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Davidson Theatre

Riffe Center Theatre Complex

Opened in 1989, the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts houses the Speaker Jo Ann Davidson Theatre, three studio-style theatres, and a scenery and costume shop. Since 1994, these spaces have been managed by CAPA.

Speaker Jo Ann Davidson Theatre, Riffe Center

This state-of-the-art, 903-seat facility hosts many CAPA presentations of comedy, music, dance, theatre, family entertainment, and cultural programming each year. In addition, BalletMet, The Columbus Gay Men's Chorus, the Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestra, and The Ohio State University Department of Dance all perform regularly at the Davidson Theatre.

Formerly known as the Capitol Theatre, the venue was renamed in 2016 in honor of Speaker Jo Ann Davidson, the first female speaker of Ohio’s House of Representatives.

Studio Theatres, Riffe Center

The studio-style theatres offer an intimate performance space for its resident arts groups, including CATCO, CATCO is Kids, and Available Light Theatre

Studio One

Studio One is a 227-seat flexible space that can accommodate an arena, cabaret, and proscenium seating.

Studio Two

Studio Two is an arena-style black box theatre accommodating up to 187 seats.

Studio Three

Studio Three can be utilized as a dance space or meeting room and seats up to 60 people.

Events at Riffe Center Theatre Complex

April 311
BalletMet

CARMEN.maquia : SUSPENDED

(sold via Ticketmaster)

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
April 15May 3
CATCO

Nureyev's Eyes

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
May 723
Available Light Theatre

Passing Strange: CANCELED

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Saturday, May 16
Outback Presents

Sal Vulcano

America’s Sweetheart Tour

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 7:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
June 321
CATCO

Desperate Measures

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
June 5 7
Maroon Arts Group

A Real "Nigga" Show

presented by Maroon Arts Group

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Friday, August 14
NS2

Tommy Emmanuel: NEW DATE

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Saturday, November 21
CAPA

Small Town Murder

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex