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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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Comedy show

Great place for concerts, shows of any type. The views are great from most areas. But I haven't... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Damon N
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Great venue

The shows here are amazing. This is a big city theater in a small city. It deserves a visit. The... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Sean C
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Second and Main Sts, Dayton, OH 45402
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+1 937-228-3630
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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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
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Reviewed 10 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
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Reviewed 10 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
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Reviewed 10 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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Reviewed 10 July 2018

There is no bad seat in the house, even the nosebleed section, where I normally sit! The volume is perfect (sometimes even too loud), and if you bring your binocs you can see everything from high up. All the big name shows come here, and...More

Thank JSoul13
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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

I have had season tickets for the Shuster Center since it opened and have been thrilled by the variety of professional performances I have seen there. It is beautifully designed and easy to get to.

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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

This is the home of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra (DPO), Dayton Ballet and Dayton Opera. The facilities are very nice with a beautiful starry ceiling and comfortable seating. Not a bad seat in the house but I prefer to sit in one of the center...More

Thank Roger J
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Dayton is indeed fortunate to have the Schuster. Not only is the theatre beautiful, the acoustics are top. Not a bad seat in the house. There are many venues offered, from opera to ballet, broadway to family programs. I’ve also attended a fabulous wedding there.

Thank DebbieGrace320
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

I have been here countless times for plays, operas, musicals, ballets, and orchestral performance. It's always a wonderful time, even while sitting in the very cheapest seat. I always recommend the Schuster Center!

Thank Loralei H
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mclimba
25 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
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Cheryltsell
26 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
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Cheryltsell
26 June 2016|
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Response from Kimberly R | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the event.
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