Welcome to the Verna Leith Sawmill Theater!

Thank you for a great 2018 season!  More than 3,600 people came to enjoy a live show.  The theater is now closed until May 2019.  Please check back for a list of shows as soon as it becomes available.


Check here for 2019 shows

when they become available.

Join us for a night or for the season for a variety of theater performances!  Seats are $15 each, or season tickets are available for $154.00. Evening performances begin at 8 pm, and matinees are at 2 p.m. Tickets may be ordered online, or by calling (814) 927-5275.  You may also email us to reserve your tickets; emailed reservations are not guaranteed until you receive a confirmation by return email or by phone.

Great Gift or Memorial for a Loved One

The Verna Leith Sawmill Theatre is offering the purchase of name plates to be attached to either a seat ($250) or to a plaque ($100) hung on the wall of theater.  All contributions are tax deductible. Please call us for more information.

Sawmill Theater
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Sawmill Theatre History

In 1981, the Sawmill Theatre was opened in the museum section of the old Sawmill, using church pews and camp chairs for seating. Soon the need for a larger theater was evident.  In 1984, the Verna Leith Sawmill Theatre was constructed with monies from the Appalachian Regional Commission and Pennsylvania State Appropriations. First of it's kind in the Eastern U.S., the theater's unique hexagon shape and harmonious blend with the natural settings earned designer William Snyder the 1984 design award from the Arts Architectural Commission of Pennsylvania. Details such as professional lighting, side decks, ticket office, and interior restrooms were added in 1988. Theater patrons find themselves seated on newly refurbished seats from the Silver Fox Playhouse in Foxburg.  Offering mystery, comedy, and major Broadway musicals, Northwestern Pennsylvania theater groups perform from late May through mid-September.