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Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center

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The Schuster Center is a beautiful theater venue with superb acoustics. It has a restaurant that... read more

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Schuster performing arts center

A fantastic facility. Dayton is very fortunate to have this excellent venue for the performing... read more

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Second and Main Sts, Dayton, OH 45402
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All reviews beautiful venue the lion king philharmonic orchestra lower balcony downtown dayton broadway series excellent acoustics great place to see a show during intermission season tickets no bad seats gem city across the street victoria theater parking garage great seats opera
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Schuster Center is a beautiful theater venue with superb acoustics. It has a restaurant that serves lunch daily and dinner before evening performances. The food and service are both very good.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank David C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have season tickets for the Broadway series. The venue is large, open, and lovely. Seats in the orchestra section are worth the price.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fantastic facility. Dayton is very fortunate to have this excellent venue for the performing arts.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When Straight No Chaser comes to town they perform at the perfect concert hall-- Benjamin & Marian Schuster Center in downtown Dayton, OH. Every seat is wonderful for taking in this group's amazing acappela harmonies and also enjoying the visual effects which enhances each performance....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The theater is beautiful, but customer service is not the best. When we had tickets, there was a wind chill warning with temperatures in -30. When I called to ask about options if we chose not to attend, the operator was very short. I understand...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank linda2061
Reviewed January 6, 2019

I’m always thrilled to get to go to the Schuster Center. As a driver for a senior center we get to park the bus out front and they are always so kind and accommodating. I haven’t seen a bad show there yet. One of the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Peggy I
Reviewed December 12, 2018

We saw "School of Rock" & Jefferson Starship at the Schuster Center.(Two different dates) It is an amazing venue. The star optics in the ceiling are phenomenal. The seats are comfortable with plenty of leg room. We were in the 5th row for School of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

We saw a Christmas show that involved local school and adult choirs. I received the tickets as a compliment from the Schuster. Glad I didn't pay.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rose2273
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Amazing philharmonic performance. I've attended several events in this facility and every concert has been well worth it.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Dreamer63321376196
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Just went to the Schuster Center to see the Wizard of Oz. While the actual show could be considered average to a little above average, the Theatre is Beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit

Date of experience: November 2018
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February 14, 2019|
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Response from mwtravels2018 | Reviewed this property |
No, outside beverages and food are not permitted. Most performances are not that lengthy, so you'll survive; in case you don't think you can-- you can purchase something sold in the lobby during intermission. But really... More
April 24, 2018|
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Response from bschaff | Reviewed this property |
Valet parking is available. I do not know the cost. However. Across the street from the Schuster is a very nice, safe, monitored parking area at a "reasonable" cost. If you just "show up" to that parking area it will cost... More
June 25, 2016|
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Response from ALtraveler2013 | Reviewed this property |
It doesn't look like it. The parking lots are very close and there is a drop off area. There are several theaters in a 2 block radius and they all use the same parking info. If you check their website there is more... More