Located between the Scioto River and Capitol Square, the old Capitol Theatre is a gem in Columbus, Ohio. Whatever the weather, you can reserve a space ahead of time and secure your Speaker Jo Ann Davidson Theatre parking ahead of time on ParkWhiz.
The Speaker Jo Ann Davidson Theatre isn’t the only place where events are held in Downtown Columbus. In the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts alone you’ll find several performance spaces, costume shops, and classrooms. Although the former Speaker is not an artist, this theater’s new namesake is a famous figure in the neighborhood.
Jo Ann Davidson was the Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives from 1995-2000 and is an active member of the Republican Party. She was first elected at the state level in 1981 and went on to become the first female speaker elected in that body. In 2016, the Capitol Theatre was renamed the Jo Ann Davidson Theatre in her honor, perhaps because this historic venue has an appropriate view for its new namesake, sitting just across the street from the Ohio Statehouse.
Opened in 1989, the theater complex is a hub for several Columbus area arts groups. Whether you’re attending a concert by the Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestra or a recital put on by the Ohio State University, Department of Dance, ParkWhiz can help you get ready for the show with Speaker Jo Ann Davidson Theatre parking.