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Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center

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Address: Second and Main Sts, Dayton, OH 45402
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We have been to the Schuster Center a few times and always come away wanting to return. There is just nothing not to love about it. Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is outstanding... read more

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Bellbrook, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been to the Schuster Center a few times and always come away wanting to return. There is just nothing not to love about it. Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is outstanding and a nationally recognized organization that brings top level arts performances to the Dayton area. The Center itself is breathtaking and everyone involved, whether staff of volunteer, go... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very beautiful venue to see a show, etc. Lots of diffferent seating with 3 balconies Parking garage next door. Restaurant inside and across the street.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful facility, not a bad seat in the house. My husband and I attended for a concert recently and sat in the balcony or. The far left facing the stage. Fun times. Drinks and snacks are expensive, and the top balcony isn't good for those with a fear of heights

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're local, you know the place. If you're a visitor, it's a treat. This performing arts center is beautiful. The "worst" seats in the house are high but nice, unobstructed, and usually have empty seats to move to. The better seats can be had reasonably, and are worth it. The arts you get here are equivalent to a major,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You would think you were in a theatre in a major city. Dayton is so fortunate to have such a first rate, beautiful venue in the heart of our city for live Broadway touring productions. I just saw Jersey boys and the Lion King. The large, modern theatre provided exceptional space for the large production of the Lion King. There... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

Cesar Pelli did a great job of incorporating Dayton-specific details into the architecture of this Performing Arts Center. The Main Theatre seating and sight lines are very good with only the "nose-bleed" seats lacking in functional use. This is a great center and a welcomed addition to downtown Dayton.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

I have been to all kinds of shows at the Shuster Center from DPO, Opera, Broadway Shows, & even High School Graduations. I have never been disappointed! There is not a bad seat in the house.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

Excellent venue for a show although it lacks some of the character of older theaters. It definitely makes up for that with its beauty! Really cool that they have the old Christmas displays from Rike's Department Store on display at Christmas time.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

The Schuster Center continues to attract the best in out of town talent, as well as showcasing Dayton's own performing arts talent: the Dayton Opera, the Dayton Ballet and the Dayton Philharmonic (combined as the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance.) In addition, the Center is home to the Citilights restaurant, a full service restaurant and bar, featuring farm-to-table American bistro-style food.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We recently went to the Schuster to watch the Broadway show, Jersey Boys. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere. The volunteers there are very helpful in finding seats. When you go, look up at the ceiling. What a sight. There is a restaurant onsite that serves dinner. We have not tried it but our friends who have say... More 

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