Our student creates.

Firestone Theatre provides students with the opportunity to appear on stage and contribute to the creative process via a backstage or technical role.

Our students are not just actors but also designers and technicians; our students learn with their hands as well as their brain as they design sound, lights, scenery, props, and many other aspects of production. Students run the equipment, pull props, play an instrument for the musical pit, focus lights, sell tickets, and record sound effects as well as build, paint, and move scenery.

Our Theatre Season

Firestone Theatre presents a full season of fun and challenging plays and musicals. Each season is thoughtfully selected based on its entertainment value and educational potential. An easily affordable subscription is available for purchase by students and members of the community

Theatre education has a home at the Akron School for the Arts.

Firestone High School has long presented some of the finest student productions in Northeast Ohio. Thousands of talented actors and directors have passed through our doors over the years and now many of them have gone on to other very successful professional theatrical careers.

Firestone Theatre and the academic theatre course of study offers basic and advanced training that follows the full range of the theatrical discipline. Courses include a four year track in either acting/performance or technical theatre/design along with foundational course work in Film Studies, Directing, Professional Direction, and basic courses for all students in Technical Theatre, Scenic Design, and Playwriting.  A full season of plays and musicals are produced by Firestone Theatre collaborating with all other disciplines of the arts.  Special programs like touring shows, guest artist residencies, an Improvisation Troupe and the 24-Hour Project round out the curriculum.

Our Thespian Troupe #5570

Firestone’s Thespian Troupe #5570 is a student-led honorary organization. It was chartered in 1997 and has inducted over 200 Thespians since. Our students are active in  a variety of Thespian activities including leadership, state and area conferences as well as fund-raisers, social activities, the Individual Event Competition and College\University Auditions.

Our Parent Volunteers

Stage Parents assist in support of activities such as ticket sales, concessions, boutique, VIP room hosting, star grams, backstage supervision, auditions management, gift basket auctions, program ad sales, hosting cast\crew parties, and chaperoning for various trips and conferences, among other activities.

Parents play a role in our success.

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Firestone Theatre
The Akron School for the Arts at Firestone H.S.  333 Rampart Avenue  Akron, Ohio 44313  330.873.3408
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