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Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center

Second and Main Sts, Dayton, OH 45402
+1 937-228-3630
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Not a bad seat in the entire house

Thanks to excellent engineering when this facility was built, there is literally not a bad seat in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dayton, Ohio

We have been to a couple of concerts and shows here. We were quite surprised by the venue when we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Second and Main Sts, Dayton, OH 45402
+1 937-228-3630
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks to excellent engineering when this facility was built, there is literally not a bad seat in the house, even when the performers go "unplugged." The first time I visited the Schuster was to see Tony Bennett. Even in the crow's nest seats, we could...More

Thank KeysAuthor
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to a couple of concerts and shows here. We were quite surprised by the venue when we first walked in. No matter where you sit, it's a great view. Dress up and really enjoy the night. Apparently, their week daylunches are good...More

Thank Sheila M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended a children's Nutcracker Ballet performance and later went to a concert there. I love the center because of the interesting architecture, comfortable seating and incredible acoustics. It is a great place for a concert, play, ballet, or whatever.

Thank Beverly H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful sound and helpful volunteers for seating. Everyone seems to truly enjoy all the events and special performances that my husband and I have attended throughout the last ten years.

Thank Watercolorblue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is truly a Dayton, Ohio gem. I have been in many theatres and this is one of the finest. The loading docks are covered and very easy to use and load in and out. The deck is huge. The restrooms are clean. The staff...More

Thank eobert
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter recently was married at the Schuster Center followed by a grand reception. The Event Manager, Teresa, was such a wonderful help along with her staff? Many people described the wedding as flawless. The professional photographs will have the photos ready soon. The Schuster...More

Thank Brenda B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is truly a beautiful venue to enjoy all types of events. The preferred parking garage is very close to the theater proceeds go back to the arts. All expected amenities were available. The staff does a great job of helping you find your...More

Thank Keochin
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

The show was excellent. The access was easy and everyone had a great time! Good place to see a show.

Thank gretchen h
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra accompanied a mixture of several local church choirs celebrating Gospel music. It was a great experience to hear the orchestra accompany a choir singing hymns, and contemporary gospel music. It was a first for me. I enjoyed it. It was a...More

Thank sharonwT7957TZ
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Nice Venue, Way overpriced considering for the same or less money there is an excellent Dinner Theater down the road. There is no parking assigned to the theater... you are on your own. Local garages will gouge you for $7.00. It is even worse if...More

Thank Poingdexter
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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.