Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park optimizes its intercommunications with Arcadia streamlines and workflows

Arcadia Streamlines Functionality and Workflows for Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

The IP intercom platform links numerous theaters with features that anticipate crew’s needs, company claims


Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, one of the first regional theatres in US, has staged masterful theater performances and has expanded its commitment to its patrons from Greater Cincinnati and those who come from far and wide to experience its wide-ranging programming.

The integration and set up of Clear-Com’s Arcadia Central Station, FreeSpeak Edge, and FreeSpeak II Wireless Intercom Systems as part of the Playhouse’s 2023 expansion, the facility has increased its ability to communicate fluently across its entire campus, as company states.

Following a large capital-raising campaign, the Playhouse just opened a new building in March. Because of the kind of activities held in there, the theatre  needed a backstage communication system that could handle very different needs for productions ranging from dramas, jukebox musicals and farces to big Broadway shows with a 26-person cast and 20-person orchestra.

Ultimately, the Playhouse installed Arcadia explaining the integration could handle all their comms in the 537-seat Moe and Jack’s Place – The Rouse Theater and the 172-seat Rosenthal Shelterhouse Theatre.

Facilitating discrete communications were a critical point of the installation, and even with that Arcadia was up and running when staff got into the new building in February 2023.

The system consists of FreeSpeak Edge, FreeSpeak II, and a previously-used analog 4-channel wired system – all of which are run simultaneously through Arcadia.


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