Thank you for tuning in to our 

Facebook Live Concert Series!

We had a wonderful time bringing you live entertainment from our living rooms to yours!

Please keep an eye out for updates in the near future announcing our next live and in person performances come the end of summer. We canot wait to have everyone back on stage and in the audience!

In the meantime, donations are greatly appreciated!

Thank you SO MUCH to our Academy friends who have donated for our Facebook Live series! We’ve raised $1,910 to date!

John McCracken
Tom Leonard
Jason Ramsey
Kathleen Jordan
Jason Andracki
Bruce & BJ Angstadt
John Hodges
Meg Smith
Michele Johnston
Jane Pickens
Mary Lee Ross
Kt Heenan
Kayla Whalen
Patty Laverriere
Bill Altmire
Krysta Fielding Simons

Lynne Schnauber
Jane Loughlin
Claudia Peters
Autumn Vogel
Dave Baer
Zach Hummer
Kitty Wentz
Makenna Robinson
Keith Wentz
Ed Burns

Kori Kay
Jackie-Schmitt Marsteller
Alan Anderson
Mike Mellen
Don Holland
Terri Gilmore
Joan Taddie
Michael Silverman
Kevin Sockwell
Mary Coleman Jennell
Christy A. Tubbs

Janet Bergman Barrett
Mary Swink
Mike & Mary Marley
Jennifer Boyle

We are so incredibly grateful for your support!

And it is not over! We will continue to bring you live entertainment in the coming weeks!

As a non-profit, suspending our season has had a major impact on our finances. We are graciously accepting donations that will be used to continue providing professional level entertainment to our dear community. If you are able, please consider donating as we regroup and plan for life post-COVID-19.

Interested in making a donation? Donate on our Facebook page, or right here on our website!

Not on Facebook?

Check out our live concerts so far!

Julia Kemp and Kevin Dill: 3/26/20

Oliver Smith: 4/2/20

Abigail Wise and Tim Solomon: 4/9/20

Anne Leonard: 4/16/20

Julia Kemp "Special Request Show": 4/23/20

Eden Dorta : 4/30/20

Madison Morgan : 5/7/20

Sue Wentz and Tim Solomon : 5/14/20

Avery Lundin, Alan Anderson, and  Tim Solomon : 5/14/20

Carson Jones, BJ Angstadt, and  Tim Solomon : 5/28/20

Julie Cepec: 6/11/20

Academy Theatre COVID-19 Monitoring Continued:

Academy Theatre Suspends Summer Events

As loyal Academy Theatre patrons, we wanted to keep you informed of the status of the theatre and our production schedule for the upcoming year.

While Crawford County has been declared “green” and open for business, the Academy Theatre Foundation Board of Directors has decided to re-open our doors later this Summer. To ensure the continued safety of our patrons, performers, and staff, we are developing appropriate procedures and modifications to our business model.

From your association with us over the years, you are aware the Academy Theatre depends on ticket sales revenue as well as your generous contributions to operate the Theatre and to be here for you and our community…now and in the future.

Over the coming weeks, we will be announcing a tentative schedule that you will be able to put your ticket purchase towards. You have the option to exchange your tickets for the new date/performance, receive a gift certificate for future purchases, or donate those tickets back to the Academy Theatre for a 100% tax deductible donation which will help support the Theatre through this difficult time or a full refund.

On a positive note, your Academy Theatre Production Committee has been hard at work putting together an outstanding line-up of performances for the 2020/21 Season and beyond. I know we all look forward to the future when we can again come together to be entertained, inspired, moved and awed by the talent and beauty that live performance brings to our lives and hearts. I want to assure you that we will move forward for you, our community and our supporters, to continue to bring you the best in entertainment, cultural offerings and arts education programming for students of all ages. We need your help to do that so we ask that you continue to support the Academy Theatre and ALL of our local arts organizations who depend so heavily on that support. We all exist for you but can only survive with your support.

I thank you for your words of encouragement that have come to me by phone, email and letter. All of us at the Academy Theatre send wishes for good health and safety to you and your family and we look forward to a bright, performance season.

Warm regards,

The Academy Theatre


October 2nd is Crawford Gives Day!

Thank you to all that donated! We raised $4,852.23

Two wonderful things are happening this week. We open our season with an amazing performance of Little Shop of Horrors and we received $4,852.23 in donations from Crawford Gives day. Thank you all! Simply put, if it wasn’t for faithful supporters like you, we wouldn’t exist. So thank you for supplying the funds that we need to keep our historic community theatre going!

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​​275 Chestnut Street

Meadville, PA, 16335

(814) 337-8000

The Academy Theatre is Meadville’s home for all varieties of artistic and cultural events. We offer a wide variety of shows, outside acts, educational classes and even rental space for your special occasions. 


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Barrow-Civic Theatre
Struthers Library Theatre
1891 Fredonia Opera House
Palmer Opera House

Brookville Community Theatre

Pitt-Bradford Arts Program

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