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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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A treasure for Dayton

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Dayton, Ohio
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Dayton, Ohio
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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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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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
43 helpful votes 43 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
27 attraction reviews
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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30 reviews 30 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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Dayton, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This center, in downtown Dayton, is the home of a number of Dayton Performing Arts groups, including the Philharmonic, Ballet and Opera. And frequent live theatrical productions are on the docket. The acoustics are incredible, and there is not a bad seat in the house. And with the added benefit of Citilites, a restaurant that serves lunch every weekday, and... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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