Osage County set.  2017-18 Season.  Photo by Elaine Manusakis

As a leading performance theatre in Northeast Ohio, The Youngstown Playhouse has been staging innovative, unique, and accessible theatrical performances of classic and modern productions for nearly a century.  With a wide assortment of offerings from which to choose, we guarantee you'll find a show suited to your artistic tastes.


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The Youngstown Playhouse has been entertaining audiences of all ages with quality performances since 1924. Conveniently located midway between Cleveland and Pittsburgh, we are considered to be one of the oldest continuously operating community theatres in the country. 

The Playhouse is a non-profit community theater with a mission to present quality theatre arts performances, provide educational initiatives, and establish and maintain community partnerships while supporting and participating in the revitalization of the city of Youngstown. 

We accomplish our mission with the following commitments: 

  • To develop an appreciation of theater as a participatory art form. To develop and promote opportunities that broaden participation, education, and opportunities for artists, educators, volunteers, and others who support creative community involvement. 
  • To support and encourage participation in activities that enrich, relate, and contribute to the Mahoning Valley arts and cultural community. 

  • To remain an integral part of the community through programs, involvement, leadership, and service. 

  • To recruit, develop, and retain persons with aptitudes and interests in theater. 

  • To develop among youth and adults an appreciation of theater. 

  • To develop among youth and adults knowledge and skills related to theater. 

Above all, we strive to create a nurturing and caring environment conducive to the enjoyment of experiencing quality live theater.