Erie Playhouse

School Performances

Online Reservations are being taken now.

Phone Reservations will be taken beginning June 6, 2016. Please call: 454-2852 x. 0

2016-17 Youtheatre Season


October 19 (10AM), 20 (10AM & 12:30PM), and 21 (10AM), 2016
Arthur” fans will be delighted with this charming musical adaptation featuring their favorite aardvark and all his buddies, first written for the Playhouse in 2006 by our very own Charles Corritore and Michael Malthaner, with the blessing of Arthur-creator Marc Brown. It’s Halloween and Arthur finds everything a bit scary, from his sister D.W.’s costume, to his morning snack, and especially the spooky old house on the corner they refer to as the “witch’s” house.


January 26 (10AM) and 27 (10AM), 2017
The African savannah comes to life with Simba and Nala, Pumbaa and Timon, Mufasa and Scar, and more unforgettable characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again in this inspiring, coming-of-age story. This vibrant tale has captivated worldwide audiences. With Sir Elton John’s music, dazzling costumes, and extraordinary talent, this is a show not to be missed.


May 10 (10AM & 12:30PM), 11 (10AM & 12:30PM), and 12 (10AM), 2017
Based on Roald Dahl’s poignantly quirky stories, it features a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book. This adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery follows James as he befriends a collection of singing insects and together they ride the giant piece of fruit to the depths of the ocean and the height of the Empire State Building. Using their quick wits and creative thinking, the residents of the giant peach learn to live and work together as a family.


November 9 (10AM), 2016
Desire takes on a whole new meaning in this exquisite, undeniable classic from America’s most celebrated playwright, Tennessee Williams. Blanche DuBois, a fading Southern belle, arrives unexpectedly on the doorstep of her sister, Stella, and her brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski. Over the course of one hot, sultry New Orleans summer, Blanche’s fragile façade slowly crumbles as she meets her match in the rough-hewn and hyper-masculine Stanley. An undisputed masterpiece perfect for our 100th! PLEASE NOTE: Recommended for High School and College Aged audiences

Additional Performances may be available if tickets are in high demand.

ALL YOUTHEATRE SHOWS are approximately 90-minutes in length. A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE is 120 minutes, approximately.

Pricing and Reservations

Arthur's Halloween, The Lion King, JR, and James and the Giant Peach:
For groups of 25 or more, the cost is $8.00 per ticket. In addition, you receive one FREE ticket for every 25 tickets purchased! Fewer than 25 seats, the cost is $10.00 per ticket. (A $4.00 savings over the regular walk-in ticket price!)

A Streetcar Named Desire:
The cost is $10.00 per ticket.

The price of each ticket covers admission to the show, city amusement tax, and facility fees.

Please use registration form link at top right of this page to submit an order.

Questions? Email Kate