Address: 198 Hill Street Akron, OH 44325-0501
Phone: (330) 972-7570
The E. J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall was built in 1973 and is owned and operated by The University of Akron. The Hall was initially built for the use of the university’s students and faculty members, but over time, they began to host performances by community organizations that were active in the performing arts.
It was named in honor of Edwin J. Thomas, a retired Chairman and CEO of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. He was also a long-term member of the Board of Trustees of The University of Akron as well as an instrumental participant of efforts to make the community progress for more than 50 years.
The performance center is located at the corner of University Avenue and Hill Street within the University of Akron’s 218-acre campus. It was established by The University of Akron and some dedicated community leaders.
E.J. Hall has served as host more than 400,000 who visit it yearly to watch countless performances as well as attend lectures, community gatherings and fundraising events for 36 years now. The center is also ideal for Broadway Series with its seating capacity of almost 3,000 people. Fans who follow the performances of The Akron Symphony Orchestra, Tuesday Musical Association, Children’s Concert Society and Akron Youth Symphony can also check out The Hall’s event board for their schedules.
Want to witness one of the breathtaking performance in E.J. Hall? Contact them for ticket reservations today.