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
- Dare To Be 2020: Moving Beyond - Friday, Jan 24, 2020 7 p.m.
- Hubbs Groove Tribute Show To Earth, Wind and Fire - Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 8 p.m.
- Hubbs Groove: A Tribute to Earth, Wind and Fire - Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 8 p.m.
- The University of Akron Steel Drum Band - Sunday, Jan 26, 2020 2:30 p.m.
- Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience w/ Ravenwood - Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 8 p.m.