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Black Box Improv Theatre

518 East Third Street Dayton, OH 45402

(937) 369-0747

Hours: See website for hours

Description: Black Box Improve Theatre is new to the city of Dayton as of 2012. The founder, Justin, has taught and studied improve in Chicago and New York City. He now teaches improve classes here in Dayton and performs shows on the weekends along with other Daytonians. If you are interested in out-of-the box comedic performances or are looking to take improve classes, check out the Black Box Improv Theatre.

Blair Hall Theater at Sinclair Community College

444 West Third Street, Dayton, OH 45402

(937) 512-2808

Description: Blair Hall Theatre is home of Sinclair’s Theatre department productions and Music department concerts. There are a variety of programs for adults, families, and schoolchildren.  The theatre also hosts many other events and keynote speakers. Many of the events are free and open to the public.

 The Dayton Ballet

140 North Main Street, Dayton, OH 45402

 (937) 449-5060

Hours: Vary by show

Description: Dayton Ballet is the second-oldest ballet company in the United States. Internationally it is known as “The Company of Premieres” and is one of the top three dance companies in the US that produces and presents new work. Over 40 performances are presented in the Victoria Theatre and the Schuster Center. 

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company

126 North Main Street #240, Dayton, OH 45402

(937) 228-3232

Hours: Vary by show

Description: Dayton Contemporary Dance Company is the oldest modern dance company in Ohio. The dance company is rooted in the African-American experience and is committed to reaching the broadest audience through performance and education. Check out their website for this season’s schedule.

Dayton Convention Center

126 North Main Street #240, Dayton, OH 45402

(937) 333-4700

Hours: See website for hours

Description: The Convention Center is located in the heart of downtown Dayton. With over 100,00sq ft to work with, the Convention Center hosts meetings, exhibitions, concerts, receptions, sporting events, and more

Dayton Opera

138 North Main Street, Dayton, OH 45402

(937) 228-0662

Hours: Vary by show

Description: Great singing, stories, and visual spectacle characterize Dayton Opera. Check out their website for this season’s shows

Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra

109 North Main Street #200, Dayton, OH 45402

(937) 224-3521

Hours: Vary by show

Description:If you're feeling extra-sophisticated, try out an evening with the Dayton Philharmonic! Performances include everything from classical to modern to Disney pieces. Perfect for a date or group outing!

The Loft Theatre/The Human Race Theater Company

126 North Main Street, Suite 300, Dayton, Ohio 45402

Office phone: (937) 461-3823

Box Office phone: (937) 228-3630


Monday–Friday 10:00am–6:00pm

Saturday 12:00pm–4:00pm

Description: Home to the Human Race Theatre Company, the Loft Theatre is an intimate performance setting where the furthest seat in the house is only 20 feet from the stage! The theatre boasts a “three-quarter thrust” stage, allowing the seating to wrap around the front edge of the stage, giving each audience member a different view of the action onstage. 126 North Main Street (Third Floor) Show schedules available online. Call for pricing.

The Muse Machine

126 North Main Street #310, Dayton, OH 45402

(937) 222 6873

Hours: Vary by show

Rhythm in Shoes

126 North Main Street, Dayton, OH 45402

(937) 226-7463

Hours: Vary by show

Schuster Performing Arts Center

1 West Second Street, Dayton, OH 45402

Box Office: (937) 228-3630,

Main Office: (937) 228-7591


Monday–Friday 10:00am–6:00pm

Saturday 10:00am–4:00pm

Description: Dayton’s premier arts performance venue, the Schuster is home to the Dayton Opera and Dayton Philharmonic, and hosts performances by the Dayton Ballet, various Broadway shows, and other special events. The 2,300 seat Mead Theater at the Schuster Center is an acoustic marvel and the Schuster’s Wintergarden allows visitors to enjoy palm trees and the sun even when the outside temperature is not so tropical. 1 West Second Street . \ Show schedules available online. Call for pricing.

Victoria Theatre

138 North Main Street, Dayton, OH 45402

(937) 228-7951

Hours: Vary by show

Description: The Victoria Theatre hosts more than 300 events every year with an extensive range of art forms. Comedians, celerity chefs, plays, speakers, musicians - Victoria Theatre has it all!

Wiley’s Comedy Niteclub

101 Pine Street, Dayton, OH 45402

(937) 222-3227

Description: Dayton’s first and Ohio’s oldest comedy club. Food and alcoholic beverages are served; you must be 18+. Shows generally run from Thursday through Sunday night with prices subject to change per show. Check the website for times, prices, and special shows. Show Schedules Available Online.