Schedule A Visit

Prospective students are encouraged to visit the School of Theatre and Dance for a tour, during our Open House or attend a Discover Theatre and Dance Day to become familiar with the School's offerings and meet with faculty and current students.

Summer 2023 Porthouse Theatre and Kent State University Theatre Day

Theatre Day will be on June 21, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m at the Center for Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Dr., Kent, OH 44242. Registrants will receive two complimentary tickets (one for you and a family member/guardian) to our 8 p.m. performance of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” at Porthouse Theatre, part of Kent State University’s professional summer season. We hope you join us for a fun day filled with theatre! Once registration opens space is limited to 50 students.

Learn More About the Theatre Day

Summer 2023 Dance @Kent State: Free Master Classes

June 4, 2023 | 12-5 p.m.
August 6, 2023 | 12-5 p.m.

Calling all high-school-aged dancers at the intermediate/advanced level! Spend the day taking two master classes (Modern and Hip Hop) led by KSU faculty. Your day will include:

  • Exploring multiple styles of dance in classes
  • Attending a Q&A with KSU dance faculty and students
  • Visiting our studios and touring our facilities
  • Discovering degree options of KSU’s dance program

Join our dance faculty and learn about opportunities that await you at Kent! Bring appropriate dance clothes and shoes, footless tights/leggings, socks, water and snacks.

Event Schedule

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.: Registration
12:30 – 1:00 p.m.: Facilities Tour
1:00 – 1:15 p.m.: Warm Up
1:15 – 2:45 p.m.: Masterclass
2:45 – 3:00 p.m.: Break
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.: Masterclass
4:30 – 5:00 p.m.: Q&A Session

Register for June 4 

Register for Dance @Kent State

Register for August 6

Register for Dance @Kent State

Fall 2023 Open House:


Join the School of Theatre and Dance for an afternoon to learn about majors in Musical Theatre, Design Technology, Theatre Studies, Dance and Dance Studies. This event will feature a campus tour, information on listed majors, and a tour of the Center for the Performing Arts. 

Fall 2023 Discover Theatre and Dance Days:


To register for a Discover Theatre and Dance Day click the link below. On the following page select the date you wish to visit and complete registration. We look forward to seeing you!  

Discover Theatre and Dance Day Schedule

10:45 – 11 a.m.: Check-In and Meet Student Ambassadors (Roe Green Lobby)
11 – 11:30 a.m.: School Tour with Student Ambassadors (Roe Green Lobby)
11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Q&A with Faculty and Student Ambassadors (Wright Curtis Theatre)
12 – 12:30 p.m.: Open Lunch Time
Afternoon Options
12:30 – 1:45 p.m.: Sound Projection Design Tech (C302)
1 – 1:50 p.m.:  Fundamentals II (D303)
1:10 – 2:50 p.m.: Ballet 3B (Room D123)
1:10 – 2:40 p.m.: MT Jazz Tap III (Room D122)
2:15 – 3:30 p.m.: Musical Theatre Showcase (D205)
2:15 – 3:30 p.m.: LGBTQ Theatre Showcase (D305)

Additional Instructions

  • All activities take place in the Kent Campus Center for the Performing Arts Building.
  • Plan to arrive on time to allow time for obtaining a parking pass and check in with Student Ambassadors and Faculty in the Roe Green Lobby.
  • Parking instructions: Park in the C (commuter) Lot on the south side of the Center for Performing Arts, then obtain a parking pass being held for you in the lobby.
  • This program is designed for high school juniors, seniors, and transfer students. Attendees will observe selected classes. Parents are also welcomed to observe however, space is limited. 
  • Students may attend a 1:10 class or take additional time for lunch. Bring a bag lunch or money for lunch. Eastway Cafeteria is near the building.
  • Plan to bring a bag lunch or money for lunch. There are on campus eateries near the building.
  • Program ends at 2:30 p.m.; however students may leave the program earlier. Kent State offers a 90-minute campus tour at 2 p.m. This needs to be scheduled in advance and separately. To register, please visit:

For More Information

Tony Hardin
School Director