The Academy Theatre is a gem of the community. It's a historic building that everyone should be able to enjoy, along with a long history of producing amazing shows that have built up a large inventory of costumes and props. Anyone can be a renter; individuals, organizations, or community groups. All have taken advantage of the great things the Academy Theatre has to offer.

So the next time you’re in a show (Meadville Medical Center Follies anyone?), are planning a special event (bridal showers are wonderful here), or have a business functionto plan (make meetings memorable), make sure the Academy Theatre is on your list!


  • Our theater seats 470 people and has a brand new projector and screen – perfect for conferences.

  • We have two floors, so be sure to choose Orchestra seating if you cannot do stairs because we do not have an elevator to the Balcony.

  • Our gallery/ lounge always has an art show and is available to rent for meetings.

  • On show nights, our box office opens an hour before the performance

  • House doors open a half hour before the show starts


Please contact us at jkemp@theacademytheatre.org for booking information.



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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The Academy Theatre

275 Chestnut Street

Meadville, PA, 16335


Proud member of the

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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