In the 1920’s, Hollywood was booming. Movies were immensely popular, and motion picture studios were building magnificent theatres all across the country. With a population of about 30,000 in 1927, Mansfield seemed an ideal spot for a majestic movie house. And so the Warner Management Company spent $500,000 to build the Ohio Theatre.
Today, the renovated and expanded theatre celebrates the imagination in each of us by presenting and producing live performances and symphonic music in a historic venue and to enlighten and enhance lives through education and outreach in the community and beyond. The Renaissance considers itself, first and foremost, a community center.