The independent not-for-profit Berea Arena Theater provides year round quality productions featuring the most professional local and regional talent available. Arena is funded by ticket sales, grants and gifts. The Managing Producer/Artistic Director is Eddie Kennedy.
In addition to the Mainstage Productions, Arena Theater will present special theatrical events that may include “Night at the Improv” (stand-up comedy), “Movie Nights” (silent films, classic comedies and dramas), “Karaoke Night,” “Concerts,” “Showcase,” and “Youth Talent Night” (singers, bands, instrumentalists), “The Gong Show” and “Children’s Theater.” Founding Season Ticket Subscribers will be admitted FREE to all of these extra events.
A letter from the founder:
A lifelong dream has become a reality, and we are excited that you are here to celebrate this achievement. For nearly two years, we have been working on the creation of this theater, and for six months before our opening, we were a busy bunch--knocking down a 30 foot concrete wall, removing dividing walls, jack hammering floors, pouring concrete, painting ceilings and walls, installing theatrical lighting, building portable risers, installing carpet, creating dressing rooms and scene shops, installing a sound system, cleaning parking lots, building sets, running a box office for season ticket sales, and installing the biggest beam this side of Clay's Ferry Bridge.
Many people were involved, and a lot of you are here right now. We thank you for all of the hard work and support. We are here because of you, and we look forward to sharing many years of quality entertainment with you--here at Berea Arena Theater.
Managing Producer / Artistic Director
1835 Big Hill Road
(In the former Forestry Service Building)
Berea, KY 40403
Berea Arena Theater
1 Fairway Drive
Berea, KY 40403