Arts, Music & Entertainment in Akron

Arts, Music & Entertainment in AkronDelve into the arts and culture of Akron using our list of top arts, music and entertainment venues in the City of Inventions. See favorite classic plays performed on stage as well as new and compelling pieces unique to the city of Akron. Wander through some of the finest art galleries or treat your ears to the best musical performances in the city.

Actor's Summit Theater
Take in one of the artistic performances by the Actors’ Summit Theater in Greystone Hall. Dedicated to providing a one-of-a-kind experience for their audience, Actors’ Summit draws its material (as well as its actors) from the Akron community. Immerse yourself in the spirit of Summit County when you enter this professional theater for an evening of entertainment.

Address: 103 S High St., Akron, OH 44308 - MAP
Phone: (330) 374-7568
Web: www.actorssummit.org

Akron Civic Theatre
Enjoy an evening’s entertainment in the lap of luxury at the Akron Civic Theatre. Formerly known as the Loew’s Theatre, the Civic Theatre is one of the last remaining atmospheric theaters in the state. This remodeled movie palace continues its tradition of splendor and breath-taking beauty, although these days you are more likely to watch a touring Broadway show, concert or dance performance than a film.

Address: 182 S Main St., Akron, OH 44308 - MAP
Phone: (330) 253-2488
Web: akroncivic.com

E.J. Thomas Hall
Head to the University of Akron’s E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall for extraordinary entertainment every week. Whether you are interested in catching a traveling Broadway performance, seeing a student performance, listening to a renowned guest lecturer or joining students and faculty at a special-event concert, you’ll be sure to find something worth your while at this hall.

Address: 198 Hill St., Akron, OH 44325 - MAP
Phone: (330) 972-7570
Web: www.ejthomashall.com

Weathervane Playhouse
The winds of fortune seem to always blow in the right direction for the Weathervane Community Playhouse. This community-based playhouse produces some of the county’s best high-quality, diverse and challenging performing arts pieces and entertainment. Watch an excellent play put on by dedicated actors and volunteers at this community treasure.

Address: 1301 Weathervane Ln., Akron, OH 44313 - MAP
Phone: (330) 836-2626
Web: www.weathervaneplayhouse.com

Akron Symphony Orchestra
Let the soothing sounds of the Akron Symphony Orchestra carry you away from your everyday worries and stresses. Founded in 1949, this professional symphonic orchestra has served as a pillar to the Akron musical and cultural communities. As the driving musical force in the community, the Akron Symphony has become widely recognized for its musical excellence and versatility.

Address: 17 N Broadway St., Akron, OH 44308 - MAP
Phone: (330) 535-8131
Web: www.akronsymphony.org

Ballet Theatre of Ohio
Since 1993, the Ballet Theatre of Ohio has brought their performances to the Akron Civic Theatre each season. You can also see them dance during collaborations with Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens and the Akron Symphony Orchestra. Enjoy classical ballets performed by some of the top ballerinas in the Cleveland-Akron area. This popular theater draws in the largest ballet audience in Northeastern Ohio!

Address: 265 North Main St., Suite 13, Munroe Falls, OH 44262 - MAP
Phone: (330) 688-6065
Web: ballettheatreohio.org

Porthouse Theatre
Come by the beautiful Blossom Music Center near the gorgeous Cuyahoga Valley National Park for a memorable performance by the Porthouse Theatre. Operating during the summer, this premier outdoor theater group sets their stage against the beautiful backdrop of nature. Feel free to bring along a picnic when you head to enjoy the entertainment at this pavilion theater.

Address: 1145 W Steels Corners Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223 - MAP
Phone: (330) 672-3884
Web: dept.kent.edu

Summit Artspace
Experience the galleries of Summit Artspace and immerse yourself in the contemporary culture of the Greater Akron community. See the reflection of the arts community through the continuously changing exhibitions. You can even participate in several arts activities and events hosted in the two adjacent classrooms throughout the year.

Address: 140 E Market St, Akron, OH 44308 - MAP
Phone: (330) 376-8480
Web: www.summitartspace.org

Akrona Galleries
You may be surprised by what you find in the Akrona Galleries. This unassuming Tudor home, the historic Ayres Estate, was built in 1916 and has since been transformed into one of the most eclectic galleries. Filled with all types of contemporary artwork, you can find paintings, sculptures, glasswork and other art pieces from throughout these renovated rooms. Certain works from the selection of international, national and locally recognized artists are even for sale!

Address: 1765 W Market St., Akron, OH 44313 - MAP
Phone: (330) 865-0909
Web: www.akrona.com

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Akron Art Museum

Address: 1 S High St., Akron, OH 44308 - MAP
Phone: (330) 376-9185
Web: www.akronartmuseum.org