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Shadowbox Live

The nation's largest resident theater ensemble, an artist-operated performing arts organization producing original work in downtown Columbus.

Current Shows

Body Language

A sketch comedy + music experience, fluent in the universal language of love.

Now playing through September 30th

Fridays & Saturdays | 7:30pm

Thunder and Lightning

This SBX Tribute to the music of Led Zeppelin and Queen pays homage to two of the greatest bands in rock. This blockbuster hit is presented in collaboration with ProMusica Columbus.

Opens Thursday September 7th

Thursdays | 7:30pm
Sundays| 2:00pm

Holiday Hoopla 2023: Same Holiday. New Hoopla

Shadowbox Live's most popular sketch comedy & music show celebrates the hustle, bustle, and fun of the season with an evening of unforgettable live entertainment that has become a Columbus holiday tradition!

Opens Thursday November 16

Tuesdays - Saturdays | 7:30pm

Not So Silent Night

It’s Christmas Eve, and a DJ takes requests and tributes from listeners. But as his town  celebrates the season, he still hopes that his one holiday wish will come true.With an original story and a solid gold setlist of holiday rock, pop, and jazz, Not So Silent Night is a fun-filled holiday musical for everyone.

Opens Sunday November 26th

Saturdays | 2:00pm
Sundays | 2:00pm
Sundays | 7:00pm

Art born from inclusion.

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


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.


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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Private Events

Your next celebration should be more than a night on the town. Let us create an unforgettable experience so you and your guests can share the joy of live art.
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Some call it genre-shifting cabaret. Others call it mixed arts.

We deliver live comedy, music, dance, and theatrical performances across original productions that move beyond experiences and into a shared expression of joy.

We call it sbx live, our breed of entertainment.

"I get to go on a journey that always puts me in a better place."

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