The center is a hub of culture for the area. Kathleen Battle, queen of the opera world, recently performed here. Friendly attendants, dressed in crisp white shirts and black slacks/ skirts, showed patrons to their seats. A mini-bar was set up for cocktails before the performance and during intermission. The people working the ticket box were delightful and will gladly advise patrons about the customary dress for any given performance. Parking for the River Center is in a lot directly across the street. The restrooms are clean as was the lobby area. The center really attracts the creme de la creme of local society as well as the art and croissant crowd. Also, note that the center is located in downtown Columbus. There are a variety of pubs and such which are open late if, after a performance, you care to continue the fun into the night.