The Village Players of Toledo, Ohio

In the early 1950s, a few community members from the Village of Ottawa Hills formed a theatre group for entertainment. Their first shows were presented with a tent as their theatre and were held in Ottawa Park. As the group continued to prosper and grow, they began to look for a new, permanent home. A small church building on Upton Avenue between Monroe Street and Central Avenue was acquired in the mid-1960s, and renovations began to turn the chapel into a true theatre space. Incorporated in 1956, The Village Players Theatre has evolved over the years into a friendly, open, community theatre presenting a wide variety of productions.

Over the years, new seats, state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems, and numerous “workdays” have turned the humble chapel into one of Toledo’s most beloved performance spaces.

The Village Players Building Toledo, Ohio

Upcoming Events & Performances

Love Letters
February 9th - 18th 2024

A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters is a funny and emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love. Two friends, have exchanged notes, cards and letters with each other for over 50 years. From second grade, through summer vacations, to college, and well into adulthood. Have they made the right choices or is the love of their life only a letter away?

Love Letters Village Players Theater Toledo
The Complete Works
April 5th - 14th 2024
(abridged) [revised] [again]

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) was the longest running comedy in London’s West End. Now updated for our changing world, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] [again] is a nonstop romp through all 37 of William Shakespeare’s plays....

The Complete  Works Village Players Theater Toledo
June 14th - 23rd 2024

Based on the 2001 romantic comedy film of the same name. After surviving a tragic and isolated childhood, follow the journey of a young woman finding her way through the streets of Paris....

Amelie Village Players Toledo
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