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Who are we?


From our youngest stars-in-the-making to our 99-year-old veterans, we strive to educate through dramatic arts.


Community is at the center of what we do. We are an enriching member of the arts culture of North Canton.


Our goal is to perform at the highest level to the delight of our audiences and for the glory of our organization.


Experience is only gained when given an opportunity. Everyone will find a place at the North Canton Playhouse!

Upcoming Events


The SpongeBob Musical

July 8, 2022 7:30 pm — July 17, 2022 5:00 pm
@ Main Stage
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“Raise your words, not your voice. Rain grows flowers, not thunder.” – Rumi

Our goal at North Canton Playhouse to raise up community citizens who are responsible and contribute to the enrichment of the world. Theater experiences don’t start on Broadway, they start in our neighborhoods. And that’s why we need community theater.

— Lisa Paynter, Exec. Director

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  • ABJ

    Akron Beacon Journal

    "Just when you thought live theater was a thing of the past, the North Canton Playhouse is reviving the heart and soul of the dramatic arts! There's a revival in the arts, and it's starting in North Canton, Ohio!"
  • Canton Repository

    Canton Repository

    "By far among the best theater entertainment available in northeast Ohio. The Wizard of Oz was spectacular. Casting was superb, the costumes superior and the performance breath-taking!"
  • About Magazine

    About Magazine

    "If you haven't checked out the North Canton Playhouse, you're missing one of the very finest cultural experiences Stark County has to offer. This gem of community theater should teach the rest of the nation how it's done."