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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

Pillow Talk

The annual “best of” show returns featuring the best music and sketch comedy from years past, including some 2023 favorites and beyond… making for one fantastic show to kick off the new year!

Fridays &  Saturdays | 7:30pm
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The Dream And Beyond

The Dream and Beyond celebrates the struggles and triumphs of the modern Civil Rights Era through an anthology of stories told through music and dance.

Thursdays | 7:30pm
Sundays | 2:00pm
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Behind Closed Doors

SBX heats up for the arrival of spring and summer with a fun and sexy themed sketch comedy and music experience.

Opens Thursday, April 18th 

Thursday - Saturday | 7:30pm
Sunday | 2:00pm
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Evolutionaries Remastered:
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.

Opens Thursday, June 6th

Thursday - Saturday | 7:30pm
Sunday | 2:00pm
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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 15th 

Thursday - Saturday | 7:30pm
Sunday | 2:00pm
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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 3rd

Thursday - Saturday | 7:30pm
Sunday | 2:00pm
Coming Soon!

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.
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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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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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