Directions

Kent State University’s live summer theatre shows occur at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. In a beautiful Northeast Ohio location, Blossom’s concert pavilion offers high-quality acoustics and a theatre-friendly atmosphere. Follow the directions below to get there.

Map to Find Blossom Porthouse Theatre on the grounds of Blossom Music Center

I-71 SOUTH TO PORTHOUSE

From Cleveland and West
Take I-71 South to Route 303 East Brunswick Exit. Turn left on Rt. 303 and follow for 10 miles into the town of Peninsula. Turn right on Akron Peninsula Rd., then turn left onto Steels Corners Rd. Blossom Music Center is on the left. Porthouse will be on your right past the first curve of the driveway.

From Cleveland Hopkins Airport
Take I-71 South to the Ohio Turnpike (I-80 East). Take Route 8 South (Exit 12) to West Steels Corners Rd. Turn Right on Steels Corners. Blossom Music Center is 3 1/2 miles on your right. Porthouse Theatre will be on your right after the first curve of the driveway.

From Downtown Cleveland and Suburbs
Take I-77 South to exit 143 (Wheatley Rd.). Turn left on Wheatley and follow until it dead ends into Riverview Rd. Turn right on Riverview, left on Bolanz, right on Akron-Peninsula and left on Steels Corners Rd. Blossom Music Center is on the left and Porthouse Theatre will be on your right after the first curve of the driveway.

From Cleveland and Southeast Suburbs
Take I-271 South to 8 South (Exit 18). From Rt. 8, turn right onto Steels Corners Rd. and follow to Blossom Music Center. Porthouse Theatre will be on your right after the first curve of the driveway.

I-77 NORTH TO BLOSSOM

From Montrose, West Akron
Take I-77 North to Rt. 18 East. Take 18 East to Smith Rd. Turn left on Smith, follow until it dead ends into Riverview Rd. Turn left on Riverview, right on W. Bath and follow to Akron-Peninsula Rd. Turn left on Akron-Peninsula then right onto W. Steels Corners. Blossom Music Center is on the left and Porthouse Theatre will be on your right after the first curve of the driveway.

From Canton, Akron
Take I-77 North to Rt. 8 North. Turn left at Steels Corners exit. Blossom is 3 1/2 miles on the right and Porthouse Theatre will be on your right after the first curve of the driveway.

From Columbus
Take I-71 North to I-271 North. Exit I-271 at Route 303 East. Follow 303 East to Akron-Peninsula Rd. and turn right. Follow to Steels Corners Rd. and turn left. Blossom is on the left and Porthouse Theatre will be on your right after the first curve of the driveway.

I-76 EAST TO BLOSSOM

From Wadsworth, Norton
Take I-76 East to Old Rt. 21 North to Rt. 18 East. Turn right on Rt. 18, left on Smith Rd. and follow until it dead ends onto Riverview. Turn left on Riverview, right on W. Bath, left on Akron-Peninsula Rd., right on Steels Corners. Blossom is on the left and Porthouse Theatre will be on your right after the first curve of the driveway.

From West Suburbs
Take Broadview or Brecksville Rd. to Rt. 303 East. Follow 303 past the old Richfield Coliseum and turn right onto Akron-Peninsula Rd. Take Akron-Peninsula to W. Steels corners Rd. and turn left. Porthouse Theatre will be on your right after the first curve of the driveway.

I-76 WEST TO BLOSSOM

From Brimfield, Rootstown

Take I-76 West to Rt. 8 North. Take Graham Rd. exit and turn left. Take Graham Rd. until it dead ends into State Rd. Turn Right on State, follow to Steels Corners and turn left. Blossom is 2 1/2 miles on the right and Porthouse Theatre will be on your right after the first curve of the driveway.

From Kent
Take Route 59 (Main St.) West to Fish Creek Rd. and turn right. Turn left onto Graham Rd. until it deadens into State Rd. Turn Right on State and follow to Steels Corners. Porthouse Theatre will be on your right after the first curve of the driveway.

ALTERNATIVE ENTRANCE
If the main Blossom Gate is crowded enter through the Valley Gate on North Hampton Road.

For Concert Nights
*Alternate Directions to Porthouse Theatre:

From the South (RT. 8)
Exit at Graham Rd.
Head West on Graham Rd.
Turn Right onto E. Bath Rd.
Continue on E. Bath which will turn into W. Bath Rd.
Turn Right onto Northampton Rd.
Continue Straight on Northampton past Steels corners Rd
Turn Left into the Valley Gate entrance to Porthouse/Blossom Music Center.

From the North (RT. 8)
Exit at RT. 303
Head West on RT. 303, Past the BP
Turn Left on Akron-Peninsula Rd.
Turn Left on North Hampton Rd.
Turn Right into the Valley Gate Entrance to Pothouse/Blossom Music Center

*Traffic for all concerts will be heavy (even the Cleveland Orchestra).  Please allow extra time on concert nights and always take the alternate route. Please plan accordingly and leave extra travel time.

The Cleveland Orchestra

Blossom Music Center

To contact Porthouse Theatre please call 330-672-3884 or email porthouse@kent.edu

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