COVID-19 Update

Due to the latest developments regarding the coronavirus, Governor DeWine has prohibited all mass gatherings of 50 or more in Ohio. We will be abiding by the state’s mandate, as the safety of our guests and staff is our highest priority. We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will update based on collaboration with The Ohio State University, the state, our partners and medical professionals.

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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