Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about what to expect at Jump Back Ball below!

What is Jump Back Ball?

Jump Back Ball is Partners and Playhouse Square’s most glamorous night of the year for young professionals. Since 1991, Partners has been planning Jump Back Ball to raise funds in support of Playhouse Square’s education initiatives. Along with knowing you are supporting a good cause, you get to experience the theaters in a way you can’t at any other time. Dance on stage and take in the same views only performers get to see. Enjoy endless cocktails, heavy appetizers, live music, games of chance and so much more. 

What safety measures are in place?

Those attending Jump Back Ball agree to abide by the health and safety protocols in place at the time of the event. Because protocols are subject to change, ticket buyers will receive an email closer to the event date to ensure they have the most current information regarding Jump Back Ball’s health and safety protocols.

Due to the nature of this event, masks are optional at Jump Back Ball.

The number of tickets available for Jump Back Ball have been limited.

What is Playhouse Square Partners?

Partners is the official young professionals group of Playhouse Square and its members are the masterminds behind Jump Back Ball. The organization provides those between the ages of 21-40 with leadership, social and volunteer opportunities while simultaneously supporting Playhouse Square’s not-for-profit mission. Interested in getting involved and helping to plan the event? Click here for more information.

Who benefits from Jump Back Ball?

Proceeds from Jump Back Ball support Playhouse Square’s education initiatives, including sensory-friendly performances, Family Theater Day, the Dazzle Awards, and Disney Musicals in Schools, which provides underserved schools with a sustainable 17-week musical theater program. 

Is Jump Back Ball a seated dinner?

We are not offering a seated dinner this year. Heavy appetizers will be offered to both VIP and general admission guests. There will be numerous high-top tables to stand near or you can sit down in the theater seats.

Are tickets tax deductible?

Yes! A portion of the general admission and VIP tickets is tax deductible. Ticket buyers will receive a tax receipt in 2022.

How can I get the best deal on tickets?

By joining Partners at the $100 Contributing Level, you will be able to purchase tickets at their lowest rate! Plus, you’ll receive all the other benefits this 100% tax-deductible membership offers.

Can I purchase tickets at the door?

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

What is the attire?

Jump Back Ball offers a few different options. You can come dressed in your cocktail best, or take it up a notch and wear a gown or tuxedo. 

Feeling a little more creative? Jump Back Ball guests are known for their costumes that match the theme! Dress up to look like your favorite movie star, add some accessories that allude “celebrity status,” or take a risk and dress in all gold to look like a certain statuette that movie stars dream of receiving. 

Where do I park?

Complimentary parking is available to all Jump Back Ball attendees in the Playhouse Square Garage (located at 1450 Chester Avenue with an indoor walkway to the KeyBank State Theatre.)

Complimentary valet parking on Euclid Avenue is available to VIP ticket buyers. Valet parking is presented by U.S. Bank.

IMPORTANT! You must order your parking pass when purchasing your Jump Back Ball tickets! Need help? Contact Sarah Stengel at 216-640-8408 or

Will there be a coat check?

Because Jump Back Ball is taking place in June, a coat check will not be provided.

Are event sponsorships available?

Yes! Check out our Sponsor page or contact Annie Singer at 216-640-8407 or

Who can I contact for more information on Jump Back Ball?

Contact Sarah Stengel at 216-640-8408 or