The Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center is located at Second and Main Streets on the Avenue of the Arts, stands opposite the Victoria Theatre and The Loft Theatre. Like the Victoria Theatre before it, the Schuster Center is a landmark facility for Dayton’s arts and cultural life and a legacy for generations to come.
The Schuster Center is comprised of two distinct structures—a performing arts center and an office/condominium tower—joined as one. The performing arts center serves as the focal point of the facility, and includes the 2,300-seat Mead Theatre, the 150-seat Mathile Theatre, and Citilites Restaurant & Bar. Performance Place, the office/condo tower attached to the Schuster Center, rises 224 feet from the sidewalk, encompassing eight floors of office space and nine stories devoted to luxury condominiums. A Wintergarden, featuring palm trees set against a block-long, glass-enclosed atrium, ties these two elements together. The Wintergarden has quickly become one of Dayton’s premier public gathering space.