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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

April 2629
CATCO

Educating Rita

by Willy Russell

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
May 17June 2
Available Light Theatre

An Octoroon

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Saturday, May 19
CAPA

Steven Wright

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Sunday, May 20
Central Ohio Chapter of the NHF

The Benefit 5th Anniversary Edition

Presented by Joan Wallick

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 5:30 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
May 30June 17
CATCO

Aspects of Love

book and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
On Sale Soon
Sunday, June 10
Columbus DanceArts Academy

Three Fairies and a Tale

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 11:00 AM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
On Sale Soon
Monday, June 18
AEG

Coyote Peterson

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 6:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Monday, July 16
FPC/NS2

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 7:30 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Sunday, July 29
AEG

Miranda Sings Live 2018

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 7:30 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Monday, July 30
Outback Concerts

David Cross

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
On Sale TBA
October 26November 3
BalletMet

Lineage

A Collection of Short Ballets

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
On Sale TBA
On Sale TBA
May 24June 1
BalletMet

By Liang

A Collection of Short Ballets

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
On Sale TBA