Idea Center: Lease Innovative Commercial Office Space

Cushman & Wakefield | CRESCO is proud to be the lead leasing brokerage firm for Playhouse Square’s one million square feet of office and retail spaces. One of the assets available for lease in Cleveland’s Theater District is the Idea Center.

About the Idea Center

Originally constructed in 1912, the building at 1375 Euclid Avenue has a long and storied history. It first served as a retail and warehouse facility, and later housed the Cleveland Public Library and WJW studios. In 2005 the building was donated to Playhouse Square and completely gutted and renovated. A partnership between WVIZ/PBS, 90.3 WCPN Ideastream and Playhouse Square transformed the landmark into the highly innovative Idea Center.

The new state-of-the-art infrastructure supports television and radio studios, a robust arts education program, and rapidly growing tech companies. The Idea Center is much more than just a building—it’s a hub for creativity, education, technology, and the arts. In addition to hosting broadcast and digital media operations, the Idea Center also offers innovative office space for tenants seeking a new construction in a historic environment. With a highly visible street-front location on Euclid Avenue, the Idea Center delivers a dynamic vitality to the city’s urban core.

Tenants are drawn to the building’s modern tech-driven infrastructure and the energy of the tenant roster. The large 300-seat Westfield Insurance Studio Theatre is also available for seminars and conferences. The development of the Idea Center marks the continued growth and evolution of Playhouse Square, one of the country’s most successful cultural districts.

Essential Property Information

Address: 1375 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Size: 243,035 SF

Full Floor Square Footage: 36,700 RSF

Floors: 6

Office Rental Rates: $18.00 per rentable SF, modified gross

Building Access & Security: 24 hours / 7 days per week


  • Electric: Individually controlled and separately metered for lights, wall plugs and air conditioning
  • Heat: Included in base rental rate

Parking: Attached parking garage and many reasonably-priced surface lots surrounding the building

Public Transportation: 

  • RTA Healthline (stop at E. 14th and Euclid)
  • Free RTA Trolley Service (stop at E. 14th and Euclid)


  • Conference and training rooms available
  • Teleconferencing and distance learning technology available
  • 300-seat Westfield Insurance Studio Theatre available for seminars and conferences

Is your organization interested in leasing commercial office space in the Idea Center? Contact us today for more information about this property!

To learn more about how CRESCO, Greater Cleveland’s leading commercial real estate company, can help you with your property needs, contact us at 216.520.1200, or fill out the form below. A CRESCO professional will contact you shortly.