About the Porthouse Theater in Cuyahoga Falls Ohio

Enjoying a Picnic at the Porthouse Theater
(courtesy of Porthouse Theater)

The Porthouse Theatre, located at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, offers professional live summer theater in the beautiful outdoor setting.

Porthouse Theater and Grounds:

Porthouse Theatre is situated on the scenic grounds of the Blossom Music Center and next to the Cuyahoga National Recreation Area. This 500-seat theatre is in an outdoor, covered pavilion. Although it is outdoors, comfort is not spared as the seats are cushioned. The atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable, a fun place to get together with family and friends.


The Porthouse Theatre Company is affiliated with the Kent State University's theater program. The company performs three well-known productions per summer season, entertaining more than 7,000 patrons annually. Guests from Cleveland, Akron and Canton area come to the Porthouse Theatre for their great shows, affordable prices, the beauty of the area, and the great staff and customer service.

2016 Porthouse Theater Schedule:

The 2016 Porthouse Schedule includes the following productions:

  • June 16 - July 2 - "Sister Act"
  • July 7-23 - "Ring of Fire -- The Music of Johnny Cash"
  • July 28 - August 14 - "Footloose"

Show times are Tuesday – Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm.

Kent State Connection:

Kent State University students audition to take part in the performance and production of the summer programs. Students work ten weeks with the Porthouse Theatre Company and the Equity actors, professional directors, designers, and technicians. About one-third of the 100 staff members are Kent State students; the rest are professionals and students from other colleges.

Have a Picnic at Porthouse:

Arrive 90 minutes early to enjoy a picnic on the lovely manicured grounds or at the pavilion before the show. Picnic tables are available. Subscribers may reserve the Thornbury Picnic Pavilion for free before the show. Single ticket purchasers may reserve it for $2 per person. Bring your own picnic or order a boxed dinner. Boxed dinners are available from Acme Fresh Market Catering and the Totally Cooked Catering for about $11-15each. They are available for pre-order 24 hours before the show at 330-923-9964.

Pricing and Ticket Information:

Single tickets (2016 prices) start at $22 for adults and $20 for students under 18 or with valid college ID. Purchase a subscription and get tickets for all three shows for about the price of two by calling 330-672-3884. Discounts are available to groups of 10 or more. Kent State alumni members can purchase two-for-one tickets for performances Tuesday through Thursday.

Contact Information:

Porthouse Theatre
1145 W. Steels Corners Road
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
Phone: 330-672-3884

Getting There:

From the North (Cleveland): Take I-77 South to Rt 303 East Brunswick Exit; turn Left onto Rt 303; turn Right onto Akron Peninsula Rd; turn Left onto Steels Corners Rd.

From the South (Canton): Take I-77 North to Rt 18 East; Take 18 East; turn Left onto Smith Rd.; turn Left onto Riverview Rd.; turn Right onto W. Bath Rd.; turn Left onto Akron-Peninsula Rd.; turn Right onto W. Steels Corners Rd.

(updated 4-30-16)