Goodyear Theater

Goodyear Theater, Akron: Address, Phone Number, Goodyear Theater Reviews: 4.5/5

Goodyear Theater
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Red Wanting Blue in concert with Will Hoge and The Building
Dec 2018
The Theater This was my first time at the Goodyear Theater. I was a bit unsure about the parking options, so I parked in the paid lot down the street from the venue for $10. Later I found that there was free parking on East Market Street. The seating was pretty reasonable at $35/per ticket plus one handling fee of $13.43. The view from the balcony was actually good and the seats wider and much more comfortable than many other concert venues I’ve been to. The theater was nice looking with multiple bars. There were small restrooms on the balcony level. The Concert I assumed the opening acts were relatively short and had not head of both The Building and Will Hodge. Red Wanting Blue I had heard of, but I really didn’t know there music. The Building was the opening act. They were very disappointing both in their sound quality and their performance. I think it was about 45 minutes but it felt allot longer. Next was Will Hodge. Kind of a country folk performance. I thought that he was very good and I’m not a fan of country music. Quite a talented musician and a strong voice. I think he played for about an hour. Finally Red Wanting Blue came out and Will Hodge joined them for the first song. Red Wanting Blue put on an amazing performance instrumentally, lyrically, the vocals and the sound quality was also good. Scott Terry lead singer was astounding. His powerful vocals and the emotion and feeling he put into the music I rate next to some of the best singers I’ve seen. His musicians were good and the drummer hammered the drums to the point I thought they would need to be replaced before the show was complete. They performed for almost two hours. I will definitely be purchasing their CD’s. Completing the night were giant balloons bounced around the theater along with confetti for a pre New Year’s Eve effect. I would recommend the theater and Red Wanting Blue is a must see band.

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K17LRtom
Hudson, OH2 contributions
Red Wanting Blue in concert with Will Hoge and The Building
Dec 2018 • Friends
The Theater
This was my first time at the Goodyear Theater. I was a bit unsure about the parking options, so I parked in the paid lot down the street from the venue for $10. Later I found that there was free parking on East Market Street. The seating was pretty reasonable at $35/per ticket plus one handling fee of $13.43. The view from the balcony was actually good and the seats wider and much more comfortable than many other concert venues I’ve been to. The theater was nice looking with multiple bars. There were small restrooms on the balcony level.
The Concert
I assumed the opening acts were relatively short and had not head of both The Building and Will Hodge. Red Wanting Blue I had heard of, but I really didn’t know there music. The Building was the opening act. They were very disappointing both in their sound quality and their performance. I think it was about 45 minutes but it felt allot longer.
Next was Will Hodge. Kind of a country folk performance. I thought that he was very good and I’m not a fan of country music. Quite a talented musician and a strong voice. I think he played for about an hour.
Finally Red Wanting Blue came out and Will Hodge joined them for the first song. Red Wanting Blue put on an amazing performance instrumentally, lyrically, the vocals and the sound quality was also good.
Scott Terry lead singer was astounding. His powerful vocals and the emotion and feeling he put into the music I rate next to some of the best singers I’ve seen. His musicians were good and the drummer hammered the drums to the point I thought they would need to be replaced before the show was complete. They performed for almost two hours. I will definitely be purchasing their CD’s. Completing the night were giant balloons bounced around the theater along with confetti for a pre New Year’s Eve effect.
I would recommend the theater and Red Wanting Blue is a must see band.
Written December 30, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mark P
Cleveland, OH8 contributions
Intimate setting
Dec 2018 • Couples
First time seizing a show at the Goodyear theatre and really enjoyed the show (Kip Moore acoustic show). Sound was very good and there isn’t a bad seat in the theater. Only a few minor complaints. Finding parking was a little challenging and the other was with the bar service in the balcony. Only one bar and one bartender upstairs which caused a long wait. Pretty simple solution, add another bartender. Great show though, just missed a little of it while waiting in line.
Written December 20, 2018
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92ruthg
Aurora, OH44 contributions
Fantastic Venue
Mar 2018 • Couples
More than reasonable ticket prices,beverages were CHEAP compared to other venues we've seen bands at ...our parking that night was free.Super close walk to hotel (that looked decent) its literally across the street.All seats were good view...we will be back!
Written November 7, 2018
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biblioverken
Akron, OH145 contributions
Awesome, Historic Theater - Great Concert Venue
May 2018 • Friends
This is a super concert venue located in one of the old buildings that made up part of the former Goodyear Tire Headquarters. This was the company theater, and the stage is unique in that is serves both this theater and the huge gymnasium on the backside, which is used as a performance space for even larger concerts.

