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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.

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, September 30
CAPA

Cat & Nat Reunion Tour

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 7:30 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
September 30October 2
Independent Artists

Land, Sugar, Bone & Other Illustrations

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Wednesday, October 6
NS2

Tommy Emmanuel

with special guest Joe Robinson

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Saturday, October 9
Live Nation

Nurse Blake

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Friday, October 15

Home Free

Dive Bar Saints World Tour

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
October 28November 14
CATCO

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Friday, November 12
Live Nation

Tito Cheeto Tour – Andrew Santino Live

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 7:30 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Saturday, November 13
Live Nation

Theo Von

Return of the Rat Tour

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 7:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Wednesday, November 17
CAPA

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live

Time Bubble Tour

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 7:30 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Thursday, November 18
Live Nation

Trey Kennedy

The Are You For Real? Tour

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 7:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
November 27December 12
CATCO

Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins

Theatre for Young Audiences

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Saturday, December 4
CAPA

An Acoustic Christmas with Over the Rhine

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Thursday, December 9
Outback Presents

Whitney Cummings

Touch Me Tour

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 7:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Saturday, December 11
Christine Wilson Foundation

Christine's Christmas

Christine Wilson Foundation

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
February 1119
BalletMet

Giselle

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Saturday, April 9
CAPA

Small Town Murder

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 8:00 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