School of Theatre and Dance

The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University provides in-depth artistic and technical training on a liberal arts foundation at one of Ohio's top universities. The school’s professional culture permeates every facet of life and learning, allowing students to cultivate their talents and make the connections necessary for career success. Year-round production opportunities provide students with a quality education in our state-of-the-art facilities, including the recently completed Roe Green Center for the School of Theatre and Dance which houses more than 70,000 square feet of learning, performance, and design space. With three performance spaces on site in the Center for the Performing Arts and a fourth in the form of our outdoor summer theatre, Porthouse Theatre, students have frequent chances to display their work
Students perform in "The Servant of Two Masters" directed by Roe Green Visiting Director Tracy Young


The School of Theatre and Dance offers undergraduate training in dance studies, dance performance, design and technology, and musical theatre.

Dance students perform in "Jove's Journey" by faculty member Barbara Allegra Verlezza

On Stage

Join us for the 2016-2017 season featuring Irena's Vow, Into the Woods, Kiss Me Kate, Macbeth, and our annual faculty, Kent Dance Ensemble, and BFA Dance concerts.

Ben Vereen Visit

Guest Artists

Students in the School of Theatre and Dance benefit from frequent visits of guest artists. Recent guests include Ben Vereen, Garth Fagan, the Limon Dance Company, Christopher K. Morgan, Joseph Hanreddy, and Kathleen F. Conlin.

Students catch up on the "news" while performing in "Thoroughly Modern Millie."


The School of Theatre and Dance is dedicated to supporting and celebrating the successes of its students, faculty, staff, and alumni.