The mission of the RiverCenter is to bring together a variety of artists and audiences for the entertainment, education and enrichment of the cultural life of our region.
Since the days of the Columbus Challenge, which built RiverCenter and sparked the growth of downtown and all that exists there today, RiverCenter has become central to area artists, providing a home for the Columbus Symphony, the Columbus Ballet and CSU’s Schwob School of Music, creating the cultural hub for the West Georgia region.
Each year, RiverCenter presents a season of 20-30 major productions, including celebrated artists in music, theatre and dance, and supports hundreds of additional concerts and community functions. The gem of Columbus’ cultural arts scene, RiverCenter has presented internationally acclaimed artists such as Gladys Knight, Jerry Seinfeld, Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett and Mannheim Steamroller, as well as an amazing variety of Broadway's best shows, including Beautiful, Jersey Boys and Waitress.
The facility houses three state-of-the-art performance halls: Bill Heard Theatre, seating 2,000; Legacy Hall, seating 430; and Studio Theatre, seating 150. In addition, outdoor events and activities are often held on RiverCenter’s Illges Plaza on the corner of Broadway and 10th Street.