Stage Door Canteen & Cabaret now open at Ohio Theatre Lima

LIMA — The Ohio Theatre Lima announced the soft opening of the Stage Door Canteen & Cabaret. This exciting new “Big City Style” venue is a piano bar and performance space that will offer handcrafted cocktails and international “Bar Foods” alongside nightly piano players and a singing staff (and sometimes singing audience members!)

Hours of operation during the soft opening are Thursday through Saturday evenings from 5:00 PM – close. Presently, the Stage Door is only offering light snacks with their full menu starting in a few weeks when their new 700 square foot commercial kitchen is complete. They are currently offering their already famous “Best Movie Popcorn in Lima” free of charge from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM nightly.

Starting Thursday, September 22nd, The Stage Door and the resident theatre company “The Avante Garage!” will be hosting weekly open mic nights on Thursdays from 8:00 p.m. – 10 p.m. Singers, poets, magicians, drag artists, rappers, comics, storytellers and more are invited to sign up for a 5 – 10 minute time slot. Please visit for details and to sign up for a time slot. There will be no cover charge for open mic nights.

Dean Brown
Dean Brown joined The Lima News in 2022 as a reporter. Prior to The Lima News, Brown was an English teacher in Allen County for 38 years, with stops at Perry, Shawnee, Spencerville and Heir Force Community School. So they figured he could throw a few sentences together about education and business in the area. An award-winning photographer, Brown likes watching old black and white movies, his dog, his wife and kids, and the four grandkids - not necessarily in that order. Reach him at [email protected] or 567-242-0409.