THe Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center

A Dayton landmark since 2003, the magnificent Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center boasts spaces that will host 20 to 2,000 guests. The Mead Theatre is the state-of-the-art venue for performances, large company meetings and presentations. With travertine floors and graceful palm trees, the Kettering Wintergarden of The Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center provides a spectacular backdrop for galas, receptions, parties, weddings, and corporate events. While the lobbies have hosted many cocktail receptions as well as silent auctions, they also have provided ample space for trade shows. With three flexible meeting rooms and the Donor Lounges as well as Mathile Theatre, all the spaces at The Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center can be used in a variety of ways for business meetings, seminars and receptions.

the Wintergarden

The Kettering Wintergarden, a spectacular six-story glass atrium, ties all the spaces of the Schuster Center together in grand fashion. The open air space is available for weddings, charity balls, corporate functions, formal dinners, and special events. The facility can accommodate cocktail events up to 1,000 guests and seated dinners for up to 400 guests.

Orchestra Lobby

Perfect for cocktail hour, silent auction tables, or trade show booth set ups, the Orchestra Lobby can accommodate up to 500 guests.

MEad Theatre

From dinner parties to wedding ceremonies, the Mead Theatre is an architectural spectacle that will delight your guests. The state-of-the-art theatre holds 2,300 seats and the stage can host up to 400 people for a seated reception.

Mathile Theatre

The 56’ x 36’, black box Mathile Theatre provides a rehearsal facility for the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and Dayton Opera, and offers an intimate setting for smaller-scale performances or events. The theatre can hold up to 150 seats for a presentation or wedding ceremony, and up to 120 guests for a seated dinner reception.

Emerson Lounges

The Emerson Lounge spaces can hold up to 100 guests for a seated reception. The rooms can also be configured to make an excellent spot for wedding parties to get ready or have a private cocktail hour before the reception.

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