Porthouse Theatre News

Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 5:41pm
Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University's summer professional theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will open its 2021 season for in-person performances at full capacity on June 17. After cancelling its 2020 season due to COVID-19, Porthouse will return this su...
Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 9:58pm
We are thrilled to announce that Porthouse Theatre will hold a full season of live, professional theatre during the summer of 2021. 
Friday, October 30, 2020 - 4:46pm
Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Porthouse Theatre is still in the planning stages for its 2021 Season. As a result, the normal November subscription renewal mailing will not take place. Do not worry – this delay will not cause anyone to lose their seats. We wi...
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 11:01am
October November 1, 2020 Dear Porthouse Friends and Family, I wish I was greeting you from the stage at the theatre rather than in a letter.  Unfortunately, we are at the whim of this virus, and at the mercy of our great scientists as they search for a safe and effective vaccine....
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 2:02pm
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Porthouse Theatre has decided to cancel all of its educational programs for the summer of 2020, including the High School Shadow Program, the Porthouse College Academy, and the Porthouse International Academy.
Monday, May 11, 2020 - 10:06pm
Today’s Flashes of Inspiration comes from Eric van Baars, director of Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance, an associate professor, and executive producer for the Porthouse Theatre, who offers an inspirational pep talk to all of us confined at home.
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 2:33pm
In accordance with the order of Ohio Department of Health director Amy Acton, M.D. to stay at home to slow the spread of COVID-19, Porthouse Theatre regretfully announces the cancellation of its 2020 season, scheduled for June 11 – August 9, 2020. As a result of this difficult de...
Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 4:57pm
My Dearest Friends and Subscribers, I can’t imagine a summer without you. More importantly, I can’t comprehend a world without you and that is why we are cancelling the Porthouse Theatre 2020 season. It breaks my heart to share this news as you all mean so much to me. When I say,...
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 9:51am
Porthouse Theatre is thrilled to be recognized by the Cleveland Critics Circle for achievements during the 2019 season.
Monday, October 7, 2019 - 2:31pm
Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will present its 52nd season during the summer of 2020 with "Little Shop of Horrors," "BKLYN the Musical," and "West Side Story."