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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

Thursday, January 27
Emporium Presents

An Evening with Bruce Dickinson

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 7:30 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
January 27February 13
CATCO

School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Friday, January 28
Outback Presents

John Crist: The Fresh Cuts Comedy Tour

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 7:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
February 1119
BalletMet

Giselle

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Friday, February 25
Outback Presents

Trevor Wallace: Are You That Guy? Tour

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 7:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Thursday, March 10
CAPA

Todd Snider

Pickin'. Grinnin'. Tellin' Stories. Takin' Requests.

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Saturday, April 9
CAPA

Small Town Murder

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Tuesday, April 19
CAPA

Triveni – Zakir Hussain, Kala Ramnath, & Jayanthi Kumaresh

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 7:30 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
April 28May 15
CATCO

Prima Donna

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
May 2028
BalletMet

Director’s Choice: A Collection of Short Ballets

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex