Box Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 2:00pm
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.
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.
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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…Read More »
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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…Read More »
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…Read More »
Upcoming performances JULY 10 & 11, 16-19, 22-26 Elvis Has Left the Building JULY 13, 20, 27Â All the King's Women JULY 18 & 19 NOON - 4PM Erie Land Lighthouse Tours JULY 31-AUGUST 2 Youtheatre Play SeriesÂ - Dorothy in Wonderland an…Read More »
Performances:JUNE 6 & 7 AT 6:00PM - Mainstage Auditions for All Shook Up, The Little Mermaid, The Game's Afoot.Â Â Â 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…Read More »
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 &…Read More »
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…Read More »