Barrow-Civic Theatre

1223 Liberty Street
Franklin, PA 16323 [ map ] [ website ]
Phone: 814-437-3440


Barrow-Civic Theatre is a 497-seat, full proscenium stage theatre located in downtown Franklin, Pennsylvania.

Franklin is a small town of 7,000 people in rural Venango County. Franklin's streets were designed by Pierre Charles L'Enfant, the French-born American architect and urban planner who also designed the streets of Washington, D.C.

Home to Franklin Civic Operetta Association, Barrow-Civic hosts live theatrical, musical, community and lecture events throughout the year.

The Franklin Civic Operetta Association dates back to 1959, when a small group of citizens sought to encourage music and drama appreciation through training and participation of area residents of all ages in the various phases and aspects of theatrical production. They acquired what was the Kayton Theatre in 1989 and converted it into the Barrow-Civic with a gift from Franklin native Charles A. Barrow.

Hours of operation

The box office is open Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


A public parking lot is available nearby.

In partnership with Pittsburgh A&E Group