Welcome to the historic Smoot Theatre! In the Spring of 1989, only days before the scheduled demolition, the Smoot Theatre in Downtown Parkersburg, West Virginia, was purchased on a land contract by a volunteer group who believed the 1926 vaudeville house was too valuable to destroy. Having been closed for a period of three years, it had become dank and dirty. Enthusiastic volunteers set about working to clean, scrub, polish all that was â€ścleanableâ€ť in order to be ready for â€śopening night".
Today, the Smoot Theatre continues to provide live entertainment. There is music, jazz, big bands, country, bluegrass, rock and folk. Childrenâ€™s theatre, comedy, dance, lectures, one-man shows, meetings, seminars, and even our famous dessert tours which happen on our stage. And thereâ€™s still plenty of room for you... come join us!