From touring Broadway show productions to local theater plays, the Dayton, Ohio region has many options when it comes to enjoying live performances. Here is our list of venues to see live performance theater in Dayton:
The Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center
The center was built in 2003 and is a world-class venue for many Broadway shows, the Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton Opera and Dayton Ballet. The building has two theaters: Mathile Theatre and Mead Theater.
The Victoria Theatre opened in 1866 and is one of the oldest, continually operated theaters in the U.S. At that time it was known as the Turner Opera House and general admission was $1 with premium seats selling for $12. That building burned down in 1869. In 1871, the building opened once more. Called The Grand Opera House, it became the Victoria Opera House and finally Victoria Theatre in 1903. Since then the building has been updated many times with extensive renovations in 1989. The theater now seats 1,154 patrons who come to see Broadway shows, concerts and theatrical shows. Follow this theater on Facebook.
The Loft Theatre
This theater is the site for plays and musical productions that are performed by its house company, the Humans Race Theatre Company.
Beavercreek Community Theatre
This theater group has presented dramas and musicals since 1997 and is located at 2868 Dayton-Xenia Road.
The Black Box Improv Theater
If you enjoy improv, the Black Box Improv Theater is just your ticket.
Brookville Community Theatre
This theater has 110 seats and presents comedies, musicals and dramas. Starting with productions in 1986, this theater had its current facility constructed in 1993.
Centerville Schools Performing Arts Center
The Centerville Schools Performing Arts Center has a 1,200-seat venue and offers concerts and play performances by their students.
Children’s Performing Arts of Miamisburg
Greater Miami Valley 4th – 12th grade students can audition and perform in their kid-friendly productions.
The playhouse has been the site of live play acts and musical show performances for over 50 years.
Dayton Theatre Guild
Enjoy productions throughout the year at the Caryl D. Philips Theatre Scape. Follow this guild on Facebook.
Kettering Children’s Theatre – Rosewood Arts Centre
Children have enjoyed live theater for over 20 years at the Kettering Children’s Theatre.
Lebanon Theatre Company
This 105-seat theater at 10 S. Mechanic Street in downtown Lebanon offers productions throughout the year.
Middletown Lyric Theater
This community theater has brought the arts to Middletown since 1978.
Playhouse South Community Theater
Located in Kettering, this theater group has live productions throughout the year.
This community production house was established in 2004. Follow them on Facebook.
Stivers School for the Arts
Enjoy student performances from this public Dayton, Ohio city school.
The Tipp Roller Mill & Theatre
This historic grist mill (now an historic landmark) is home to Tipp City’s local performance theater. Enjoy live music and plays.
Town Hall Theatre
Located in Washington Township, this local theater features several productions yearly.
Troy Civic Theatre
This award-winning local theater has been performing since 1965.
Vandalia Youth Theatre
The theater offers three productions yearly for children from Pre-K to high school.
Xenia Area Community Theater
This theater offers performances from local talent throughout the year.