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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

January 23February 16
CATCO

Application Pending

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Saturday, January 25
Showcase America

Showcase of Stars

Dance Pageant

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 6:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Saturday, February 29
The Ohio State University

Raas in the 614

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 5:30 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Tuesday, March 3

Philanthropitch

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 6:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Thursday, March 5
NS2

Straight Up With Stassi Live

Special Guests: Beau Clark & Taylor Strecker

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
March 1129
CATCO

Moonlight and Magnolias

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
April 311
BalletMet

CARMEN.maquia

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

Nureyev's Eyes

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Thursday, April 23
NS2

Tommy Emmanuel

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
On Sale TBA
June 321
CATCO

Desperate Measures

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
On Sale TBA
Saturday, November 21
CAPA

Small Town Murder

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