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Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center

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Second and Main Sts, Dayton, OH 45402
+1 937-228-3630
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I have attended several performances at the Schuster, the last being the Phantom of the Opera... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Christine H
A Great Theater Experience

Went to a production of the Lion King.....amazing. Our seats were high and in the back....but had a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Frances E
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Second and Main Sts, Dayton, OH 45402
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+1 937-228-3630
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"beautiful venue"
in 20 reviews
"the lion king"
in 13 reviews
"philharmonic orchestra"
in 10 reviews
"plays and musicals"
in 4 reviews
"downtown dayton"
in 23 reviews
"jersey boys"
in 4 reviews
"broadway series"
in 8 reviews
"excellent acoustics"
in 5 reviews
"great place to see a show"
in 5 reviews
"upper balcony"
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"season tickets"
in 6 reviews
"no bad seats"
in 7 reviews
"concert hall"
in 5 reviews
"across the street"
in 14 reviews
"gem city"
in 10 reviews
"victoria theater"
in 6 reviews
"parking garage"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have attended several performances at the Schuster, the last being the Phantom of the Opera. Wonderful acoustics and the seating is very comfortable. There is usually a wait for the bathrooms but there is plenty of time provided during intermission. The cafe provides a...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went to a production of the Lion King.....amazing. Our seats were high and in the back....but had a great experience.

Thank Frances E
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There does not seem to be a bad seat in the whole place. The building is well taken care of, always clean and neat. The staff are helpful and friendly. We have gone there for a number of musicals and are never disappointed.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Matt and I attended a recent performance of the Dayton Opera here. The space is amazing. Gorgeously outfitted, well laid out, with wonderful accoustics, great sight lines, and plenty of leg room. The same cannot be said for the Music Hall in Cincinnati or the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always great to go to a live show where everyone in attendance knows that appropriate behavior isn’t an option but expected. Not a bad seat in the house and fabulous shows are booked. I highly recommend the Schuster!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Going to the Shuster is a real treat and is one of the few attractions that attracts many folks to the City. The shows are top notch and there is no bad seats in this venue. Convenient parking is adjacent to the theatre.

Thank Mortgageman9000
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful performance. Really enjoyed my first real opera performance. Great pre- performance introduction to the story. The only distract was that the orchestra which is great, the volume often overshadowed some of the vocalists. It also seemed like the kings mic was not working well...More

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Reviewed May 2, 2018

They really make the Arts experience great. Loved that you were able to take drinks in to Phantom of the Opera. All the employees seemed friendly and attentive. Place was clean and in good order. Only complaint is there are not enough restrooms or bar...More

Thank Laura F
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

The theatre is absolutely beautiful. Comfortable seating, helpful ushers and staff. There is a libation bar set up outside the theatre where you con buy a glass of wine, water or beer. They do allow you to take your drinks or snacks inside. The prices...More

Thank Joanie4875
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Reviewed April 24, 2018

the building itself is impressive because it looks almost as good as a cultural building in New York. The décor is elegant, the building is clean and the bathrooms stalls aren't clogged. We saw "The Lion King", which was very entertaining but a bit long...More

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mclimba
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
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Cheryltsell
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
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Cheryltsell
June 25, 2016|
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Response from Kimberly R | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the event.
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