The Ohio Valley Summer Theater is committed to sustainable, educational, and independent community theater that delivers high quality and diverse theatrical experiences and is appreciated by a widening volunteer base and growing regional audience.


Impact In Our Community:

“The community aspect and the feeling of having a family away from home. Much of the student population are OU students who aren’t originally from Athens. So, with us away from our families, OVST does a wonderful job providing that community atmosphere. OVST is successful and has earned a reputation in Athens as a great theater experience. I’ve had nothing but good experiences working with this theater and love how inclusive the organization is to making everyone feel welcome. I think the best thing about this organization is being able to grow as a person and build relationships with the directors, cast, crew, and members of OVST. Knowing I can contact anyone involved in the show and talk to them about things in the community or OU is great. OVST is more than resources/networking–it’s family.” – Cast Member, 2016


“OVST greatly enriches the cultural experience of living in Athens. Thanks to all the volunteers for making the effort!” -Patron, 2016



Photo Credit: Kennedy Cantrell