Welcome to the Verna Leith Sawmill Theater!

We are excited to announce that the Verna Leith Theatre will once again host productions in 2022! We will be updating this page as we have show information. Thank you for your patience and wonderful support!

General Theater Information:  Seats are $15 each with most evening performances beginning at 8 pm and matinees are at 2 p.m. - see the show schedule below for details.  Once tickets are available again, they may be ordered online, by calling (814) 927-6655, or by email (emailed reservations are not guaranteed until you receive a confirmation by return email or by phone).


Theater 2022 - Mahoning (1)

The Mahoning Valley Ballet and Van Dyke and Company present "Earth Dances" dances celebrating nature featuring, ballet, jazz, modern and tap dances including, The Beatle Ballet, Woodland and Rose Fairies, Pink Elephants, and much more.

May 12, 2022 at 6:30 pm
May 13, 2022 at 6:30 pm
May 14, 2022 at 4:00 pm

Tickets: $15.00

Order tickets online by selecting the date above or clicking Ticket Page for a list of all available tickets.

There is a $2.55 per ticket online Eventbrite processing fee. 

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.