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Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center

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A great asset for downtown Dayton!

I’ve been here for a handful of shows and I’ve always had a great experience! Obviously the theater... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Mary C
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A Gift of Culture and the Arts

The Schuster Center is a great venue for all ages to experience theatre and musicals...big city... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Dayton, Ohio
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Second and Main Sts, Dayton, OH 45402
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for plays and concerts. Not a bad seat in the house. Drinks are pricey but thats ok !!!!

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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

I’ve been here for a handful of shows and I’ve always had a great experience! Obviously the theater itself is beautiful (especially the ceiling). I’ve never had any issues with viewing the stage, even way up in the balcony. Finally, I’ve found the theater to...More

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

The Schuster Center is a great venue for all ages to experience theatre and musicals...big city presentations at home town prices.Seating and visibility are great. Ushers are very helpful and the City Lites restaurant is handily located inside. The acoustics facilitate a comfortable hearing experience.

Thank dberry9024
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This place is top notch. You don't have to be the rich and famous to catch a show here. Wonderful atmosphere, and ambience. The orchestra is the best, the stage is placed in a good position to be viewed from any seat.

Thank taubramercury
Reviewed 26 August 2018

We enjoyed several staged shows at the Schuster ! Very up to date place to spend an evening enjoying your favorite show!

Thank colleenmB4311KD
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Great place for concerts, shows of any type. The views are great from most areas. But I haven't been in all the seat areas.

Thank Damon N
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

The shows here are amazing. This is a big city theater in a small city. It deserves a visit. The restaurant inside is great too, although a bit pricey.

Thank Sean C
Reviewed 9 July 2018

I have attended concerts and plays at the Shuster Center. It is a very nice venue including box-seats. I recommend the Center if you are considering an evening out.

Thank ecalpha
Reviewed 9 July 2018

The Schuster has an acoustically brilliant main performance hall, which serves the Dayton Phlharmonic Orchestra and the Dayton Opera plus other groups, like the Kettering Childrens Choir, very well. There is also a smaller theater which is great for parties and lecture-demonstrations. I have performed...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Going to shows at the Schuster is always a treat. I have sat in the nosebleed section, as well as a section rather close to the stage & I don't think there's a bad seat in the place. Though the higher seats were quite high...More

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24 April 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
25 June 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
25 June 2016|
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Response from Kimberly R | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the event.