The Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center
represents yet another jewel in the crown of our nations
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 has raised the curtain on years
of great performances and abundant support.
The 2,300-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
auditoriums 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 Wintergardena
place to inspire the imagination and refresh the spirit.
The spectacular, glass-enclosed atrium accommodates
more than 1000 people and provides a beautiful backdrop
for events. With its magnificent grove of palm trees,
it is sure to be the Miami Valleys premier indoor
The Schuster Center represents the cornerstone of Downtown
Daytons 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.