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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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Dayton Arts Scene

We visit the Schuster Center often for concerts and events. While not flawless, it is an excellent... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kathy C
One of Several Gems of the Gem City

The Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center is one of several gems of the Gem... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
SavantIII_11
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Centerville, Ohio
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Second and Main Sts, Dayton, OH 45402
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+1 937-228-3630
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"beautiful venue"
in 20 reviews
"the lion king"
in 12 reviews
"philharmonic orchestra"
in 10 reviews
"downtown dayton"
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"plays and musicals"
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"jersey boys"
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"broadway series"
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"great place to see a show"
in 5 reviews
"excellent acoustics"
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"upper balcony"
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"season tickets"
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"concert hall"
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"no bad seats"
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"across the street"
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"gem city"
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"parking garage"
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"opera"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visit the Schuster Center often for concerts and events. While not flawless, it is an excellent arts center for the Gem City. Fantastic acoustics. Ample bathrooms. Very frustrating seating on balcony with no center aisle. Tends to have a mad rush on stairs after...More

Thank Kathy C
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center is one of several gems of the Gem City. Expect excellent acoustics, impressive architecture, and downtown parking. There is no question that Dayton provides an excellent Fine Arts venue with the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We recently attended a matinee performance of Phantom at the Victoria Theater, part of the Schuster. It was one of the most amazing afternoons I’ve ever spent, and the show, while absolutely stunning by itself, was only a part of it. The building is a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For Dayton being on the smaller side it's arts scene is on par with a big city. The Schuster his a beautiful, grade establisment and all the big shows stop there.

Thank Sean C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

“Something Rotten” top-notch, hilarious performance was made more enjoyable by the comfortable features of the theatre. Stage is smaller than other theatres but seating on main floor is more clear and intimate for viewing production. Leg room was ample for us. There was a line...More

Thank aehall7
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

The Schuster is gem of the Gem City for any entertainment from classical Dayton Philharmonic to stage plays. And the large lobby lends to stations dinner parties and meetings.

1  Thank Richard H
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

The theatre is constructed for perfect viewing and sound for any stage production...musical,drama,comedy. It also is perfect sound stage for concerts. I have seen many Broadway shows and concerts here and never been disappointed. The design is such that there are few bad seats. Even...More

Thank uki51
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We have been fortunate enough to attend many events in this fairly new theater. The acoustics are amazing and you can see from anywhere. Many of the inside dimensions are based on the historic Wright Brothers flight including the star formation that night. Dayton is...More

Thank 698ltravels
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

This is a great local gift, but also one worth traveling to visit. Great acoustics, impressive architecture, and a special treat, a parking garage within easy walking distance. The venue is augmented with a good array of events from Broadway traveling shows, to a great...More

Thank hloyle
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

This is one of the most beautiful venues for performing arts that we have seen and we have been to concerts all over the US and Europe. Dayton Ohio is quite fortunate to have supporters of the arts to maintain this facility where we attend...More

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Cheryltsell
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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
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Response from Kimberly R | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the event.
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