Every summer, Kent State University's professional theatre Porthouse Theatre hosts multi-week theatre intensive workshops for high school and incoming or current college students in the form of Porthouse Academy.

Participation in Porthouse Theatre's High School Shadow Program is perfect for high school students who are interested in developing their musical theatre skills or expanding their interest in theatre design and technology.  Porthouse Theatre's College Academy is ideal for incoming freshmen who wish to jump start their college careers or strengthen their musical theatre skills. Porthouse Theatre's International Academy is a fantastic program for students from around the globe to study theatre in the United States and experience the workings of a professional theatre.

Porthouse Academies Cancelled for 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Porthouse Theatre's academies are cancelled for the summer of 2020. We look forward to welcoming students back for Porthouse's educational programs in the summer of 2021.


For More Information

Jennifer Korecki

Coordinator, Porthouse Theatre College Academy and High School Shadow Program

Jakyung Seo

Coordinator, Porthouse Theatre International Academy