Raised for Local Nonprofits
3188 gifts
Totaling $379,848.84
Crawford Gives
Raised for Local Nonprofits
3188 gifts
Totaling $379,848.84
Raised for Local Nonprofits
3188 gifts
Totaling $379,848.84

Academy Theatre

Goal: $50,000.00

Specific Need

With the pandemic regulations, the Academy Theatre has been closed since April 1, 2020.   Concerns and uncertainty continue to be too great for the safety of our patrons, cast and other volunteers. Unfortunately, we will be closed to public performances until Covid-19 concerns can be resolved.  However, we still have utility, insurance, and other facility expenses to maintain our historic building.  The Theatre made the difficult decision to reduce staffing to only one employee during this temporary closure.


We all look forward to the future when we can again come together to be entertained, inspired, moved and awed by the talent and beauty of a live performance.  We want to assure you that we will move forward for you, our community and our supporters, and to continue to bring you the best in entertainment in a safe environment.  We need your help to do that so we ask that you continue to support the Academy Theatre.  We thank you for keeping this Meadville landmark alive and thriving!





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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$25,691.20 received
in 117 gifts
51.38%  of  $50,000.00 Goal


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

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