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Schuster Performing Arts Center: Mead Theatre

1 West Second Street, Dayton, OH, USA
Seats (approximate): 2300

The Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center represents yet another jewel in the crown of our nation’s Performing Arts Centers. The Schuster Center educates and enriches lives by providing a world-class facility for the best in local, national and international performing artists. Dayton Opera and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra call the Schuster Center home, and it also showcases the latest Broadway blockbusters. Additionally, a variety of local performing arts treasures, such as the Dayton Ballet, will also make use of the facilities. Upon opening, this gleaming new center engaged the entire Dayton community and raised the curtain on years of great performances and abundant support. The 2300-seat Mead Theatre serves as the focal point of this marvelous structure. Outstanding acoustics, coupled with technical capabilities designed to meet the most demanding touring attractions, highlight the auditorium’s construction. Other features include balcony seating above the orchestra seats, and easy accessibility. In addition, the 150-seat Mathile Black Box Theatre will accommodate rehearsals, special programs and smaller-scale performances. It utilizes a separate entrance and can be used concurrently with Mead Theatre. A condominium and office tower adjoins the theatres, and it includes a marvelous restaurant. At the heart of the Schuster Center lies the Wintergarden—a place to inspire the imagination and refresh the spirit. The spectacular, glass-enclosed atrium accommodates more than 1,000 people and provides a beautiful backdrop for events. With its magnificent grove of palm trees, it is sure to be the Miami Valley’s premier indoor gathering place. The Schuster Center represents the cornerstone of Downtown Dayton’s renaissance and revitalization. The majestic Schuster Center will inspire Daytonians and shine for the city throughout the next century, making it possibly the brightest jewel in the crown.


Productions Production Dates
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Musical, Original
May 22, 2018 - May 27, 2018
The Phantom of the Opera
Musical, Original, Drama
Apr 11, 2018 - Apr 22, 2018
Something Rotten!
Musical, Original, Comedy
Mar 20, 2018 - Mar 25, 2018
An American in Paris
Musical, Original
Nov 07, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017
Kinky Boots
Musical, Original
Music by Cyndi Lauper; Book by Harvey Fierstein; Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper
May 23, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Motown The Musical
Musical, Original, Drama
Apr 11, 2017 - Apr 16, 2017
Dirty Dancing
Musical, Original
Mar 14, 2017 - Mar 19, 2017
Jersey Boys
Musical, Original
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Oct 18, 2016 - Oct 23, 2016
The Lion King - Gazelle
Musical, Original
Music by Elton John; Book by Irene Mecchi, Roger Allers; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Jun 07, 2016 - Jul 03, 2016
The Bridges of Madison County
Musical, Original
Music by Jason Robert Brown; Book by Marsha Norman; Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Mar 15, 2016 - Mar 20, 2016
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
Musical, Original
Music by Richard Rodgers; New Book by Douglas Carter Beane; Original Book by Oscar Hammerstein II; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Feb 09, 2016 - Feb 14, 2016
Pippin
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Roger O. Hirson; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Oct 06, 2015 - Oct 11, 2015
The Book of Mormon - Jumamosi
Musical, Original, Comedy
Aug 18, 2015 - Aug 23, 2015
Wicked - Munchkinland
Musical, Original
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Winnie Holzman; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Apr 29, 2015 - May 17, 2015
The Illusionists
Special, Original, Magic
Music by Evan Jolly
Jan 13, 2015 - Jan 14, 2015
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - 2014
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Oct 21, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014
Million Dollar Quartet
Musical, Original
Jun 17, 2014 - Jun 22, 2014
Sister Act
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jan 28, 2014 - Feb 02, 2014
War Horse
Play, Original, Drama
Songmaker: John Tams
Oct 22, 2013 - Oct 27, 2013
Mary Poppins
Musical, Original, Spectacle
Apr 16, 2013 - Apr 21, 2013
Irving Berlins White Christmas - 2012
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Irving Berlin; Book by David Ives, Paul Blake; Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Nov 27, 2012 - Dec 02, 2012
Wicked - Munchkinland
Musical, Original
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Winnie Holzman; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
May 29, 2012 - Jun 24, 2012
Jersey Boys
Musical, Original
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Jan 17, 2012 - Feb 05, 2012
Les Misérables - 25th Anniversary
Musical, Revival, Drama
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Original French text by Alain Boublil, Jean-Marc Natel; Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Nov 22, 2011 - Nov 27, 2011
The Lion King - Gazelle
Musical, Original
Music by Elton John; Book by Irene Mecchi, Roger Allers; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Jun 14, 2011 - Jul 10, 2011
9 to 5
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Dolly Parton; Book by Patricia Resnick; Lyrics by Dolly Parton
Feb 01, 2011 - Feb 06, 2011
The Phantom of the Opera - Music Box
Musical, Original, Drama
Jun 09, 2010 - Jun 27, 2010
A Chorus Line
Musical, Revival, Drama
Apr 27, 2010 - May 02, 2010
Wicked - Munchkinland
Musical, Original
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Winnie Holzman; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Feb 16, 2010 - Mar 07, 2010
Legally Blonde
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Laurence O'Keefe, Nell Benjamin; Book by Heather Hach; Based upon the film by MGM; Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe, Nell Benjamin
Jun 16, 2009 - Jun 21, 2009
The Color Purple
Musical, Original, Drama
Apr 21, 2009 - Apr 26, 2009
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman; Adapted for the stage by Jeremy Sams; Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman
Jan 20, 2009 - Jan 25, 2009
Monty Python's Spamalot
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Eric Idle, John Du Prez; Book by Eric Idle; Lyrics by Eric Idle
Apr 22, 2008 - Apr 27, 2008
Mamma Mia! - Second National
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 20, 2007 - Nov 25, 2007
Hairspray
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jan 31, 2006 - Feb 12, 2006
The Producers - Leo
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Mel Brooks; Book by Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Apr 19, 2005 - May 01, 2005
Peter Pan
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Jan 18, 2005 - Jan 30, 2005
Mamma Mia! - Second National
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jan 20, 2004 - Feb 01, 2004
Les Misérables - Third National
Musical, Original, Drama
Sep 22, 2003 - Oct 05, 2003
The Phantom of the Opera - Music Box
Musical, Original, Drama
Jun 18, 2003 - Jul 13, 2003