Raised for Local Nonprofits
1754 gifts
Totaling $162,704.44
Crawford Gives
Raised for Local Nonprofits
1754 gifts
Totaling $162,704.44
Raised for Local Nonprofits
1754 gifts
Totaling $162,704.44

Academy Theatre

Goal: $50,000.00

Specific Need

The Academy Theatre is a 134-year-old live-theatre in the heart of downtown Meadville.With such a historic building comes the challenges of maintaining and updating the existing structure. There are several projects that funding is needed:

  • Our main floor women’s restroom needs updating. We have plans to extend the restroom from a singular to a 3-stall restroom. With this addition, we plan on meeting ADA requirements and allowing for a more handicap accessible restroom. With the growing crowds, this is a priority project however with an approximate $50,000 price tag it is not feasible at the time.
  • We also are looking into a roof repair project for above our stage. Without a properly secured roof, water is damaging not only our stage area but the foundation of our building. The estimated cost to repair this project is around $15,000.


The Academy's mission is to be a recognized center for the performing arts in Northwest Pennsylvania, and an integral part of the regional arts community. To perform in a fully functioning, comfortable and historically faithful facility, and to develop artistic appreciation and serve the cultural, social, and educational needs of the expanding audience.


Since its inception in 1885, the Academy Theatre formerly known as the Academy of Music has been a pillar to the historic district in downtown Meadville. From an opera house, to vaudeville shows then a movie house, the Academy has entertained for over a century of audiences. Recently our performances have grown bigger and better than the last. The Academy's most recent hit MAMMA MIA brought in almost 4,000 patrons from the greater Meadville and beyond not only benefiting our non-profit but also other restaurants and shops in the area.


We hope that you will consider donating to our projects and we thank you in advance for your generosity.

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$4,852.23 received
in 46 gifts
9.70%  of  $50,000.00 Goal


275 Chestnut St
Meadville PA 16335
Phone: (814) 337-8000

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