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Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center

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Address: Second and Main Sts, Dayton, OH 45402
Phone Number: 937 228 3630
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The place to go for a great show

There isn't a bad seat in the house! Employees are very helpful. It's also a beautiful place to see.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Dayton, Ohio
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Dayton, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

There isn't a bad seat in the house! Employees are very helpful. It's also a beautiful place to see.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We drove in from Chicago to see Wicked. We like to see the different theaters and learn the history. There was a volunteer named Gail who was great. She told us about the theater and how it the different things relate back to the Wright Brother's first flight.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We went to the Schuster to see Wicked. The theater is beautiful. We were on the floor, and although I'm short, the rows are sloped and staggered enough that I had a clear view of everything on stage. Parking is convenient right next door, although traffic is rough getting in or out. We look forward to more shows here in... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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76 reviews 76 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We love having this performing arts center in Dayton. It attracts great shows, recently we saw Shen Yun, it was very entertaining. We have always enjoyed attending events here and hope that it continues to be supported by the Dayton community.

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Springfield, Ohio
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This was a Valentines gift to my 87 year old mother who had never been to a Schuster performance. She was thrilled and in awe. The show, Nice Work If You Can Get It, was very well done and a hit with Mom. The theatre is well maintained, the ushers friendly and helpful, and the seats okay for a 2+... More 

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Troy, Ohio
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85 reviews 85 reviews
19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I love this theater - I don't think there is a bad seat in the house. We saw Nice Work If You Can Get It (full of Gershwin hits) and it was so darn funny and the singing was awesome. It is one of my favorite shows I have seen!!! I have friends that I graduated from high school with... More 

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Beavercreek, Ohio, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

There is nothing "small" about the Schuster Performing Arts Center! From the enormous lobby filled with palm trees, to the inside of the theater itself, this place does everything on a grand scale. My husband, daughter and I recently saw The Nutcracker, and it was fabulous! The costumes, the lights, the stage sets, and the actors made you feel like... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This jewel of a performing arts center has everything-- opera, Broadway, ballet, you name it. I recently saw the Broadway productions of The Illusionists and The Texas Tenors. Both were outstanding. The ushers and house managers are always ready to help if there is a problem. I appreciate their strict guidelines regarding the use of cell phone and photographs. If... More 

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Kettering, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The Schuster Performing Arts Center is a true architectural gem found in Dayton, Ohio, a middle sized, mid-west city. Its architect was Cesar Pelli & Associates, noted for, among other wonderful creations, their work on designing the Petronas Towers (at one time the world’s tallest building, and featured in Mission Impossible 3) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The ‘Schuster’ is the... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I've been here several times but only twice for shows (Wicked, The Addams Family) Both shows were good (Wicked was amazing) but what made it so great is that they were afforded a stage size large enough to put on marvelous performances. Schuster is small, but large enough to hold many productions. The seats were comfortable, and it didn't seem... More 

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