Drake Performance and Event Center

Multifaceted event options

The entrance to the Turber Theatre in the Drake Performing Arts Center

A conference room at the Drake Performing Arts Center

Extended space in the Drake Performing Arts Center

Picnic area outside the Drake Performing Arts Center

Reception area and tables set up for game day viewing at the Drake Performing Arts Center

Whether you’re looking for space for 2 or 200, Drake Performance and Event Center can offer it to you. From symposiums, to trade shows, to banquets, and committee meetings, Drake Performance and Event Center’s facilities are here to meet your needs. Our facilities include two theatres (a 600 seat proscenium arch theatre and a 275 seat black box theatre), a spacious lobby with a panoramic view of the Olentangy River, river-view glass break out spaces, and a large first-floor space adjacent to outdoor areas. Along the river, the Drake offers patios for picnics and tailgates, all within quick walking distance to Ohio Stadium and central campus.

Features

  • Within walking distance to Ohio Stadium and central campus locations
  • Stunning views of the Olentangy River
  • Outdoor as well as indoor event facilities

Dining and catering

You are welcome to use your licensed and insured caterer of choice. The building's alcohol License held by Levy Restaurants.

At a glance
  • Accommodates over 1,000 guests
  • Alcohol service permitted
  • Indoor event facility
  • Meeting room
  • Reception area
  • Auditorium
  • Nearby parking
  • Wi-fi

Contact information for venue

Drake Performance and Event Center
1849 Cannon Dr
Columbus, OH 43210

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Phone: 614-292-8597
Fax: 614-292-8599