Due to the permanent closure of Drake Performance and Event Center in 2023, April 2 will be our final date to host events. For future event needs, we recommend reaching out to Fawcett Event Center or the Blackwell Inn and Conference Center. Thank You.

Since first opening in 1972, Drake has proudly served as the home for The Ohio State University’s Department of Theatre. As their needs have grown, so has their presence in Drake. Their three performance spaces are currently housed at Drake with plans to add a fourth space in the very near future!
Whether you’re looking for space for 2 or 300, Drake Performance and Event Center has what you’re looking. From symposiums, to trade shows, to banquets, and committee meetings, Drake Performance and Event Center’s facilities are here to meet your needs.
Drake Performance and Event Center is home to the Thurber Theatre (a 600 seat proscenium arch theatre) and the Roy Bowen Theatre (a 200 seat versatile black box theatre).
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