The mission of A Portable Theatre

is to create professional theatre for the enrichment

of communities throughout Ohio.

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APT is a non-profit, professional theatrical touring company based in central Ohio. We use highly-skilled, professional actors – usually members of Actors Equity – as well as professional directors, dramaturgs, designers and stage managers.


Exciting theatre doesn’t require a lavish auditorium.  It doesn’t require stage lights.  It doesn’t even require a stage!  Exciting theatre just requires a good script, skilled actors and an eager audience. APT productions can be powerfully presented in fully equipped performing arts centers or in school cafeterias, library meeting rooms, civic auditoriums or many other non-theatrical gathering places.


Pierce 1 (web)By offering affordable booking fees, APT assists our presenting partners in providing their audiences with live professional theatre in familiar surroundings at attractive prices. APT is especially eager to partner with organizations that do not traditionally present theatre and is ready to work with their unique goals and resources.


While some shows will be aimed at particular groups, such as high schools or senior centers, others will be chosen for the general public.  All APT shows, however, will be both entertaining and thought-provoking.  Lively post-show discussions will allow audiences to talk with the artists about the ideas that underlie the play as well as the artistic process that created it. We aim to present the very best dramatic writing performed by the very best actors!

To read Columbus Dispatch Theatre Critic Michael Grossberg’s article on APT, click on the logo below:

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