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Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center

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Address: Second and Main Sts, Dayton, OH 45402
Phone Number: +1 937-228-3630
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Fantastic Show Place

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Betty R
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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Ernie M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful place to hear some world class music, on a stage built for optimum acoustic happiness. Broadway shows are tremendous here, and any other event you can name. The balconies provide a decent view but can give you a little vertigo. They've recently allowed beverages in the theatre, which is very welcome. They have a restaurant but never tried... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Wonderful venue with fabulous stage productions, special events and great dining. Have attended many events in the Wintergarden. Super staff to work with, accommodating all our need. Vey fortunate to have in Dayton!

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This is my favorite theatre in Dayton to see a play or musical performance. We had season tickets for plays and symphony and preferred the very top of the balcony in the middle. The music just flows around you. Lower down is better for plays. The only seats that we didn't like were the box seats. All of the seats... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We have attending a variety of ballet, Broadway, and Dayton Philharmonic orchestra performances at this beautiful facility and I would recommend it highly for all events. It is a beautiful building and is located in the heart of downtown Dayton, Ohio. There are many restaurants within walking distance and a multi-level parking garage across the street.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

It seems over the past few years the types of events and performances have become more varied to appeal to a broader audience. This is great for Dayton and the surrounding communities. I recall the days before the Schuster Center with limits to what shows could be accommodated and today I can say the variety is what is appealing. Some... More 

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