Arena Fair Sets Record Attendance at First Friday Event!

Although a regular fixture at First Friday in Downtown Delaware, the Friends of Arena Fair broke all records of attendance and support at the July First Friday event of the Main Street Business Association of Downtown Delaware. The family's of Delaware were delighted at he sight of "Old Chitty" on Sandusky Street steaming and gliding at the Arena Fair tent and tables.

Hundreds were entertained and educated about the upcoming show. The children of Delaware had hands-on craft tables where they could make their own "Chitty" style race cars and drive to the upcoming production.

Many thanks to all of the Friends of Arena Fair who helped make the event happen. Special thanks to Francine Butler, Jemma Dougherty, Cat Hodge and special thanks to Tony and Jill Smith for the ride, "OLD CHITTY" as a preview.

Show Times & Tickets

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will be performed at Ohio Wesleyan University's Chappelear Drama Center.
45 Rowland Ave, Delaware OH

Thu, July 21 - 7pm
Fri, July 22 - 7pm
Sat, July 23 - 7pm
Sat, July 23 - 2pm Matinee
All Tickets are $17 - except for Sat Matinee: children under 12 - $15

For more info call our ticket line at 740-302-TKTS
or order online at

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Synopsis

A musical based on the MGM/United Artists film. Music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. Adapted for the stage by Jeremy Sands.
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"A Life In The Theartre Class" - Postponed

Due to a scheduling crunch with the YMCA programming, the basic theater class must be postponed until later this season. Although ready for "the boards." The class needed to be rescheduled for later this season. Keep an eye out for future announcements in the newsletter for that offering.

A Letter from the Artistic Director

After six years and an uncertain economy I am delighted to say that Arena Fair is moving on to another season. We have offered a full array of theater, musical theater,comedy and drama.
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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

"A phantasmagorical machine!"

Friends of Arena Fair Society

Do you love the theater but not being on stage? There are so many hidden talents that the theater needs to make a show come together. If you have a talent for organization and administration, we want to hear from you. Contact Us

Learn more about us

Started by Greg & Sharon Patterson, Arena Fair Theater has now serving the Delaware OH public for 5 full seasons and is now getting ready for its 6th.

With shows like Man of LaMancha, White Christmas and Jesus Christ Superstar, Arena Fair Theater has become a favorite of the young and old a like. We recently partnered with the Delaware County Bar Association in a production of 1776 and raise money to help fund a local law library. It is our privileged to serve the Delaware City Community as your Community Theater and to provide opportunities to those who truly love the theater.

Our Wish List

Arena Fair Theater is a non-profit organization so every penny counts when it comes to produce the shows Arena Fair has become known for in the Delaware Community. So each month we will update this list with our current needs and wishes. If you can help that would be great if you can't no problem just come and see one of our shows. Either way your support is greatly appreciated!

This month we are looking for:

  1. 1. Turn of the twentieth century clothing
  2. 2.Lab coats
  3. 3. Clean white bed sheets without a pattern, can have holes
  4. 4. 20th century automobile items (ie. 20" wood spoke tire and empty oil can)
  5. 5. Turn of the twentieth century kitchen items (ie. toaster and egg beater)
  6. 6. Seaside items (ie. life preservers and fish netting)
  7. 7. 4" or 6" flexible metallic dryer vent hose
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