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 is Jump Back Ball?

Jump Back Ball is a benefit unlike any other in the historical theaters of Playhouse Square. Guests enjoy endless cocktails, decadent food, live music, dancing, a raffle and silent auction and more all while raising funds for Playhouse Square.

2. 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 strolling dinner in the KeyBank State Theatre. There will be numerous high-top tables to stand near or you can sit down and eat in the theater seats.

3. 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.

4. Who plans Jump Back Ball?

Jump Back Ball is planned by Partners, the official young professionals group of Playhouse Square. Interested in getting involved and helping to plan the event? Click here for more information. 

5. 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.

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

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

7. 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.

8. What is the attire?

Creative black tie. Come as your favorite galactic cinematic character or create your own outer space sci-fi look. Ladies can also wear a nice cocktail dress or gown and men can wear a dark suit and tie or a tux.

9. 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!

10. 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

11. 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 KeyBank State Theatre). VIP ticket buyers will receive complimentary valet parking on Euclid Avenue.

12. 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.

13. Where can we stay overnight?

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

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

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