Dayton is home to a stunning assortment of art and cultural opportunities including:
CITYFOLK presents the finest in performing arts, showcasing a wide range of artists and reflecting the rich, cultural diversity of the Dayton community. Presentations include the four-concert Celtic Series, Jazz Showcases, and much more.
The Dayton Art Institute is housed in one of Dayton’s best-known landmarks, a
1919 Italian Renaissance-inspired building overlooking downtown. The Dayton Art
Institute is a regular host to world-renowned traveling exhibitions, as well
as its stellar permanent collection. It’s a new adventure each time you visit.
Dayton Ballet presents over 40 productions each year and
has become widely known for presenting American dance classics
and for premiering new works by emerging American choreographers.
- Dayton Contemporary
DCDC is the oldest modern dance company in the state of
Ohio, and one of the largest companies of its kind between
Chicago and New York City. Founded in 1968, DCDC has earned
an international reputation for its artistic endeavors.
For over 40 years, Dayton Opera Association
productions have mirrored the full spectrum of human experience.
each production, Dayton Opera strives to assemble the finest
artistic personnel and highest quality of voices from the
esteemed U.S. and international opera houses.
Race Theatre Company
As their name suggests, the Human Race Theatre Company
presents universal themes that explore the human condition
and startle us all into a renewed awareness of ourselves.
Around the Miami Valley
- Rhythm in Shoes
Drawing on traditional forms of American music and dance
-- swing tunes and tap, hoedowns and clogging -- Rhythm
in Shoes presents innovative work that is, at once, original
Performing Arts Center
A world-class facility for
performing artists. The Benjamin and Marian Schuster
Performing Arts Center opened with great fanfare in early
complex includes a 2,300-seat performance hall, a rehearsal
hall/black box theatre, and a block-long Wintergarden
with a six-story glass atrium.
In addition to a Broadway Series that presents musical theatre and plays,
Victoria Theatre Association offers Theatre for the Young at Heart Series for
families with children ages four through twelve; Hot Times, Cool Films, a summer
film series; the Victoria Children's Theatre Festival; and Discovery, enriched
classroom experiences for students and teachers.