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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

May 2325
Available Light Theatre

Remain in Light

written by Matt Slaybaugh

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
May 24June 2
BalletMet

By Liang

A Collection of Short Ballets

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Saturday, June 8
OYO Dance Company

HILO

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 1:30 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Wednesday, June 12
Community Shelter Board

Under One Roof

Community Shelter Board featuring Mia Birdsong

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 5:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Sunday, June 16
Columbus DanceArts Academy

2019 Stargazer's Journey

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 11:00 AM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Thursday, June 20
Live Nation Comedy

Randy Rainbow Live

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 7:30 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Sunday, June 23
Live Nation Comedy

The Pat McAfee Show Does America

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 7:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Saturday, July 13
AEG

Smart Funny & Black with Amanda Seales

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Friday, August 2
CAPA

Small Town Murder

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Saturday, August 17
Al McCree Entertainment

Jeanne Robertson

The Rocking Chair Tour

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 7:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Friday, September 13
CAPA

Welcome to Night Vale

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Tuesday, September 24
CAPA

Nick Lowe’s Quality Rock & Roll Revue

starring Los Straitjackets

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Thursday, September 26
NS2

Tommy Emmanuel, CGP Jorma Kaukonen

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Friday, September 27
Outback Concerts

Kathleen Madigan

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 7:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Friday, October 4
Live Nation Comedy

Lewis Black: The Joke's on US Tour

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
On Sale TBA
October 25November 2
BalletMet

be Moved

A Collection of Short Ballets

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
On Sale TBA
On Sale TBA
April 311
BalletMet

CARMEN.maquia

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
On Sale TBA