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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

June 2730
The Contemporary Theatre of Ohio

The Day the Music Came Back

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Saturday, July 20

The Heart of it All - 2024 Pride Bands Alliance Conference Concert

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 7:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
August 918
Columbus Children's Theatre

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Saturday, August 17

Hearts for Hope

Comedy Magic Show

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 1:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Saturday, August 31
Live Nation

Desi Banks: The Purpose Chaser Tour

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 7:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Sunday, September 15
Live Nation

Ronny Chieng: The Love To Hate It Tour

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 7:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
September 19October 5
Available Light Presents

"Lunch Bunch" by Adrian Einspanier

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Thursday, September 26
CAPA Presents

Capitol Fools

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 7:30 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Saturday, October 12
NiteLite Presents

Charlie Berens: Good Old Fashioned Tour

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Saturday, November 9
Kingdom Image Arts

Kingdom Image Awards

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 6:30 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Tuesday, November 26
Outback Presents

Ali Siddiq: I Got A Story To Tell

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 7:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
February 27March 15

Untitled HOME Project

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
May 117
Available Light Presents

"Rock Egg Spoon" by Noah Diaz

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex