Starting in July 2021, we are welcoming back audiences for Friday Forums only, with a limited capacity. Masks are required inside the City Club. You can read more in our Guide for Returning to the City Club.
As of August 6, 2021, masks are required inside the City Club, regardless of vaccination status. Masks can be removed only while actively eating or drinking. You can read more in our Guide for Returning to the City Club.
Reservations can be made online, over the phone by calling 216.621.0082, or in person. Refunds will be issued for cancellations made 24 hours in advance of the forum.
Nope! Almost all City Club forums are open to everybody. However, membership will get you a discount on admission and priority registration for high interest forums.
Beyond a discount on tickets, members receive invitations to special events and have opportunities to participate in member-led programming committees. Also, members all share a sense of pride in being part of something that helps to make the community and democracy a little bit stronger. You can view all the membership levels and benefits here, or call us at 216.350.5575 and we'll talk to you about it!
Reservations typically close 24 hours before the event begins. If you miss the deadline, call us and ask about the wait list. We do our best to let everyone in, but we can't make any guarantees. It’s best to plan ahead and make your reservation at least 24 hours in advance.
Almost all of our forums begin at 12:30 p.m. (well, 12:32 p.m. is the exact time we go live on the radio). We list our forum start time as noon so you have time to get here, grab a seat, and share a meal with fellow attendees. Start times for offsite forums can vary, so be sure to check our website for updates.
We livestream nearly all of our forums on our website -- you'll see a red "LIVE" button on our homepage at the forum's start time. You can also listen to a live broadcast of our Friday forums at 12:30 p.m. on 90.3 WCPN.
Each week (excluding holiday weeks), the Friday forum reairs on Sunday at 7:00 a.m. on 100.7 WMMS, 7:30 a.m. on WTAM 1100, at 10 a.m. on WVIZ/PBS, and at 10 p.m. on 104.9 WCLV. Forums also reair on The Ohio Channel on Mondays at 4 p.m. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram for updates on special and holiday week airings.
If you’re interested in accessing a past forum, check out our archives, the Cleveland Memory Project City Club Forums Collection, the PBS App, or search "The City Club of Cleveland Podcast" on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, or Amazon Music.
New in 2021, find The City Club of Cleveland channel on your Roku or Amazon Fire Stick!
No, and that's part of what makes us unique. All speakers must answer unfiltered, unrehearsed questions directly from the audience. We firmly believe in the free expression of all ideas and the benefits of an open exchange. Debates, however, are a little different. Since 2016, all questions asked during a debate are reviewed and selected by a members of our debate committee, a bipartisan group of City Club members. Questions are evaluated for quality and fairness, as well as diversity in topic, in order to ensure that the debates thoroughly cover as many different areas of interest as possible.
No, the City Club does not have a dress code, and we never have. Business casual is suggested because you might feel awkward in a concert shirt. But if that's what you have on, we hope you’ll still attend!
It depends. We're glad our content is relevant to you and that you'd like to include it in something you're working on. Whatever you want to do, let us know first. Shoot us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and tell us what you want to use and how you want to use it. We'll get back to you as quickly as we can. If it's a non-commercial use (as in you're not making money) and you're not using it to disparage someone (as in a negative political ad), chances are we'll say yes. And with anything else, like we said, it depends. Lastly, for the sake of clarity, our content is copyrighted, and we take that seriously. So please, work with us on this.
Yes! Our catering department is awesome at doing everything from weddings to corporate lunch meetings and happy hour parties. Find out more about catering and rentals.
The easiest way is by public transportation. We are on the corner of E. 9th and Euclid, which means the RTA's free E-Line trolley stops in front of our building and the HealthLine stops just on the other side of the intersection.
If you're driving, parking is available immediately west of the City Club building in the Euclid Prospect Gateway Garage. The cost is $10.00 before 4 p.m. and $6.00 after 4 p.m. Special event pricing does apply. If you are at the City Club between 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., bring your ticket with you into the City Club and we will provide validation to reduce the cost to $3.00.
Discounted valet parking is available at the Metropolitan at the 9 hotel. Bring your ticket in with you to the City Club to receive a discount validation.
Additional, non-discounted downtown parking can be found in the Atrium Garage (645 W. Prospect), Ameritrust Garage (900 W. Prospect), and Gateway Prospect Parking (944/1002 W. Prospect). More parking information can also be found here.
Or, skip the drive and hop on a HOPR bike—there's a station right across the street from the City Club. If you're riding your own bike, we have two newly installed bike racks right outside our front doors.
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