Erie Playhouse

13 West 10 Street
814-454-2852

Box Office Hours:

Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Saturday: 9:00am - 2:00pm

About

Since 1983, the Erie Playhouse has been at its current address 13 West 10th Street, the home of the former Strand Theatre, which was built as a movie house in 1947. The 12,000+ square foot theatre has seating for 424 plus handicapped accessible seating and restroom facilities. The proscenium style stage is perfectly suited to the theatre’s busy schedule.

History

The Erie Playhouse is one of the oldest community theatres in the nation, founded in 1916 by Henry B. Vincent. Vincent, former musical director at Chautauqua, began by organizing interested friends in amateur theatrics. These informal performances were staged in the old Chamber of Commerce rooms in the Reed Hotel on North Park Row.  

Opening night was January 18, 1916. A capacity crowd of 99 persons sat on funeral chairs to watch three short plays: I’m Going, Galatea of the Toy Shop and Sunset.


Upcoming Events at Erie Playhouse

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Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 at 7:30pm
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Recent News

Erie Playhouse in the Wings Newsletter - September, 2018

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Erie Playhouse News - Erie Gives: Help us Make a Difference.

An Erie Gives donation to your Erie Playhouse supports not just the Playhouse, but the thousands of children and families we work with through other organizations. Your donation helps support our staff in their work at the Barber National Institute …

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Erie Playhouse in the Wings Newsletter - July 09, 2018

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Erie Playhouse in the Wings Newsletter - June 06, 2018

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Erie Playhouse in the Wings Newsletter - April 2018

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Erie Playhouse in the Wings Newsletter - February 2018

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Erie Playhouse in the Wings Newsletter - January26, 2018

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Erie Playhouse in the Wings Newsletter - November 2016

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Erie Playhouse in the Wings Newsletter - October 2016

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The magnificent musical Ragtime Opens 100th Season

Hayes Moses as Coalhouse Walker, Jr. in Ragtime.Hayes is the dean of students at Erie Rise Leadership Academy, and the proud father of two daughters. He debuted at the EP 29 years ago as an urchin in A Christmas Carol. He last appeared in Kiss Me, Ka…

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Erie Playhouse in the Wings Newsletter - August 2016

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Erie Playhouse in the Wings Newsletter - June 2016

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Job Opportunity - Playbill Advertising Manager

The Erie Playhouse is seeking a Playbill Advertising Manager. This is a part-time, commission-based job that reports to the Marketing Director.Function: Responsible for securing existing and new ads for the Mainstage and Youtheatre show playbills eac…

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Performance - All Shook Up

Set in 1955, a mysterious, guitar-playing stranger rides through a square little town in a square little state helping everyone he meets rediscover the magic of romance and the power of rock and roll. Throw in some mixed-up love stories, wacky, Shake…

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Erie Playhouse News - July 9, 2015

Upcoming performances JULY 10 & 11, 16-19, 22-26 Elvis Has Left the Building JULY 13, 20, 27  All the King's Women JULY 18 & 19 NOON - 4PM Erie Land Lighthouse Tours JULY 31-AUGUST 2 Youtheatre Play Series - Dorothy in Wonderland an…

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Erie Playhouse News - June 16, 2015

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Erie Playhouse News - June 03, 2015

Performances:JUNE 6 & 7 AT 6:00PM - Mainstage Auditions for All Shook Up, The Little Mermaid, The Game's Afoot.    JUNE 28 - Reverends Uncork'd - They're BackJUNE 29, JULY 13, 20, 27 - All the King's WomenJULY 10 & 11, 16-19, 22-26 - Elvis…

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Erie Playhouse News - March 12, 2015

Upcoming Performances MARCH 23 & 24 @ 6PM Mainstage Auditions for Sunset Blvd./Elvis Has Left the Building and All the King's Women MARCH 16 Wine & Watercolors MARCH 30 @ 6:30PM 15-16 Season Launch Party APRIL 9-12, 14-19, 21-23, 25 &…

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Erie Playhouse Holiday Happenings - December 23, 2014

Holiday hours/New Year's Eve/Elf Box Office Holiday Hours:12/23: 9-4:3012/24: 9-12:3012/25: Closed12/26: Closed12/27: 9-Intermission12/28: Noon-Intermission12/29: 9-4:3012/30: 9-4:3012/31: 9-4:301/1: Closed1/2: 4:30-Intermission1/3: 9-Intermission1/4…

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Erie Playhouse News - July 10, 2014

Behind the CurtainSeason Tickets 2014-2015 - Mainstage, Youtheatre, Choice Cards, and Family Package season tickets are on sale NOW. Click here to purchase your ticket for a season of "memorable characters" and "memorable performances."Save the Date …

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Carrie: The Musical brings horror to Erie Playhouse

In October many entertainment offerings promise to frighten us in the run-up to Halloween. Include the Erie Playhouse among those vying to tingle our spines with its superb production of "Carrie: The Musical."Based on Stephen King's novel and the 197…

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Erie Playhouse News - October 10, 2013

Latest reviewsYou've never met a prom queen like this one!Remember your senior prom? Or perhaps it is something you are looking forward to...well, chances are it wasn't or won't be anyhing like Carrie's. Bullied by her peers and her over-protective m…

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Erie Playhouse News - August 8, 2013

Latest ReviewsThe power of "pink" rules the courtroom and love!Elle Woods sweeps onto the Erie Playhouse stage as the relentlessly upbeat, perky, seemingly brainless blonde who emerges as a clever law school grad!For those fans of the movie - Legally…

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Erie Playhouse News - July 11, 2013

Latest Reviews    Endless hilarity! A laugh-a-minute farce!Cross-dressing has always been a sure fire way to elict laughter from the audience - Tootsie, Some Like it Hot - and now we have the Ken Ludwig hit - Leading Ladies.Leo (Patric…

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