Since its inception in 1924, The Youngstown Playhouse has sustained a legacy of quality live community theatre in Northeast Ohio by staging innovative, unique, and accessible theatrical performances of both classic and modern productions. Located in Youngstown’s Glenwood Avenue Corridor, The Playhouse serves over 9,000 audience members annually of all ages. Every season includes ten full productions, complemented by workshops, readings, and concerts. These entertaining elements are produced in the main stage theatre (400 seats) and the intimate blackbox space, The Moyer Room (75 seats). The vibrant Youth Theatre Program serves nearly 150 participants through classes, workshops, and fully staged productions attended by over 1,000 local public school students annually. The Youngstown Playhouse removes barriers to arts access by requiring no participation fees for our youth productions and offering financial assistance for class and workshop tuition. The Youngstown Playhouse relies on a strong staff, many volunteers, its board members, and the artistic participation of local actors, technicians, and designers.


As one of the oldest ongoing community theatres in the country, The Youngstown Playhouse remains committed to its mission of presenting quality theatre arts performances, providing educational initiatives, and establishing and maintaining community partnerships while supporting and participating in the revitalization of Youngstown.