Western Reserve Playhouse is the award-winning, historic theatre of Summit County.

Set in an intimate 95-seat theatre, Western Reserve Playhouse brings refreshing, top-shelf entertainment suitable for all thespians. Our shows are hand-picked to be familiar yet unique, to entertain, and to challenge our audiences. Located in historic Bath/Richfield, our theatre is set in a 160-year old dairy barn, adding to the comforting and rustic atmosphere.

Experience the magic of theatre with Western Reserve Playhouse’s 2024-2025 Main Stage Season

Our lineup is as diverse as it is captivating – featuring a mix of comedy, drama, and an epic musical, all set in our historic 160-year-old barn.

This season starts with cult classic ‘The Graduate’ and the classic comedy ‘The Miser.’ Summer will feature the epic musical ‘Children of Eden’ followed by the tragic ‘Death of a Salesman.’ WRP’s Artistic Director, August Scarpelli, will breathe new life into the classic ‘A Christmas Carol’ and our season ends in 2025 with Neil Simon’s hilarious play ‘Rumors.’

Tickets are available per show, with season tickets and flex passes offering great value. Our productions continue to earn critical acclaim, making us a staple in the Akron and Cleveland theatre scene. Join us for a season of unforgettable performances – we’re certain you’ll be back for more!


The WRP Education Program

WRP offers year-round learning opportunities for both the young student, and the young at heart.

Classes, workshops, and summer camps are always being planned to offer our students the best. Our Education Director, August Scarpelli, is bringing new ideas and instructors all year round. Recently, we have offered workshops on subjects such as Accents, Theatre History, Preparing for Auditions, Painting Techniques, Puppetry, and many others.

Our summer camps are a must-have for any young thespians! Separated by age groups, each camp has a recognizable and memorable theme, and will teach learners old and new about acting, crafts, and putting on a show.

Our camps and classes generally fill up early, so watch this site and social media often for announcements and updates!


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