E.J. Thomas Hall at the University of Akron

E.J. Thomas Hall at the University of Akron


Where can I find info about refunds for show that have been canceled?
Claire Morrissey is praying for you! #ejtalent
Claire Morrissey is praying for you! #ejtalent
Laila Schoenbaechler, age 8, singing A Million Dreams. Piano played by Jeffrey Sonoda. #ejtalent
I have tried to reach EJThomas regarding tickets I purchased for the play Waitress at the end of the month. I wanted to know how they are handling refunds. I've called, sent e mails, but no one has gotten back to me. Any suggestions?
submitting this for the living room community talent show #ejtalent
Was Riverdance cancelled or rescheduled? We have tickets and have received no correspondence on this.
Since the Governor issued a stay at home proclamation , will I get my money back for the April 29 play The Waitress ?
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great place to watch plays

E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall is owned and operated by The University of Akron for use by students and faculty of The University and by community and civic organizations active in the performing arts. Home of Broadway in Akron Series and more.

Follow us on Twitter! @EJThomasHall

We join in the many across the nation remembering and honoring all who served. The staff at E.J. Thomas Hall wishes everyone a safe and peaceful Memorial Day weekend!

We are just bursting with sweet news here today at E.J! The Broadway in Akron performances of WAITRESS have been rescheduled for February 1 & 2, 2021 at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall. If you already have tickets those will be good for the new performance dates and we still have seats available on these new dates! #broadwayinakron #ejthomashall #uofakron #akron #waitressmusical #waitresstour

We are excited to announce that the Maks & Val show at E.J Thomas Performing Arts Hall at the University of Akron on August 8, 2020 has been rescheduled to July, 2, 2021. Please hang on to your tickets as they will be honored on the new date! We look forward to seeing you in 2021!

Tuesday Musical Association

We've been thinking about our partners a lot recently and no day like Tuesday to show some virtual love! Fill your feed with some great music and concert news by following the Tuesday Musical Association. Click the "like" button below and you'll start seeing their news feed on your feed.

Bringing the world's best classical music and musicians to Greater Akron and NE Ohio with concerts and education/community engagement programs.

Akron Symphony Orchestra

We're missing hearing music in our hall and looking forward to the day Amy and the rest of the Akron Symphony Orchestra can safely join us again for concerts.

Amy Glick, a violinist with the Akron Symphony Orchestra, presents two instrumentals from French composer Gabriel Fauré, accompanied by pianist Brent Schloneger. #ASOatHome

Give to your ASO today. >> https://tinyurl.com/t6fjlbh


You've GOT This: Congratulations UA Class of 2020

Sending a virtual standing ovation to all of the Akron Zips graduating this weekend! BRAVO!!!!!

Soon we will be revealing the details of our next E.J. Thomas Hall event. Here is huge visual clue for you. Any guess on what we have up our sleeves?

E.J. Thomas Hall at the University of Akron's cover photo


Found Tonight

And now for the announcement you have been waiting for! Congratulations to Jacob and Karsen and their rendition of "Found Tonight," the grand prize winners of our first ever Northeast Ohio Living Room Community Talent Show. They also take the Performing Arts category prize.

We will be in touch wil prize winners next week about prize pickup. Thank you all and have a great night!

Karsen and I performed this number at a recital of mine back in May 2019 and it just felt right to sing it together once again, allbeit in quarantine. This s...

Before we get to our Grand Prize Winner we have this special message from our E.J. Thomas Hall director, Margo Ohlson. Take it away Margo!

All top ten winners will receive an E.J. Thomas swag bag. Category winners will receive swag bags and and ticket vouchers to future events. Our grand prize winners will walk away with a swag bag, professional photoshoot on the E.J. Thomas Hall stage and an E.J. Thomas Hall Omnipass and parking vouchers!

Dave Z. is our second place winner in our Living Room Community Talent Show. He is also the "Dad Jokes and Comedy" category winner! And better yet, he is a University of Akron graduate! Go Zips!

Sliding into 4th place is Molly O.!

Claire is claiming 3rd place. Congratulations!!!

[04/30/20]   Enter #ejtalent into your search bar to view all of the tagged video entries into our show. Try it now!

Miss Molly as Moana is coming in at #6 in our show. Stay tunes we're posting new winners every five minutes!

The McDaniel's Family are the winners of our Kids and Pets category and 7th place overall!


Quinne, age 9, choreographed and performs "I'll be there"

Coming in at #8 is 9-year-old choreographer and dancer, Quinne! Bust a move!


