Bringing plays to life
From Shakespeare and Molière to Albee and Mamet, the Bolton Theater offers an exciting venue for drama. The Bolton is a modern, versatile facility serving a drama program whose graduates enjoy remarkable success finding careers in the theater and related fields.
The building opened in 1978, with an inaugural production directed by movie legend Paul Newman, a 1949 Kenyon graduate. (One of the actors in that show was Allison Janney ’82, who would go on to win accolades of her own for stage and film roles.)