Dayton Live elevates a thriving downtown experience as the primary host and presenter for performing arts in the region. Our mission is to strengthen community engagement in the arts through inspiring performances, educational opportunities, and world class venues.
Dayton Live, located in the heart of downtown Dayton, is one of city’s premier not-for-profit arts organizations and the largest real estate owner in downtown proper. We present more than 300 performances for all ages and interests each year, including touring Broadway, comedians, concerts, films, and family shows. We operate and maintain the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, Victoria Theatre, the PNC Arts Annex, and Metropolitan Arts Center (home of The Loft Theatre) for the benefit of the community and the arts organizations that use them. We also own and operate The Arts Garage.