Welcome to the Verna Leith Sawmill Theater!
2021 Season Update
We are currently working with our theater groups and will update as soon as possible regarding the 2021.
Please check back and support the Sawmill Center if you can by stopping by the Craft Market or enjoying one of the events still happening in 2021.
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).
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 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.