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.


Discover Theatre and Dance Days

Fall 2025 Discover Theatre and Dance Days:


To register for a Discover Theatre and Dance Day click the link for the date you would like to attend. We look forward to seeing you! 

April 3

Discover Theatre and Dance Day Schedule

10 – 10:15 a.m.: Check-In  (Roe Green Lobby)
10:15 – 11 a.m.: School Tour with Student Ambassadors (Roe Green Lobby)
11 – 11:50 a.m.: Theatre: Script Analysis (Room D022/D305)
11 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.: Dance: Ballet 4A (Room D123)
11 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.: Dance: Ballet 5A (Room D122)
12:05 – 12:55 p.m.: Making of Theatre (Room D022)
12:30 – 1 p.m.: 30 Minute Lunch Break
Afternoon Options
1 – 1:50 p.m.: Fundamentals of Production I (D303)
1:10 – 2:50 p.m.:  Musical Theatre Performance I (D205)
1:10 – 2:50 p.m.: Jazz Styles III (Room D125)
2 – 2:30 p.m.: Faculty/Ambassador Q and A (Wright Curtis Theatre)

Additional Instructions

  • 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 1:00 pm class or take additional time for lunch.  Bring a bag lunch or money for lunch. Eastway Cafeteria is near the building.
  • The program ends at 2:30 p.m.; however, students may leave the program earlier. Kent State offers a 90-minute campus tour at 2:00 p.m.  This needs to be scheduled in advance and separately here:
Dance @KentState

Free High School Master Class Day

August 4, 2024 | 12 - 5 p.m.

Calling all high school dancers at the intermediate/advanced level! Spend the day taking two master classes 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 State! Bring appropriate dance clothes and shoes, footless tights/leggings, socks, water and snacks. Please download and fill out the Physical Event Waiver below. If you have any questions, please contact Tony Hardin at

Register For Dance @Kent State

Summer Study Opportunities

The halls of Kent State's School of Theatre and Dance are never quiet, even during the summer months, when multiple summer study opportunities are available for college and high school students.



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Porthouse Theatre Academies

Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University's summer professional theatre, holds three academies during the summer for high school, college and international students interested in the study of the theatre arts.

Porthouse College Academy

The Porthouse College Academy is designed for students who have been accepted or wish to be accepted into Kent State's B.F.A. Musical Theatre program. Participants can earn up to 6 credit hours towards their degree and get a jump start on their musical theatre experience at Kent State.

Learn More About the Porthouse College Academy

Porthouse International Academy

Founded in 2015, the Porthouse International Academy is an opportunity for international students to experience the workings of a professional American theatre and take theatre classes for college credit. The International Academy runs concurrently with the Porthouse College Academy.

Find Details About the Porthouse International Academy

For More Information

Tony Hardin
School Director