General Information

The Civic Theatre is located at 182 South Main Street (King James Way) in the heart of downtown Akron.

Access to the lobby is available one hour prior to curtain time and the seating area 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance.


Information Counter Security Policy Intermission
Smoke Free Restrooms Drinking Fountains
  Food and Beverage Service Seating Latecomers
Cameras, Tape Recorders, Pagers and Cellular Phones

Information Counter
Located in the Grand Lobby, the information counter is manned by a staff member to assist you with any questions or concerns. An assisted listening device may be obtained at this location. This location also serves as our lost and found department during events.

Smoke Free
The Akron Civic Theatre is a smoke-free facility. Smoking is permitted outside of the building.

Cameras, Tape Recorders, Pagers and Cellular Phones

Cameras, video and audio recording devices are permitted on a individual show basis, please call the administrative office to find out what is allowed. If cameras are not allowed then these devices should be taken back to your vehicle.   In consideration of other patrons, please turn off all cellular phones.

Security Policy
The Civic Theatre holds customer safety and security as one of its highest goals. The following are the security policies that patrons should be aware of:

  • All patrons entering the facility must have a ticket for that day’s event.
  • There is a police presence both inside and outside of the Akron Civic Theatre.
  • Patrons entering the Civic may be subject to a security check.
  • Carry-in items may be searched before entering. Large backpacks are not permitted.
  • For a safe and memorable experience, please leave the following items at home: cameras, recording devices, all outside food or beverages, cans, bottles, laser pointers and contaband.
  • The Civic Theatre reserves the right to make the final decision.
  • The Civic Theatre appreciates your understanding and apologizes for any inconvenience you may experience.
  • The Civic is a weapon free facility.

Seating Latecomers
Note the curtain time on your tickets as events begin promptly. In consideration of others, latecomers will be seated at a suitable pause in the program. This includes patrons who leave the seating area before or during a selection.

Intermissions are 20 minutes in length. Latecomers will be seated at a suitable pause in the program.

Our public restrooms are located in our North Wing on both the Promenade and Mezzanine levels. Baby changing stations are available.

Drinking Fountains
Drinking fountains are located on the Promenade and Mezzanine levels.

Food and Beverage Service
Our Concessions area located on the Mezzanine Level (at the top of the grand staircase) provides one-stop shopping for our patrons. An array of soft drinks, bottled water, coffee, beer, wine, candy and snacks can be purchased until the conclusion of intermission. The concession stand in the Grand Lobby (first floor) offers soft drinks, wine, beer, candy and snacks. For most events at the Civic, food and beverages may carefully be taken into the seating area.