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Theatre & Dance Performances 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 them out for yourself at our public performances, productions and exhibitions. We invite you to enjoy Otterbein’s Art Scene!

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Otterbein University has followed the advice of public health officials to develop protocols in the best interest of the health and safety of our community. As we await word for distancing guidelines for the spring semester, the tickets sales for The Heidi Chronicles and Something Rotten will be delayed until noon on Tuesday, January 25.

Please note that all sales are final. Exchanges can be granted up to 24 hours prior to the scheduled performance, pending availability.

Otterbein Box Office

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

Cowan Hall
30 S. Grove St.
Westerville OH 43081

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Now Showing: 2021-22 Season

The Gentlemans Guide To Love And Murder Square
A Lie Of The Mind Square Web

A Lie of the Mind
October 21 – 30, 2021

The Pajama Game Square Web

The Pajama Game
November 18 – 21, 2021

Polaroid Stories Poster Web

Feature to be announced soon.
February 3 – 5, 2022

The Heidi Chronicles Square Web

The Heidi Chronicles
February 10 – 19, 2022

Something Rotten Square Web

Something Rotten
March 31 – April 9, 2022

Would you like to help Otterbein’s Theatre & Dance students continue sharing their talent and energy with our community? Then make a donation to join the Otterbein Theater cast!

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Ticket Pricing & Policy

NEW Box Office Hours


The Otterbein Theatre Box Office is open TUESDAY-Friday from 12:00-4:00pm.  Tickets can be reserved online, over the phone, or in person.

Contact the Box Office: 614.823.1109 or

Individual Ticket Prices

Individual tickets  for “The Heidi Chronicles” and “Something Rotten” will go on sale January 25.

  • A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder: $30
  • A Lie of the Mind: $22
  • The Pajama Game: $30
  • The Heidi Chronicles: $22
  • Something Rotten: $30

All sales are final.  Exchanges can be made up to 24 hours in advance of the scheduled performance.

Performance Times:

Opening night performances begin at 7:30 pm.
Sunday matinees are at 2:00 pm.
All other regular performances begin at 8:00 pm.
The November 17 preview performance of Pajama Game will begin at 10:00 am.

Tickets for 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 for those within their households to all performances. Tickets can be reserved with a valid Cardinal Card at the Cowan Hall box office or by scanning the QR code found on production posters hanging throughout campus and completing the form. Tickets requested via the QR code will be emailed by the next business day of box office operation.

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 the Theatre Box Office or via the QR code found on production posters. The Box office does not offer refunds or exchanges for individual ticket sales.

Otterbein Summer Theatre Productions:
Otterbein Students, Faculty, Staff receive FREE tickets to all Otterbein Summer Theatre productions. 

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 the box office for pricing.

COVID-19 Theater Protocols

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Otterbein University has followed the advice of public health officials to develop protocols in the best interest of the health and safety of our community.

This season, Otterbein Theatre & Dance will require all audience, crew, and staff members to be masked regardless of vaccination status.Our fully vaccinated cast of actors, as well as the wind players in the orchestra, will play their roles unmasked, allowing you to enjoy their performances to the fullest extent. This protocol aligns with the athletic season protocols of the Ohio Athletic Conference and NCAA.

Additionally, we will socially distance our audience throughout the fall semester by providing one seat of distance between each ticketed party.

Otterbein has taken great efforts to ensure that the fresh air exchange and circulation in our theater spaces meets or exceeds COVID recommendations and has installed MERV filtration and Ion purification in our HVAC system to provide maximum safety. Otterbein’s COVID-19 protocols are developed in consultation with Franklin County Public Health and OhioHealth (Otterbein’s campus healthcare provider) and adhere to the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Ohio Department of Health.

Costume Rentals & Donations

Interested in Donating Clothing or Renting Costumes?

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


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

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

We do NOT accept the following:

  • Children’s clothing
  • Items that are too fragile/damaged to be worn by an active dancer/actor.
  • Clothing from 1980’s to Current, unless the item is in very good condition and is unique.
  • Domestic textiles such as linens, doilies, etc.
  • Retail Halloween costumes or other 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 the garment beyond recognition, destruction, disposal, or resale.  We have a limited storage area and can only accept/keep items we are confident we can use.

If you desire a Gift In-Kind Form, 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 for tax purposes from the University. This process may take a few weeks.

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

Costume Rentals:

The Otterbein Theatre & Dance costume shop provides rentals to theatrical productions for a fee. Please be aware of the following policies:

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

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