About Western Reserve Playhouse

Now in 2019

Our History
The Western Reserve Playhouse began in 1956 as the Bath Community Players, performing in the old Bath village town hall. The current barn theater was acquired in 1966. A small, dedicated group of community players drew audiences from a widespread area of Summit, Medina and Cuyahoga counties.

In 2006 WRP grew when it assumed the assets of Phoenix Stage Productions, itself a conglomeration of the Goodyear Community Theater and the Church Street Players.

In 2017, it hired its first Artistic Director with the responsibility of re-establishing WRP as a community asset and improving its financial security.

Today, Western Reserve Playhouse boasts a 8 Production season in addition to its reoccurring summer education camps for children, a new $5 Bucks Staged Reading Series, New Works Festivals, Cabaret Series and year round theater arts education.

Western Reserve Playhouse is located at the township lines of Bath and Richfield, Ohio at 3326 Everett Road, Bath, Ohio 44286.

Our Mission
The Western Reserve Playhouse engages, inspires, entertains and challenges audiences with theatrical productions which range from mysteries, musicals, and comedy to new works and children’s productions. We educate and support the next generation of theater artists through our education programs promoting life-long learning to a diverse community and celebrate the essential power of local theater.