Porthouse Theatre | Kent State University

Porthouse Theatre

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.

2018 Season

Sandra Emerick will reprise her role as Reno Sweeny in "Anything Goes"

Anything Goes

June 14 - 30, 2018

The SS American is setting sail at Porthouse Theatre! Anything Goes is a a hilarious shipboard romp that showcases Cole Porter's music at its very best. With a timeless tale of boy meets girl an a ship full of singing and dancing sailors, gangsters and showgirls, Anything Goes is De-Lovely!

Next to Normal

Next to Normal

July 5 - 21, 2018

Winner of multiple 2009 Tony Awards and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, "Next to Normal" is a rock musical powerhouse that transports audiences into the minds and hearts of the Goodman family as they navigate the ins and outs of bipolar disorder, depression, grief, marriage, and adolescence.

Oklahoma!

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!

July 26 – August 12, 2018

Set in Western Indian Territory just after the turn of the 20th Century, the spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the backdrop for the love story between Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a beautiful farm girl.