Long recognized among the community’s cultural landmarks, the Akron Civic Theatre has a rich and spectacular history. It has provided the community with a venue for quality entertainment and live performances.
The theater was built in 1929 by Marcus Loew and designed by famed theater architect, John Eberson. The interior structure was fashioned after a Moorish castle featuring Mediterranean decor, including medieval carvings, authentic European antiques and Italian alabaster sculptures. Among facilities of its size, the Civic is one of only five remaining atmospheric theaters in the country where patrons experience a twinkling star-lit sky and intermittent clouds moving across the horizon, all while sitting inside the auditorium.
In June 2001, the Akron Civic Theatre closed its doors for a sixteen month restoration and expansion project. Just over $19 million was spent bringing the theater up to modern performance and patron standards, and to restore its infrastructure.
Upcoming Events at Akron Civic Theatre
- Free Civic Tour - Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019 12 p.m.
- The Man In Black: Tribute to Johnny Cash - Friday, Sep 27, 2019 8 p.m.
- "It Was Fifty Years Ago Today: A tribute to the Beatles' White Album" - Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 8 p.m.
- Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour! - Friday, Oct 4, 2019 8 p.m.
- Re-Livin' The Dream Tour - Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 8 p.m.