Otterbein Theatre Production of “Our Town” Moving to Campus Center Theatre 

Posted Jan 23, 2023

Due to recent water damage, we are moving the Otterbein Theatre and Dance production of Our Town to the Campus Center Theatre, 100 W. Home St. Since this theatre is more intimate, dates will be added to accommodate all ticket holders. 

Current ticket holders will be contacted by the Otterbein Box Office by Friday, Jan. 27, with complete information regarding seating and production dates and times. 

We are temporarily suspending ticket sales for the upcoming productions to ensure the preferences of current ticket holders are accommodated. 

The stage in the Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall is a complex construction of multiple layers. The layers below the surface were damaged by a pipe that broke over winter break. Although the space is structurally sound, the water-damaged layers have caused uneven surfaces on parts of the stage, creating hazards for performers moving about the stage. The subfloor must be replaced, and we are currently identifying vendors who can provide this specialized service. 

We anticipate that our spring lectures scheduled to take place in Cowan Hall will not be impacted by this issue.  

All music events that were scheduled in Cowan Hall will be moved to Riley Auditorium at the Battelle Fine Arts Center, except for the Westerville Symphony concerts. Alternative venues for Westerville Symphony concerts will be published at

We are assessing whether repairs will be done in time for the Departments of Theatre & Dance and Music final show of this season, Bright Star, or if it will be moved to a new venue. More information will be shared as details become available. 

The Otterbein Department of Theatre and Dance is committed to providing educational experiences to our students and rich cultural experiences to our patrons for the remainder of the season. 

We apologize for the inconvenience and will be in communication with all current ticket holders as soon as possible.