Performing Arts

Visual, musical, and theatrical - Greater Akron is the stage for cultural pursuits. The Akron Art Museum houses an eclectic modern collection. Nearby, Summit Artspace is home to more than 40 arts organizations and features gallery space, studios, and classrooms.

The area boasts professional and community theatres that host talented year-round entertainment, including staples like Akron Civic Theatre, EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall, Greystone, and Blossom Music Center. The world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra makes Blossom Music Center its summer home, while the Akron Symphony Orchestra, Tuesday Musical Association, Summit Choral Society, and Ballet Theatre of Ohio dazzle audiences every season. 

 

  • 30 N. High St.
    Akron, Ohio 44308
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    330.252.5782
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    Akron's first movie house for independent art and offbeat and foreign films offers local fare and libations to compliment the experience.
  • 1041 W Market St #200
    Akron, Ohio 44308
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    (330) 761-3460
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    The association has grown into a group of professional musicians and music lovers alike, who both perform and attend concerts and recitals. Pre-concert lectures and performances are held at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall.
  • 1301 Weathervane Ln.
    Akron, Ohio 44313
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    (330) 836-2626
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    Weathervane Community Playhouse produces high-quality live theater with volunteer artists, designers, and technicians under professional direction, provides education and training in theater arts and appreciation, and engages and entertains its audience and constituents to enrich the quality of life in Northeast Ohio.
  • 3326 Everett Rd.
    Bath, Ohio 44286
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    (330) 620-7314
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    Experience dramas, comedies and thought-provoking performances by actors of Western Reserve Playhouse, which has been delighting audiences for more than 50 years. Performances are held in an 1886 barn, an intimate setting with 100 seats.