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Performing Arts Events in Columbus

Local professional theater, national acts, comedy, dramatic works, Broadway shows, dance and more can all be found at the various theaters and stages throughout Columbus at any time of the year.

In Columbus' Theater District, there are four large theaters, The PalaceThe OhioThe Southern and The Lincoln, and three smaller spaces bringing you everything from ballet and opera to avant-garde plays. The Wexner Center for the Arts puts on frequent dance, theater and music performances that bring in artists from around the world. The Brewery District's Shadowbox Live! is America's largest resident theater company and performances range from the comedic to the artsy. Short North Stage, located in the historic Garden Theater in Columbus’ Short North Arts District, offers theatrical productions and cabaret acts throughout the year.