C*MAR Creative Cult Induction

SSU alums and friends of VRCFA, C*MAR are teaming up with local artisan and faculty member Wayne Stump to start a “Creative Cult.” 

Creative folks in the Portsmouth area looking for a supportive environment to talk about their work, get feedback and encouragement and maybe even collaborators are invited to the Induction ceremony on Tuesday, October 18 from 8-9 pm at Stump Standards Gallery, 725 5th Street, Portsmouth, OH.

Child Care Available For Selected Performances

Vern Riffe Center and Shawnee State University Children’s Learning Center are launching a pilot program to provide child care during 10 performances in the 2016-2017 season. if successful, we hope to expand it to other campus events.

Our Child Care page has more information and details about how to make arrangements.

Try Out Our New Ticketing System

This summer we transitioned from using Ticketmaster to a new ticketing system that will enable us to do a better job of serving our visitors.

One of the features we love is that if you get stuck or have questions while making an order on the Internet, you can call in and we can take over from where you left off to complete your order.

What we think you will like is NO ADDED FEES on your Internet orders for our shows*. The price you see advertised is the price you will pay.

We have to clean up some small formatting issues on the website, but the new system is ready to take your orders. Give the online purchasing experience a try for your favorite shows.


*Renters may choose to add fees instead of including them in the advertised price.

Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Celebration On Sale Date

Tickets for the annual Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Concert will go on sale Monday, August 29 at 10:00 am at the Vern Riffe Center’s McKinley Box Office.

The performance is schedule for Thursday, December 1 at 7:30 pm.

Due to the high volume of walk up and phone business we typically receive when the show first goes on sale, we encourage people to continue to try to call throughout the day or purchase tickets online through our website.

We apologize for any difficulty you may have purchasing tickets at that time. Generally the phone and window traffic clears up around noon so you are welcome to call after that point.