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Ohio's Haunted Theaters & Playhouses, Where Big Scares Take Center Stage

It's no surprise that ##Region## is home to numerous local theaters with haunted history - a night at the theater has been an American pastime for centuries! Theaters are seemingly always abuzz with foot traffic, excitement, and of course, drama, which is why many theaters are believed to be haunted by the spirits of actors, actresses, and theatergoers that frequented their favorite theater before their departure. If you've got a love for the stage in addition to your enthusiasm for ##Region##'s Haunted History and Ghost Hunting, then you'll want to check out one of the local haunted theaters next time you're looking for real scares!
 
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  •   Akron Civic Theatre Akron, OH
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    Fred the Janitor is one of the ghosts who reside in this theater. He died during his shift and now lingers the building. He allegedly gets angry at people who mess up the bathrooms. A well-dressed man has also been seen sitting up in the balcony from time to time. The third spirit that has been seen is that of a girl who walks along the old canal behind the theater. The story told is... Read More

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  •   Agora Theatre and Ballroom Cleveland, OH
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    The Agora Theatre and Ballroom has seen the performances of Elvis and The Beatles and is also home to some spirits. Apparitions have been seen, mostly one of a man in a yellow raincoat. A psychic once did an investigation and said the spirits name was John. Read More

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  •   Victoria Theatre Dayton, OH
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    This theater opened its doors in 1866 and has operated as the Turner Opera House, Grand Opera House, Victoria Opera House and Victoria Theatre. The ghost that reportedly haunts the location is that of a 1920s actress who disappeared from her locked dressing room after a performance. Her spirit and scent of rose perfume have been reported, along with strange sounds and electrical issues. Read More

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  •   Collingwood Arts Centre Toledo, OH
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    This mansion was once a concent, and is now dorms for resident artists and art students. A frightening entity dressed in black robes is said to reside in the basement of the building and it wanders throughout every day before disappearing in the same part of the building. The entity has also been seen behind people on the basement stairs. A flying white apparition has also been reported... Read More

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  •   Roundtown Players Circleville, OH
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    This building was built in the 1890s as a memorial for Civil War soldiers and has been the location of a public library, an armory, and now the Round Town Players. A Civil War soldier's ghostly spirit has been seen reflected in the mirrors at Memorial Hall. Read More

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  •   Twin City Opera House McConnelsville, OH
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    This opera house has reportedly been haunted since the 1960s, when a janitor ran out of the building and never returning. The spirit of a 10-year-old girl named Elizabeth has been seen looking down from the catwalk and laughing. Another spirit who has made himself known is that of Everett Miller, an employee who worked at the location for 30 years. A man named John Leezer was stabbed... Read More

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  •   Sorg Opera House Middletown, OH
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    Former residents haunt the halls of the Sorg Opera House. A female apparition in a red dress has been seen on numerous ocassions, but disappears when approached. Some have reportedly heard her singing in the opera house. Others report seeing the ghost of a former bartender, and shadowy figures ascending and descending the staircase leading to the former dressing rooms; perhaps these are... Read More

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  •   Twin City Opera House McConnelsville, OH
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    Witnesses have reporting seeing up to 14 different apparitions at the opera house, as well as several thousand EVPs and a reappearing black mass. Since 2007, there have been many paranormal investigations at the opera house. With EVP evidence, some investigators claim to have a conversation between a young girl, Elizabeth, who died in the opera house from a fever, and her mother,... Read More

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  •   Cincinnati Music Hall Cincinnati, OH
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    Built atop the Pest House, a local nickname for the Commerce Lunatic Hospital, which also featured a potter's field for the hundreds who died within, each time construction is done at the music hall, more bones are unearthed. Those laid to rest on the land were never moved to a permanent, and more peaceful location, and it is believed these spirits now haunt the music hall. Bones from... Read More

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