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 2023 Main Stage Season

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

This season, we’re proud to present classics like ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’ and contemporary works like ‘The Spitfire Grill’. We’ll take you on a thrilling journey with ‘Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery’ and ‘Jekyll & Hyde’, and immerse you in the whimsical world of ‘Seussical’. We’ll also explore the poignant story of C.S. Lewis in ‘Shadowlands’.

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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