Address: 182 South Main Street Akron, Ohio 44308
Phone: (330) 535-3179
For centuries before television, the internet and cinemas were invented, theater has been one of the main highlights of the entertainment industry. Young and old, nobles and commoners alike have drowned their sorrows for a couple of hours while actors and actresses paraded before them. The audience has sympathized with the misfortune that has befallen their heroes and triumphed with them when they defeated the antagonist and saved the damsel in distress.
In today’s modern times, theater has been surpassed by numerous mediums as a form of entertainment for the masses. Most of us cling to our tablets and mobile devices to entertain ourselves when we want to steal a few hours to forget our problems. Over the years, one might say that theater has lost its allure and that only a select few still finds joy in watching traditional plays.
With more than 70 years in the business of providing entertainment for the people, the Akron Civic Theater is one of the fortunate few establishments in the country that has survived the fast-paced and technology-consumed world of the present. This would not have been possible without the support of the Akron community who strove to preserve the theater as a cultural landmark in the city.
At present, The Civic, as it is most commonly called, continues to be operational through the help of organizations around the city. Aside from plays, it has evolved its sphere to cater to parties, concerts, balls, community events and performances by comedians and musical talents. Through the support of the city and various organizations, The Civic will continue to provide entertainment for Akronites in the coming years.
For tickets, show schedules and other inquiries, call The Civic today.