Over the last three seasons, Weathervane has experienced exciting growth in volunteerism, students, ticket sales, and education offerings alike.  As one of Akron’s premier arts and culture organizations, Weathervane has been at the forefront of high-quality theatre in our community for more than eight decades.

Although the organization has taken steps to preserve and protect this community treasure, there is a need for funds to allow the theater to reopen safely and robustly.

As we wait for guidance from the state and the country, Weathervane remains vibrant by offering virtual classes and workshops along with feature films in partnership with other anchor institutions in Akron and Summit County.  We are currently producing four feature films in partnership with the Akron-Canton Airport and Canal Park, a cabaret series featuring stage productions for our future seasons, and an online ten-minute play festival featuring new work from around the world.

We need your help, now more than ever, as we seek sponsors for our current projects, and help to light up our stage again by contributing to Weathervane’s Reopening Campaign.

Our corporate donors contribute to the well-being of the community by helping to keep the arts strong – developing the artists of the future, caring for our community’s children and extending our reach to the broadest possible audience through both popular and thought-provoking productions.

Weathervane’s Impact each year:

  • 25,000 guests visit Weathervane
  • 4,000 students learning from our programs
  • 450 volunteers giving over 55,000 hours
  • 50 community partnerships

Weathervane is proud to recognize you as a corporate partner in several ways:

  • The sponsor’s name and/or logo on the Playhouse’s website, which currently receives almost 200,000 visitors a year.
  • Inclusion as a pandemic supporter guaranteeing Weathervane’s success.Pandemic supporters donating $1,000 or more will be included on a permanent plaque in Weathervane’s Lobby.  

The Corporate Donor levels are:

  • Diamond: $20,000 and up
  • Platinum: $10,000 - $19,999
  • Gold: $5,000 - $9,999
  • Silver: $1,000 - $4,999