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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.

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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.

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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

Friday, August 2
CAPA

Small Town Murder

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
August 8September 1
CATCO

My Way

A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Saturday, August 17
Al McCree Entertainment

Jeanne Robertson

The Rocking Chair Tour

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 7:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Friday, September 13
CAPA

Welcome to Night Vale

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Tuesday, September 24
CAPA

Nick Lowe’s Quality Rock & Roll Revue

starring Los Straitjackets

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Thursday, September 26
NS2

Tommy Emmanuel, CGP Jorma Kaukonen

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Friday, September 27
Outback Concerts

Kathleen Madigan

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 7:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Friday, October 4
Live Nation Comedy

Lewis Black: The Joke's on US Tour

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Sunday, October 6
CAPA

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 7:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
On Sale TBA
October 25November 2
BalletMet

be Moved

A Collection of Short Ballets

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
On Sale TBA
November 624
CATCO

Home

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Friday, November 8
CAPA

Justin Willman

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
On Sale TBA
January 23February 16
CATCO

Application Pending

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
On Sale TBA
On Sale TBA
March 1129
CATCO

Moonlight and Magnolias

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
On Sale TBA
On Sale TBA
April 311
BalletMet

CARMEN.maquia

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
On Sale TBA
On Sale TBA
April 15May 3
CATCO

Nureyev's Eyes

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
On Sale TBA
On Sale TBA
June 321
CATCO

Desperate Measures

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
On Sale TBA