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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.

The Riffe Center Theatre Complex is located on the third floor of the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts, 77 S. High Street (at High and State Streets) in downtown Columbus.

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

September 29October 14
Available Light Theatre

Witch

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Sunday, October 2

Beatles vs Stones - A Musical Showdown

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 7:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Tuesday, October 11
CAPA

Ailey II

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
October 2122
Columbus Gay Men's Chorus

VOX: Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
October 2122
CAPA and Wexner Center for the Arts

Lia Rodrigues's Fúria

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
October 28November 5
BalletMet

Dracula

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
November 320
CATCO

INDECENT

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Tuesday, November 8
Emporium Presents

Mania The ABBA Tribute

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Thursday, November 10
Awakening Events

Michael W. Smith: WayMaker Tour

Special Guest: Jon Reddick

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 7:30 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Saturday, November 12
CAPA

An Evening with Brian Culbertson

featuring Marqueal Jordan

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Saturday, December 3
Columbus Dance Theatre

Wonderment

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 3:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Saturday, December 10
Christine Wilson Foundation

Christine's Christmas

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 7:30 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
December 1718
Columbus Gay Men's Chorus

Beaus and Belles

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
January 2526
CAPA and Wexner Center for the Arts

Ontroerend Goed's Are we not drawn onward to new erA

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
February 219
CATCO

9 To 5, The Musical

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
March 1018
BalletMet

A Celebration of New Works

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
March 23April 8
CATCO

...but you could've held my hand

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Saturday, April 8
LiveNation

Dan Cummins: Burn It All Down Tour

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 7:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
May 421
CATCO

The Wolves

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex