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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

May 2628
BalletMet

Director’s Choice: A Collection of Short Ballets

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Saturday, June 11
Columbus DanceArts Academy

Six Hidden Princesses

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 11:00 AM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Saturday, June 25
Live Nation

Sonja Morgan

Sonja in Your City

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Thursday, July 21
True Endeavors

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 7:30 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Saturday, September 10
CAPA

Steven Wright: Live in Concert

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Saturday, September 17
Emporium Presents

Gordon Lightfoot

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 8:00 PM
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