The Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre is located at 426 Second Ave. (Second Ave. is also State Rt. 7) , on the West side of the road. Our lovely marquee is brightly lit on performance nights so you’ll be sure to find us.

From the North

Take Rt. 7 south until you enter the City of Gallipolis. (When you’re nearing town, Rt. 7 will pass under Rt. 35, with the Silver Bridge Memorial visible on the left.) Follow Rt. 7 into the city where it jogs to the right and then left onto the 900 block of Second Ave.

From the South (Ashland KY/Huntington, WV)

Take Rt. 7 north into the city, turning left as Rt. 7 becomes Second Ave. The Ariel Theatre will be on your left and is located one block past the beautiful Gallipolis City Park on the right.

From the West & Northwest (Dayton, Columbus)

Take Rt. 32 east, or Rt. 23 south (from Columbus) to Jackson. Take Rt. 35 to Gallipolis. After entering Gallia County take the 3rd exit, Gallipolis Rt. 160. At the foot of the exit, turn Right and then at the light, turn left from the middle turn-lane, and then turn right at the next light. This road will take you through 3 mile of commercial and residential area before entering the city. Upon entering Gallipolis, go through the lights at 4th and 3rd Aves. and turn right at the next light, Second Ave.

From the East (Charleston, WV)

From Charleston, take I 64 to the Scott Depot exit which is Rt. 35 and follow that for 30 miles to the Ohio River. Cross the river on Rt. 35 and immediately take the Gallipolis Exit and turn Right at the light, Rt. 7 South. Follow Rt. 7 approximately 3 miles into the city were it jogs to the right and then left onto the 900 block of Second Ave.


On-street parking is available, as well as ample parking around the beautiful Gallipolis City Park, a half block to the south.

Performance Equipment Unloading

Stage doors are located in the rear of our facility, accessible by an alley which can be entered from State St. or Third St.

Ariel Theatre
426 Second Ave.
Gallipolis, OH  45631
740-446-ARTS (2787)