The Akron Civic Theatre, located at 182 South Main St. in the middle of downtown Akron, is surrounded by several parking decks and a surface lot that patrons can use when visiting.
Nearby parking decks and their capacities:
- State Street Deck: 51 W. State St., 559 spaces, 330-375-2628
- Summit County Deck: 200 S. High St., 1140 spaces, 330-434-7232
- Cascade Deck: 10 W. Mill St., 2031 spaces, 330-375-2595
- Bowery Surface Lot: W. Bowery Street behind the Civic Theatre
For more information on the public parking decks, lots and skywalks in downtown Akron, check out the Downtown Akron Partnership’s parking guide and skywalk map.
City of Akron parking deck rates:
- 0-30 minutes – $1
- 31-60 minutes – $2
- Monday-Thursday, 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. – $2 Flat rate
- Fridays after 6 p.m. – Free
- Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays – Free
Need assistance? Call the Downtown Akron Partnership on duty Ambassador Service at 330-706-7383 for lock outs, jump starts, escorts and other issues. Ambassadors are available 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Finding the best seat in the house
Finding the best place to sit inside the theater is just as, if not more, important than determining where to put your vehicle.
The front row center balcony section is regarded as one of the best seating areas in the house, according to Beacon Journal food and arts writer Kerry Clawson. She also recommends sitting in the center of the front orchestra section.
“There’s not a bad seat in the house,” said Val Renner, the Civic’s associate director. “If it’s a dance show, I always recommend people to go into the balcony … because when these ballets are happening, they’re actually doing formations that are really very pretty from above, like flower formations and such. But then there are people that want to sit close because they want to see the toes on the ballerinas. I really believe it’s just a preference to the ticket buyer.”
For information on upcoming shows, visit the Akron Civic Theatre’s website.
Akron Civic Theatre COVID-19 policy
The Civic recently announced a change in its COVID-19 policy.
“In response to the recent surge in the number of COVID cases in Summit County and in keeping with CDC guidance regarding indoor events, all patrons, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask upon entering the building and at all times except when actively eating or drinking,” read a recent news release from the Civi.
“This policy takes effect immediately and will be reviewed periodically relative to COVID cases in Summit County. Patrons who are not feeling well are asked to stay home.”
Contact Beacon Journal reporter Tawney Beans at firstname.lastname@example.org and on Twitter @TawneyBeans.