Victoria Theatre Association (VTA), located in the heart of downtown Dayton, is one of city’s premier not-for-profit arts organizations. 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, 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 Citilites at the Schuster and The Arts Garage.
In addition to the Premier Health Broadway Series, Victoria Theatre Association also presents the Morris Furniture Co. Family Series; Projects Unlimited Star Attractions; Universal 1 Credit Union VIC150 Music Series; University of Dayton Center for Leadership Speaker Series; National Geographic Live Series sponsored by Subaru of America and Wagner Subaru; Citilites Unwind Series; Cool Films Series; ImPACt; and the Discovery Series, which features curriculum-enhanced live theatre productions for school children.
Victoria Theatre Association/Arts Center Foundation also owns and operates some of Dayton’s most impressive performance venues, including the historic Victoria Theatre, the state-of-the-art Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, and the Metropolitan Arts Center, which is home to The Loft Theatre. In addition, we operate Citilites at the Schuster Center and The Arts Garage. You can help us secure the vitality and sustainability of these buildings through The Next Stage Campaign.
Incorporated in 1976 as Victory Theatre Association, the organization played a crucial role in saving the Victoria Theatre (then the Victory Theatre) from demolition. The organization purchased the Victory Theatre in 1978 and restored its gilded Victorian beauty. In 1988, the Arts Center Foundation acquired the Victory Theatre from Victory Theatre Association and completed a $17.5 million renovation project. Following the renovation, it was rechristened the Victoria Theatre and Victory Theatre Association became Victoria Theatre Association.
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