or flapper?

7. Where should I rent a tux?

If you want to wear a tux, Tuxedo Junction offers a great discount for Jump Back Ball attendees. Plus, a portion of all rentals will go towards Playhouse Square's not-for-profit mission. Learn more

8. What if I don't like to dance?

It's fine if you don't like to dance. Enjoy great food and drinks, catch up with your friends and participate in the various activities Jump Back Ball offers instead.

9. Where do I park?

Complimentary parking is available to all Jump Back Ball attendees in the Playhouse Square Garage (entrance on Chester Avenue with an indoor walkway to the State Theatre). VIP ticket buyers will receive complimentary valet parking on Euclid Avenue.

10. Will there be a coat check?

A coat check will be available for guests, but avoid the lines and the hassle by leaving your coat in the car. And that way, you won't have to worry about forgetting it.

11. Where can we stay overnight?

Stay at the Wyndham Cleveland at Playhouse Square the night of Jump Back Ball. Only a few steps from the theatres, the Wyndham offers a special discount for Jump Back Ball guests. Learn more

12. Who benefits from the Jump Back Ball proceeds?

All proceeds benefit Playhouse Square's not-for-profit mission of presenting and producing a wide variety of quality performing arts, advancing arts education and creating a destination that is a superior location for entertainment, business and residential living, thereby strengthening the vitality of the region.

13. Who can I call for more information on Jump Back Ball?

Contact Sarah Stengel, Partners Membership Coordinator, at 216-640-8408 or