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Performance Theatre Rental

The Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center and the Victoria Theatre offer Dayton’s premier performance spaces. For more information about renting the Schuster Center, Victoria Theatre, or PNC Arts Annex for a performance, please complete the theatre rental form below.

Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center

Built in 2003, the Schuster Center boasts the state-of-the art Mead Theatre and the smaller Mathile Black Box Theatre. The Schuster Center is union IATSE house. Union labor rates apply.

MATHILE THEATRE
Theatre Type: Black Box
Seats: 150

MEAD THEATRE
Theatre Type: Proscenium
Seats: 2,325

Rental Rates & Requirements (PDF)
Schuster Center Technical Summary (PDF)
Marketing Services (PDF)

Before issuing a rental contract, we must have a technical rider, W-9, general liability insurance policy to insure the amount of $3,000,000, and three venue/professional references.

Schuster Center Support Space

In addition to its technical capabilities, the Schuster Center provides outstanding facilities for the performers. Support space for Mead Theatre and the Mathile Theatre includes:

  • Dressing rooms that jointly hold more than 100 performers;
  • Wardrobe, makeup and hair styling rooms;
  • Laundry area;
  • Performers’ lounge; and
  • Additional spaces available upon request.

Visiting companies are also provided an office area in which to conduct business.

The loading dock area features three docks, which can unload and load three trailers simultaneously.

Victoria Theatre

Renovated in 1989 and celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2016, the Victoria Theatre is an intimate performance venue. The Victoria Theatre is union IATSE house. Union labor rates apply.

VICTORIA THEATRE
Theatre Type: Proscenium
Seats: 1,154

Rental Rates & Requirements (PDF)
Victoria Theatre Technical Summary (PDF)
Marketing Services (PDF)

Before issuing a rental contract, we must have a technical rider, W-9, general liability insurance policy to insure the amount of $3,000,000, and three venue/professional references.

Victoria Theatre Support Space

Support space for the Victoria Theatre includes:

  • Dressing rooms that jointly hold up to 70 performers;
  • Wardrobe room;
  • Performers’ lounge;
  • Additional spaces available upon request.

Visiting companies are also provided an area in which to conduct business.

PNC Arts Annex

Dayton’s newest performance and event space is located on the corner of Second and Ludlow Streets, across from the Schuster Center. The PNC Arts Annex is a 12,000-square-foot, one-story space with a spacious studio and a 199-seat black box theatre that can be configured in variety of ways.

THEATRE
Theatre Type: Black Box
Seats: 199

Rental Rates & Requirements (PDF)
PNC Arts Annex Technical Summary (PDF)
Marketing Services (PDF)

Before issuing a rental contract, we must have a technical rider, W-9, general liability insurance policy to insure the amount of $1,000,000, and three venue/professional references.

For more information about renting the Schuster Center, Victoria Theatre, or PNC Arts Annex for a performance, please complete the theatre rental form below.

Performance Theatre Rental Request Form

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