Support the next generation of Main Street memories.

For 90 years, we've awed and entertained generations of families, including yours! This Capital Campaign builds on that rich history, ensuring it endures for generations to come. But we need your help to make it happen.

Our exciting $8.5 million transformation will create a better entertainment experience and more ways for you and your family to enjoy this Jewel on Main Street. Donate today, and we'll say "thanks" in a lot of unique ways!

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We're so close to our goal! With your help, we can close the gap and fully realize our exciting transformation.

Share the gift of living history
with your kids (and grandkids).

Our downtown is undertaking a major redevelopment, and the Civic is playing a leading role. With your help, we'll create generations of family memories through a re-energized, reimagined Civic experience.

More seats. More events.
More ways to love this place.

We’re completing our renovation and expanding our performance space to attract more acts than ever. That includes a brand new, more intimate performance venue. We’re also expanding our footprint outdoors to give you a whole new way to enjoy your Civic experience!

See what your gift helps build.

Restoring the “people’s theater” is a point of pride for Akron.

Since 2002, our community has invested over $22 million to update this beloved local landmark.

Let’s finish the job! Your donation will cover restoration of our Grand Lobby and Arcade to “wow” you in all our original Moorish beauty and style.

An intimate new 200+ seat performance space offers a brand new way to enjoy the Civic. Our new venue in the adjacent Whitelaw building will allow us to host 100 smaller events and free up our main stage for an additional 20 full-theater events.

An outdoor deck will create a welcoming space to chill with friends and family. It’s all part of our plan to expand the way you interact with the Civic and surrounding downtown venues.

We’ll broadcast select shows on a huge outdoor digital screen, giving you outside access to our programming. We’ll also share events via live Facebook broadcasts, podcasts and more. (Access is everything to us: we even distribute 12,000 free tickets to economically challenged families and seniors.)

Experience an exciting collection of public art around the venue. Murals on the sweeping exterior walls of the Civic along S. Main St. and W. Bowery St. will deliver a big aesthetic impact on the neighborhood, and additional public artworks will create an "art park" on the south side of the Civic.

We’ve come up with unique ways to say thanks.

How many times have you met up with friends in our arcade, marveled at our lobby and settled into our velvet seats? We’ll make those moments extra special with exclusive Civic incentives for our most generous donors.

$5,000+ - Be included on our Staging the Future wall.

Donate $5,000 or more to be included on our Staging the Future wall. We will celebrate your generosity with recognition on our beautiful, one-of-a-kind mosaic outdoor donor wall.

$2,500 - Donate $2,500 to join our exclusive Wild Oscar Society (named after one of our beloved Mighty Wurlitzer organists).

We’ll etch your name on a donor wall prominently displayed in our entry arcade.

$1,000 - If these seats could talk.

Donate $1,000 and we’ll place your name on 4 seats in our main theater - center section of the front orchestra. Because there's nothing as welcoming as being greeted by name.

$500 - If these seats could talk.

Donate $500 and we’ll place your name on 2 seats in our main theater - center section of the front orchestra.

$250 - If these seats could talk.

Donate $250 and we'll place your name on 2 seats in our main theater - center section of the rear orchestra.

$100 - Raise a mug to family memories.

Donate $100 and receive an exclusive Akron Civic Theatre mug…perfect for toasting our shared success!

Every donation of $250 or more also earns you the choice of a limited-edition Civic lapel pendant designed by Don Drumm!

Let’s make Akron a better place to live, work and play.

Give today to create generations of family memories and create a whole new way to enjoy your Civic experience.

Depending on your donation, we’ll say thanks with your name on a ceiling star, theater seat or courtyard brick!