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Directions and Parking

The Vern Riffe Center for the Arts is located at 3rd and Gay Street in Portsmouth, Ohio.

CHANGE IN TRAFFIC PATTERN:

To allow for continued growth of Shawnee State University, a portion of 3rd Street, from Gay Street east to Waller Street, has recently been closed to thru-traffic. This may change the way you approach our parking lot on Gay and 3rd Street.


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Coming from the North:

Take US Rt. 23 South to Portsmouth. This turns into our main street through town. Turn left onto 3rd Street and the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts is immediately on your right. A drop-off area is conveniently located in front of the Center. Parking is located to the west of the Center and across the street with an entrance on Gay Street.

Coming from the South:

Take Rt. 23 North across the US Grant Bridge. Turn right off of the bridge. The Vern Riffe Center for the Arts will be on your right. A drop-off area is conveniently located in front of the Center. Parking is located to the west of the Center and across the street with an entrance on Gay Street.

Coming from the East:

Take Rt. 52 West to Rt. 23 South. Stay on Rt. 23 to 3rd Street in Portsmouth. Turn left onto 3rd Street and the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts is immediately on your right. A drop-off area is conveniently located in front of the Center. Parking is located to the west of the Center and across the street with an entrance on Gay Street.

Coming from the West:

Take Rt. 52 East to Rt. 23 South/Chillicothe Street. Take Chillicothe Street to 3rd Street in Portsmouth. Turn left onto 3rd Street and the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts is immediately on your right. A drop-off area is conveniently located in front of the Center. Parking is located to the west of the Center and across the street with an entrance on Gay Street.

Parking and Accessibility

Parking is available directly west and north of the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts. Access to the parking lot to the north (across the street from the Center) may be accessed from Gay Street. Additional parking is available east of campus, as well as in the Portsmouth Municipal lot on 4th Street.

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

cglenn@shawnee.edu

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