History: Karamu History Original Theatre Building

Karamu House1923

Karamu Performing Arts Theatre

Karamu Performing Arts Theatre
Cleveland, United States

This street corner building located at E38th Street & Central Avenue, on a lot adjacent to the Playhouse Settlement was the original theatre space. In 1923, the Jelliffes began utilizing the corner building commonly known as Karamu Theatre. The building provided space for theatre performances but also for visual art, dance and music classes, and daycare. The building was destroyed by the fire in 1939.


  • Title: History: Karamu History Original Theatre Building
  • Creator: Karamu House
  • Date Created: 1923

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