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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

Friday, January 29
CAPA Education

The Mayhem Poets

CAPA's Passport to Learning Series

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 10:00 AM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
On Sale Soon
Friday, March 5
CAPA Education

Full STEAM Ahead Live, Vol. 2—The World in Motion

CAPA's Passport to Learning Series

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 10:00 AM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
On Sale Soon
Thursday, April 22
Live Nation

Trey Kennedy

The Are You For Real? Tour

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 7:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Saturday, April 24
NS2

Tommy Emmanuel

with special guest Joe Robinson

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Wednesday, July 21
CAPA

Small Town Murder

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex