Arts & Culture

arts & culture


Plan Your Future Visit

Dayton and Montgomery County's selection of music, dance, theater and visual arts performances truly makes the birthplace of aviation soar to new heights. Breathtaking exhibits by master artists will leave you in awe, while world-renowned establishments such as the Dayton BalletDayton Contemporary Dance CompanyDayton Opera and Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and Dayton Live will undoubtedly fascinate and impress you. If you wish for drama and inspiration, you’ll certainly find it here in the vibrant Dayton arts community. 
As of Saturday, March 5, 2022 – and per CDC guidelines and recommendations – Dayton Live is lifting its mask requirement for audiences attending performances in its venues – the Victoria Theatre, Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, The Loft Theatre, and the PNC Arts Annex. Other events or artists may also have different requirements. Always check for the most current information on any performance. Patrons are welcome to wear masks at any performance in Dayton Live’s venues. Health and safety policies will continue to be regularly evaluated and adjusted based on community health data, and public health and government guidance. To learn more about our additional health and safety procedures, visit
There are so many things to do in Dayton, you’ll hardly know where to begin!



Take a Daycation for More Family Fun

After exploring Dayton's Art & Culture, you'll be hungry for more learning, and exploring and Dayton does not disappoint!  We've put together multiple "Daycation" ideas for you and your family and friends!