Do you remember the first time you went to the theatre?

So, what is it about the arts that rank it with the first kiss, first car or the first love? What internal shift occurs to imprint this experience indelibly on our psyche?

At Victoria Theatre Association, we celebrate numerous firsts with you — from the first time a child steps on stage, to the first Broadway show you see, to the first experience as a tourist in Dayton, to, perhaps, your wedding day. We delight in our role in the fabric of Dayton life.


A special first theatre experience for Chloe and her family.


Meet Fischer as he shares his love of theatre.


Join Betty as she passes the theatre tradition along through future generations.

Join Maeda and her sister Myra as they share some Broadway firsts.

Discover another VTA First as Doktor Kaboom shares his first theatre experiences.

Our sensory-friendly performances enable many families’ first arts experiences.

Join the hundreds of Annual Fund donors who help make these experiences possible by making your tax-deductible gift today! Call 937-228-7591, ext. 3028, or send your donation via mail to Victoria Theatre Association, Attn: Annual Fund, 138 N. Main Street, Dayton, OH 45402.



Paula McLaughlin
Manager – Individual Giving & Donor Relations
937-228-7591, ext. 3018