Academy Theatre shows suspended:

March 16, 2020

Academy Theatre Members, Patrons, and Friends:

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, we have been closely monitoring its
progression.  With the best interests of the community in mind, all public performances
at the Academy Theatre will be postponed or cancelled effective today March 16, 2020
through April 30, 2020.  The situation will continue to be carefully monitored and
reevaluated as we draw closer to that date.      

While we have been postponing and rescheduling dates with directors, actors and
crew, we have notified those who are still scheduled to perform during this closure
period. We are diligently working to reschedule these performances and will keep you
informed of any rescheduled dates.

If you have tickets to a show that has been postponed or cancelled we recommend that
you wait until the new date is announced to decide if you can attend. Once the
rescheduled date is announced, if you are no longer able to attend that event, you can
exchange your tickets for a future date, return the tickets for a tax deductible donation
to the Academy Theatre, or receive a full refund by contacting the box office @ 814-

The Academy Theatre Box Office Staff appreciates your patience while they work
diligently to handle all requests in a timely manner.
Please note: At this time, we are only processing requests on tickets purchased for
events scheduled through April 30, 2020. 

Our top priority as always is the health and safety of all who visit the Academy Theatre,
our staff, volunteers and artists and, in this spirit, we have made this very important
decision. We thank you for your continued support of the Academy Theatre.
My best wishes to you for your health and safety.


Jane M. Pickens
President, Board of Directors

Facebook Live Concert!

Thursday, March 26 @ 7:00pm

Julia Kemp's "Broadway Power Hour"

Thanks to the Meadville Medical Center Foundation, local artists and musicians are continuing to perform for our community each night via Facebook Live Concerts.

Join us this Thursday at 7:00pm on our Facebook page, as our own Julia Kemp performs a Broadway Power Hour!

And remember that in this time of darkness, the artists and creators of the world are our light! ❤️

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!

Have your next party with us!

Now offering birthday party options!
Limited Availability 
Box Office Hours:

Tues - Fri: 12pm - 5pm &

One hour before curtain

​​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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275 Chestnut Street

Meadville, PA, 16335


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Twin Tiers Theatre Consortium:

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

Brookville Community Theatre

Pitt-Bradford Arts Program

Area Community Theatre of Sharpsville

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