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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

February 219
CATCO

9 To 5, The Musical

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Saturday, February 4

Raas in the 614

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 5:30 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
February 925
Available Light Theatre

Everybody by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Friday, March 10
BalletMet

Senior Dress Rehearsal: A Celebration of New Works

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 11:00 AM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
March 1018
BalletMet

A Celebration of New Works

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
March 23April 8
CATCO

...but you could've held my hand

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Wednesday, March 29
Live Nation

And That's Why We Drink: On The Rocks Tour

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 7:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Monday, April 3
Fruit Wine Productions

The Golden Gals Live!

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Saturday, April 8
LiveNation

Dan Cummins: Burn It All Down Tour

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Event Starts 7:00 PM
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
May 421
CATCO

The Wolves

Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Riffe Center Theatre Complex
Saturday, June 10
Live Nation

Girls Gotta Eat: Snack City Tour

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