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Shadowbox Live

Shadowbox Live is the nation's
largest resident theatre ensemble.

Established as an artist-operated company in Columbus, Ohio in 1988, Shadowbox Live (SBX) produces critically acclaimed, original works that move audiences beyond presentation into a shared expression.

Some call it genre-shifting cabaret. Others call it mixed arts.

In every Shadowbox Live show, comedy, music, dance and drama are elevated into devised shows from the SBX ensemble and paired with intimate dining experiences to create unforgettable, artful experiences.

We call it sbx live, our breed of entertainment.

Art born from inclusion.

At Shadowbox Live we envision a world made more courageously humane through the power of art. 
Performances Every Year

Current Show

The Stories and Music of David Bowie and Prince

Shadowbox Live pays tribute to the music and influence of David Bowie and Prince, and the revolutions they led across music, fashion and pop culture.

Runs through August 11th
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Wild Things

A new SBX sketch comedy and music experience celebrating all that is spooky and “sin-sational” about the fall.

Opens Thursday, August 15
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Sleepy Hollow:
An American Ghost Story

Our newest original work is an adaptation of Washington Irving’s classic 1820 short story of bewitched hearts, twilight superstitions, and sinister spirits, retold with the power of live music, dance, and live theater.

Opens Thursday, October 3
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It's Not Just A Show

SBX is an intimate place to see the best of arts and entertainment. From the stunning visual art in our curate galleries to a menu handcrafted and served by our performance troupe before each show, we truly offer a unique immersive experience.
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Shadowbox Live is located in Columbus, the
2nd largest city in the Midwest, and is included in the top 15 of the fastest-growing cities in America. The theater sits in the heart of the Brewery District, a historic neighborhood just south of downtown, with ample parking and hotel accommodations blocks away from the box office.
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"I get to go on a journey that always puts me in a better place."

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