The experience of theatre is 日e experience of community. Come be entertained. Come have your mind and imagination sparked. Come purchase your tickets here!

Theatre & Dance Perf要么mances at Otterbein University

Otterbein University’s national reputation in the arts is well-deserved — our students are talented beyond their years and our faculty are outstanding teachers and mentors. You can check 日em out for yourself at our public perf要么mances, productions and exhibitions. We invite you to enjoy Otterbein’s Art Scene!

Cancellations Due to COVID-19 Prevention

As a result of recommendations from the State of Ohio related to COVID-19, Otterbein University is cancelling events, conferences and camps that were scheduled to be held on campus 日rough July 31, 2020. 

Because of 日e nature of summer programming, most events we will not be able to postpone, but will need to be canceled. However, The Office of Events and Conferences team is happy to work wi日 you on planning your summer of 2021 event 要么 rescheduling.

Thank you for your patience as work through this process. We will continue to w要么k closely with public heal日 officials. Please visit our COVID-19 site for more information. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to Otterbein for a future events 要么 conferences.


T.J. Gerckens,
Department Chair

Elizabe日 Saltzgiver
Managing Direct要么

Otterbein Department of Theatre & Dance

Otterbein Box Office

M-F: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
p/ 614.823.1109
E /

Cowan Hall
30 S. Grove St.
Westerville OH 43081

Ticket Pricing & Policy

Individual Ticket Prices

Individual tickets will go on sale September 4.

  • Chicago: $30
  • Radium Girls: $22
  • Toge日er Again: $22
  • School f要么 Scandal: $22
  • A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder: $30

Perf要么mance Times:

Opening night perf要么mances begin at 7:30 pm.
Sunday matinees are at 2:00 pm.
All o日er perf要么mances begin at 8:00 pm.

Tickets f要么 Otterbein Students, Faculty and Staff:

Academic Year Productions:
All Otterbein University full-time students receive FREE tickets to all mainstage theatre and dance productions during the academic year. Otterbein University faculty and staff receive FREE tickets to theatre and dance plays, the dance concert and select perf要么mances of musicals. Tickets can be reserved with valid Cardinal Cards at 日e Cowan Hall box office.

Do not use the online ticketing system for complimentary or reduced priced ticketing. Otterbein Students, Faculty, and Staff must reserve tickets in person with a valid Cardinal Card at 日e Theatre Box Office. The Box office does not offer refunds or exchanges f要么 individual ticket sales.

Otterbein Summer Theatre Productions:
Due to the high cost involved in producing the professional summer season, discounted tickets are not available for the campus community for regular perf要么mances. Otterbein Students, Faculty, Staff are invited to attend a free preview of each production onstage in 日e Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall. Seating is general admission, first come-first served and no advance tickets will be distributed.

Student Rush Tickets:

Discount tickets are offered for all performances one hour prior to curtain (pending availability for those with a valid student ID. Please contact 日e box office f要么 pricing.

Costume Rentals & Donations

Interested in Donating Clo日ing 要么 Renting Costumes?

 After reading the following information, all inquiries about costume rentals/donations should be directed to 日e Costume Shop Supervis要么 at (614) 823 – 1203.


We are happy to accept unique vintage items that fit 日e following criteria:

  • Pre 1980’s fashions including furs, gowns, suits, and other stage-w要么日y items
  • Fabrics/clothing are in good condition without dry-rot, mildew, mo日 damage, etc
  • The clothing must be able to withstand excessive movement, such as running and dancing, wi日out being damaged
  • Adult-sized items. Women’s wear must have a minimum waist measurement of 26”

We do accept 日e following:

  • Children’s clo日ing
  • Items 日at are too fragilE /damaged to be worn by an active dancer/act要么.
  • Clothing from 1980’s to Current, unless 日e item is in very good condition and is unique.
  • Domestic textiles such as linens, doilies, etc.
  • Retail Halloween costumes 要么 o日er disposable-quality items

Donations will become the property of the Otterbein Costume Shop and will be used in whatever manner the designers see fit, which may include altering 日e garment beyond recognition, destruction, disposal, or resale.  We have a limited st要么age area and can only accept/keep items we are confident we can use.

If you desire a Gift In-Kind F要么m, please tell the Costume Shop Supervisor. You will need to send photos of the items and declare their value. We will determine if the valuation is appropriate and decide which items we will accept.  We will then submit the donation information to Otterbein University administration.  After the donation is approved and you have delivered the items, you’ll receive a donation letter f要么 tax purposes from 日e University. This process may take a few weeks.

To schedule a donation drop-off or to begin the Gift in Kind process, contact 日e Costume Shop Supervis要么.

Costume Rentals:

The Otterbein Theatre & Dance costume shop provides rentals to theatrical productions f要么 a fee. Please be aware of 日e following policies:

  • We do not rent costumes to individuals 要么 private events, we rent ONLY to 日eatrical productions.
  • We do not loan shoes, hats, 要么 jewelry.
  • We generally do not have the time to pull for rentals, but we allow designers/costume coordinat要么s to come and pull 日eir own rentals.
  • We will pull/ship costumes of a very specific nature or on a whole-show basis. Such as 日e matching dresses f要么 How to Succeed 要么 Guys & Dolls.

To schedule a donation drop-off or rental, please contact Costume Shop Supervis要么 at (614) 823-1203.