The theater dates from about 1920 - and has been fully restored, including brand new sound and lighting systems that make it perfect for all kinds of musical acts, from rock and country to spoken word performances, too. If you get a chance to see a concert here, take it. East to get to as well, and plenty of parking close by.
Written November 4, 2018
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Lee_Roy3
Bardstown, KY5 contributions
kd lang concert
Jul 2018
The theatre was beautiful and the accommodations were most enjoyable. This all added to the ambiance of the venue. Acoustics were most enjoyable in this theatre!
Written October 1, 2018
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herbbus
Canton, OH183 contributions
Lyle Lovett concert
Mar 2018 • Couples
Our first time at this beautiful theatre. Won't be our last. As has been stayed, sound system, seating and restrooms are all updated. Very intimate sitting. Roughly capacity of 1450 people.
Easy location to get to and plenty of parking. Some free if you get there early enough but if not paid parking is only $10.00.
Written March 23, 2018
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tribegirl3
North Canton, OH29 contributions
Intimate Theater
May 2017
Really enjoyed this venue, clean, great sound and a smaller theater. Look forward to visiting again soon!
Written January 30, 2018
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Charles M
Trumbull County, Ohio300 contributions
Great Concert Venue
Nov 2017 • Friends
This is the first time I have attended a concert at the venue. What a great time the sound was outstanding. The seats were very comfortable and the view of the stage was great. We got in and out of the show very quickly with little to no wait even though we had to pick up our tickets at the box office. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Parking was readily available and convenient. I will definitely be looking for more concerts at this venue.
Written November 8, 2017
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LadyRedRider
Charleston, WV243 contributions
Excellent intimate concert venue
Sep 2017 • Couples
We attended a meet and greet and concert with Dwight Yoakam on 9/2/17. The area they did the meet and great is very attractive. This is an old building that has been well maintained with plenty of parking. For those arriving early, there is plenty of street parking for free. The $10 venue charge for parking seems excessive considering the area. After 5pm the parking up and down all the streets is free and easy access just at the entrances. The seating is comfortable and allows for perfect viewing. I am 5'2" and find many facilities to be poorly prepared for viewing from each seat. The venue temperature was perfect as was the sound system and lighting; the seating capacity is approx. 1500 as per the venue staff. Plenty of bathroom access, with clean bathrooms. They have a bar and snack area as well as portable units set up in several locations. Restrooms are at the theater as well as down the hall from the lobby. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Walk ways are large, allowing for wheelchair access with plenty of areas for seating of the disabled. Dwight Yoakam's performance was amazing. Meeting him was a very pleasant experience, he is a gentleman all the way. Nicest person ever, very handsome in person too. We will definitely return to this venue when in the area and recommend it for concerts. Please be aware that the nearby community is not exactly the safest however if you go east from the theater there are several places to eat in a nice community. The theater is easy to locate since it is at the center of the Goodyear Corporations headquarters. Easy interstate access off I-77 by just a few miles.
Written September 6, 2017
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71Sarge
Mansfield, OH66 contributions
State gymnastic meet
Apr 2017
Our granddaughters competed in the state gymnastic event in the gym at Goodyear Hall on April 1. The gym is very old but well lit and kept up well. The seating however leaves a lot to be desired. Old fashioned wooden slat seats and if you're over 5' 5" tall you have no leg room at all. Just too darn tight seating for those 6' and up. Thank goodness they have an elevator for folks with handicaps because that is the ONLY way to the seating. Everything else is long old stairs going up two stories. Too bad these gymnastic events haven't figured out how to get their sound systems to work for such a large venue.
Written April 3, 2017
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