Since 1968, Porthouse Theatre has entertained scores of Northeast Ohio audiences and provided training opportunities for countless developing theatre artists. Every summer, more than 20,000 guests enjoy the Porthouse experience, picnicking with friends and family before enjoying a professional production in our comfortable 500 seat covered outdoor theatre. 

Important 2021 Subscription and Ticket Information

Porthouse Theatre will open at full capacity this summer. Subscribers who did not roll over or donate their 2020 subscriptions can renew beginning June 1 at 11:00 a.m. New subscriptions and single tickets will go on sale June 9 at 11:00 a.m.

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Current Policy on Face Coverings

Porthouse Theatre adheres to the policies and procedures set forth by Kent State University. At this time, those fully vaccinated against COVID-19 do not need to wear a face covering outdoors on any of our campuses. We strongly recommend that unvaccinated people continue to wear face coverings outdoors, particularly when they cannot maintain safe physical distancing from others.

2021 Season

  • Quilters


    June 17 – July 3, 2021

    Book by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek
    Music and Lyrics by Barbara Damashek

    Directed by Terri Kent

  • BKLYN the Musical

    BKLYN the Musical

    July 8 – 24, 2021

    Book, Music, and Lyrics by Mark Schoenfeld and Barri McPherson

    Produced by Scott Prisand and Mark Schoenfeld
    Original Broadway Production produced by Jeff Calhoun, John McDaniel, and Producers Four

    Directed by Eric van Baars

  • Altar Boyz

    Altar Boyz

    July 29 – August 15, 2021

    Book by Kevin Del Aguina
    Music and Lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker
    Conceived by Marc Kessler and Ken Davenport

    Directed by Terri Kent
    Choreographed by Martín Céspedes

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