Built in 2003, the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center is a world-class facility for the best in local, national and international entertainment. Owned and operated by Dayton Live, the Schuster Center includes the Mead Theatre, the Mathile Theatre, and the Wintergarden featuring palm trees set against a block-long, glass-enclosed atrium. The Schuster Center is also available to rent for meetings, parties, receptions, and performances.Take a look at our Dayton day trip site to schedule your visit to Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Parking available in The Arts Garage on the corner of Second and Ludlow Streets.
Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center reviews
I love the Schuster Center. We are so lucky to have such a beautiful venue in Dayton. I have seen symphonic concerts, as well as theatrical and Broadway productions, there and never been disappointed. Acoustics are great and there's not really a bad seat in the house. In my opinion, the very best seats are in the front of the loge. One of my very favorite places in Dayton.
We attended a production of Les Miserables and it was a wonderful experience. I agree with other reviewers that the highest balcony seats are very high--if you have issues with heights stick with the lower balcony. Even at the highest seat, though, we could all see the action on stage. The ushers and staff were very pleasant and helpful, and we found our seats with no difficulty. Parking was pretty easy and convenient to the venue. The acoustics are incredible, and the general layout is beautiful. My one peeve is, I wish they did not allow beverages to be brought in during the performance; several people brought in cups of beer and the smell was off-putting and I saw some people nearly spill open cups of beer on other patrons as they were getting to their seats. That aside, we we definitely be back for future shows.
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