Funiculì funiculà

Coming in 9th place over all and the winner of our "Unusual Talents" category is Moriah performing Funiculì funiculà. As she said "no clementines were harmed in the making of this video!"

Moriah Sprit sings in The Northeast Ohio Living Room Community Talent Show. No clementines were hurt in the making of this video. #ejtalent


It's 7 p.m and our virtual award ceremony for the first ever Northeast Ohio Living Room Community Talent Show is kicking off with this fun video from the Nutter Family! The Nutter's are the winners of the Hairbrush Lip Sync and Air-Guitar category and ranked #10.


TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT! Follow along as we reveal the top ten talent videos from our Northeast Ohio Living Room Talent Show. We will be posting one video every five minutes leading up to the grand prize winning video that will be revealed at the end of the hour. Our virtual show starts at 7 p.m.!

You have a few more hours to send in your talent videos for the Northeast Ohio Living Room Talent Show. The deadline is tonight at 11:59 pm.
In the meantime, here is a little Disney number to get your weekend started! #ejtalent

5-Year Old Christian has some mad bottle flipping skills! We hope your Thursday is as flippin' great as it can be!

It's time for that afternoon laugh break. Today we're bringing you a little stand-up form Piper DeYoung. Let's get a virtual round of applause going! #ejtalent

[04/20/20]   Alright all you Wicked fans, this one is for you! Keana (Glinda) and Emmaline (Elphaba) performing Popular.
(note from Mom: "Keana even made homemade body paint for Emmaline out of corn starch, water, face cream and green food coloring."

Our Living Room Talent Show Contest deadline is this Friday at midnight! Tag your entries #ejtalent or send us a video directly via messenger.


The Akron Symphony Orchestra Virtual Gala starts this evening. Visit the link below and learn how you can support our hometown Orchestra!

A flight in the Goodyear Blimp offers an unmatched view of Akron and a memorable experience that can’t be replicated. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to join a very elite club of aerial travelers by bidding on this exclusive two-person ride during our 2020 Virtual Gala.

To learn more about our 2020 Virtual Gala, which takes place from April 17 to April 25, visit https://tinyurl.com/thgjua5.

Doc PJ has some healthy reminders for all of us! Thanks Doc!

Lilly has a fun take on the “cup song” with a special guest appearance by little sister Penny who is reminding us to eat our 5 fruits and vegetables a day! #ejtalent #snacktimejams

[04/14/20]   Scarlett is 11 and choreographed this peppy dance number all by herself. If you feel like us, after watching this you may need to take that mid-morning stretch or work on some chair yoga moves! #ejtalent


‘Shallow’ cover- living room concert

We're easing into the week with this slow jam from the Mat Family. Here's their rendition of "Shallow" directly from their family room! Keep those videos rolling-in for your chance to be featured on our pages! Tag your public uploads with #ejtalent to share with the world!

The talent show submission are rolling in and today we are sharing this fun bop from David Zuder!

Entering is easy - simply add the hashtag #ejtalent to any public post or send in your video directly via messenger.


We now have this little jam from the Nutter family to get you into the weekend!


E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall is going virtual and hosting the first ever Northeast Ohio Living Room Community Talent Show.
Entrants are asked to submit a 15-second to 3-minute video of performances by using the hashtag #ejtalent or directly via Facebook Messenger. Select performances will be featured on the E.J. Thomas Hall social media sites and all performances tagged with #ejtalent will be available for all to enjoy and entered into our show.

Categories include:

Family Fun

Performing Artists

Dad Jokes/Comedy

Unusual Skills or Talents

Kids and Pets

Hairbrush Lip-Sync/Air Guitar

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, April 24th at 11:59 p.m.

Prizes will be awarded for category winners and prize packages will include ticket and parking packages to upcoming EJ Thomas Hall events, swag bags, Broadway show merchandise, a professional photoshoot on the E.J. Thomas stage, and more!

Performances will be judged for creativity, fun, spirit, innovation and inspiration. We request that all performances be family friendly. Our panel of judges will be announced on our social media accounts.

​Category and Grand Prize Winners will be selected by April 30th, 2020 and announced on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. @ E.J. Thomas Hall

E.J. Thomas Hall at the University of Akron

Announcing the first ever Northeast Ohio Community Living Room Talent Show! Tagging your videos #ejtalent is all it takes to enter!

E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall is going virtual and hosting the first ever Northeast Ohio Living Room Community Talent Show. #ejtalent

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198 Hill St
Akron, OH

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
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