The Butler Little Theater is one of the oldest continuously active theater groups in Pennsylvania and the United States and can trace its origins back to the 1920s. The organization was founded for the community study of the dramatic arts and presents full-stage productions of Broadway shows using community volunteers for actors, directors, producers, designers, costuming, production crews, public relations, box office operations, and ushers. The barn-shaped building on Howard Street, now a landmark of Butler, was once a carriage house to an inn, welcoming visitors from the Pittsburgh-Erie Pike.
The Music Theatre Guild of Butler is a non-profit community theater organization that presents Broadway-style musicals. Founded in 1962, productions have been presented at auditoriums in Butler such as the Succop Theater at Butler Community College and the Butler Senior High School. The production center is located in Butler Memorial Park.