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Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center

Second and Main Sts, Dayton, OH 45402
937 228 3630
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Ranked #3 of 24 Attractions in Dayton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Fort Myers, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The staff was very engaging. One staffer took the time to explain the unique architecture. I experienced crystal clear audio during the Broadway musical and all seating appeared excellent. My seats certainly were. I attended the after show gathering with some of the perfomers.

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Centerville, OH
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I misread the seating chart, and instead of purchasing tickets for the Nutcracker in the first row center of the highest balcony, I purchased DEAD LAST ROW center of the whole theater! oops. My family was a little miffed, to say the least. However, we could see everything, although a mighty bit small, and could even hear the ballerina's toes... More 

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Columbus, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Beautiful venue. Seating is excellent. Ample parking around the building. It was very easy to locate. Very nice inside and out. Would love to go again.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We have been to many programs at the Schuster Cntr. and each time it is a treat! It is an opulent experience. The decor alone is worth seeing. If you ever get a chance to do a guided tour (offered from time to time) do it! The history of the Center is worth finding out about!

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Schuster offers Broadway plays, concerts, motivation speakers, ballet, etc. The schedule at the Schuster can stand up with the Broadway playhouses. Beautiful deco inside and out; glass-enclosed atrium with a very impressive ceiling that circles up to the stars. The stars are tribute to Daytons own Wright Brothers. The stars depict the appearance on the eve of the Wright... More 

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Troy, Ohio
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I have been to this theatre several times and no matter where we sat the view was wonderful. If you get there early enough you can park on the street; however, given that it is in downtown Dayton I prefer to park in the parking lot next to the building. The attached restaurant is also very good. You can make... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I often attend plays and musicals put on by or through the Victoria Theater Association and many of the performances occur at this venue. This venue has some great seating options and generally the prices are very affordable. Parking is right next door so you don't have to walk too far to get to the theater if it is very... More 

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Kettering, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We went there to see a concert. There's not a bad seat in the place. Would go there again. This was our first time going there.

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Centerville, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Easy parking in the heart of the city, the performing arts center is new and very modern. All the seats are good. I have attended musicals, concerts and lectures since the sturcture was built.

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Dayton, Ohio
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I have a 9 and 6 year old and they always love going! The same approachable/funny orchestra for the family oriented concerts turns into a serious and truly world class organization when the more serious concerts come up. Now that the Ballet and Opera are in the same venue - it's truly too good to miss. If you have kids... More 

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