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Karamu House

Located just two miles south of University Circle, Karamu House is a place of joyful gathering (the meaning of ‘Karamu” in Swahili), where people from different races, religions, and economic backgrounds come together through the arts.

Founded in 1915, and recognized as the oldest, producing African American theatre in the nation, Karamu House is continually cited as one of Cleveland’s top four treasures—and featured in the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture and listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Today, Karamu’s mission is to produce professional theatre, provide arts education, and present programs for all people while honoring the African American experience. As a non-profit organization, Karamu House depends on the support of its donors and patrons to continue its rich legacy of providing unique, and culturally and socially responsive programming.


Music, Performance & Film

Hospitals & Medical Facilities

1. Cleveland Clinic

11 minute walk
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2. United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland

19 minute walk
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Places of Worship

1. East Mount Zion Baptist Church

16 minute walk
Baptist Church

Shopping and Retail

1. PNC Fairfax Connection

17 minute walk
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Hotels & Lodging

1. Tudor Arms Hotel

19 minute walk
DoubleTree by Hilton - The Tudor Arms Hotel, in the historic Tudor Arms ...

2. Holiday Inn Cleveland Clinic

13 minute walk
Be greeted with sophisticated spaces and a warm metropolitan feel at the...

3. InterContinental Hotel & Conference Center

13 minute walk
The perfect setting for guests accustomed to luxury. Two lounges, 24-hou...

4. InterContinental Suites

11 minute walk
InterContinental Suites Hotel Cleveland, the region’s only "wellne...


1. The Canopy Mediterranean Grille

19 minute walk
Features a fine array of Mediterranean/American cuisine. Join us for a c...

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