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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

October 26November 3
BalletMet

Lineage

A Collection of Short Ballets

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Tuesday, November 6
CAPA

Ailey II

The Next Generation of Dance

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Friday, November 9
CAPA

Todd Snider

with support from Kevin Gordon

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Friday, November 16
Columbus Ideas Inc.

TEDxCOLUMBUS 2018: On the Edge

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 1:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Wednesday, November 28
CAPA

Craig Ferguson

Hobo Fabulous Tour

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 7:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Saturday, December 15
Voice Art Group

Estas Tonne

Breath of Sound World Tour

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
On Sale TBA
January 23February 10
CATCO

Every Brilliant Thing

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
On Sale TBA
Saturday, February 23
CAPA

Celtic Nights

Oceans of Hope - The epic Journeys of Our Ancestors

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Saturday, March 2
CAPA

PEG + CAT LIVE!

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 1:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
On Sale TBA
March 20April 7
CATCO

Life Sucks.

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
On Sale TBA
May 24June 2
BalletMet

By Liang

A Collection of Short Ballets

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex