Theater Etiquette

We ask that patrons do not bring children under the age of five years to concerts.

All persons must have a ticketed seat to enter theater. This also applies to small children.

No food or beverage is allowed in theater.

The photographing or sound recording of any performance or the possession of a device for photographing or recording inside the theater without the express permission of theater management is strictly forbidden.

If it is necessary to leave the theater during a performance, please do so at an appropriate break.

In consideration of performers and audience, latecomers will not be seated in their reserved seat location until intermission.

Latecomers and ticket holders who leave theater and need re-admittance will be admitted on a seat-available basis at the rear of the theater.

All audible beepers, pagers and cellular phones must be turned off inside the theater. If expecting emergency calls, check beepers at the main lobby box office and report seat location to the attendant.

The emergency phone number to leave with babysitters or message centers is (740) 351-3640. Please leave your theater seat number with the box office manager.

Campus security is (740) 351-3232.

Vern Riffe Center for the Arts

Contact Information

Vern Riffe Center for the Arts
940 Second Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Tickets (Box Office): (740) 351-3600
Rentals and info: (740) 351-3622
Fax: (740) 351-3414


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