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Shedd Stage at CPAC

The Columbus Performing Arts Center is a 21,000-square-foot space dedicated to the arts. It is home to two performance spaces, the Van Fleet Theatre and the Shedd Stage, and the Golden Hobby Gift Shop.

The Columbus Performing Arts Center’s history dates back to 1923. However, it was not until 1957 that the two adjoined buildings merged to form the Van Fleet Theatre. Van Fleet Theater was renamed the Players Theatre, which was once the city’s oldest non-profit arts institution in continuous operation. In 1989, after Players Theatre moved out of the space, the city agreed to occupy the facility. The facility housed the Davis Performing Arts Programs for Youth, which had existed since 1970 as the Park Playhouse Teen Community Theatre, which started at Whetstone Recreation Center in Clintonville. In recent years, CATCO (Contemporary American Theatre Company) managed the Columbus Performing Arts Center and provided programming geared toward young theatergoers. In 2021, Columbus Recreation and Parks resumed management of the center.

Comedy Festival Shows Taking Place at The Shedd Stage at CPAC:

Wed August 14 – 7:00pm – Rob Ward

Wed August 14 – 10:00pm – Olivia Flood-Wylie

Thu August 15 – 7:00pm – Shaena Rabbani

Thu August 15 – 10:00pm – Chad the Bird

Fri August 16 – 10:00pm – The Sick World of Dr. Show

Sat August 17 – 7:00pm – Aminah Imani

Sat August 17 – 10:00pm – Aaron Scarbrough

The Columbus Performing Arts Center is located in Downtown Columbus at 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus OH 43215.

Follow the Columbus Performing Arts Center:

columbusrecparks.com/facilities/performingartscenter

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