Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, Dayton

4.8
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The Schuster Center provides a world-class facility for the best in local, national and international performing artists. Dayton Opera and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra call the Schuster Center home, and it also showcases select Victoria Theatre Association presentations and Dayton Ballet productions.

Parking available in The Arts Garage on the corner of Second and Ludlow Streets.
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  • Whether it be a ballet, opera or an orchestra performance, the caliber of entertainment is amazing! The venue is upscale but you don't have to dress up to attend. They have a generous program for mili...  more »
  • Wishing to avoid the crowded $7 Schuster garage and its narrow spaces, we were dropped off and picked up down the street by a family member. Which, on a Sunday evening, worked out beautifully. Once in...  more »
  • Local performing arts center with just the right acoustics and and every seat in the house is good. Has ample cheap covered parking beside the center plus drop off at curbside. Complete disabled facil...  more »
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  • I love the Schuster Center. We are so lucky to have such a beautiful venue in Dayton. I have seen symphonic concerts, as well as theatrical and Broadway productions, there and never been disappointed. Acoustics are great and there's not really a bad seat in the house. In my opinion, the very best seats are in the front of the loge. One of my very favorite places in Dayton.
  • We attended a production of Les Miserables and it was a wonderful experience. I agree with other reviewers that the highest balcony seats are very high--if you have issues with heights stick with the lower balcony. Even at the highest seat, though, we could all see the action on stage. The ushers and staff were very pleasant and helpful, and we found our seats with no difficulty. Parking was pretty easy and convenient to the venue. The acoustics are incredible, and the general layout is beautiful. My one peeve is, I wish they did not allow beverages to be brought in during the performance; several people brought in cups of beer and the smell was off-putting and I saw some people nearly spill open cups of beer on other patrons as they were getting to their seats. That aside, we we definitely be back for future shows.
  • My autistic son and I had a fantastic day at the sensory version of Sleeping Beauty. The staff created a wonderful environment for the parents to relax in and the children to be themselves. They create a non judgmental atmosphere that parents like me crave. We will definitely be going again.
  • This theater is beautiful, and has pleasing architecture. There are about 4 tiers of seating, and the seats are mostly comfortable. My visit was for "On Your Feet", and I enjoyed my experience. I would watch another show here when I get another chance I wasn't sure where parking was, so I parked a couple blocks away and walked My only critique is that some of the edge seats near the orchestra are hard to get to without squeezing by the full row, and that leg room is good while sitting, but doesn't give much room to squeeze past
  • This is a beautiful venue! And I truly believe that there isn't really a bad seat in the house. I'm short so I try very hard to get the front row of a section, even if it's the topmost balcony. Also, the highest balcony is actually pretty high - some of my friends feel it is too high. So if you have an issue with heights, you may want to stay on the Loge or lower. The seats are average - on the small side and close together, like every other theatre I've ever been to.
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