2022 Holiday Sale

The Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera, and Dayton Philharmonic Holiday Sales are finally here! From November 13 through December 4, save on tickets to select holiday performances with our BOGO deal–Buy One, Get One 20% off.

Hometown Holiday Featuring Amahl and the Night Visitors

The Dayton Philharmonic and Dayton Opera join forces to present a holiday spectacular that is sure to fill our hearts with the spirit of the season.

Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Winter Concert

Founded in 1937 by Paul Katz, the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra brings together the greater Dayton area’s most gifted young orchestral musicians, providing the opportunity to study and perform a broad range of orchestral repertoire. The DPYO is committed to inspiring an overall cultural awareness and appreciation of music in its members and audiences, strengthening our region’s existing school music programs, and helping stimulate interest in the development of school orchestral programs where none exist.

The Nutcracker

Dayton Ballet returns to the Schuster Center this holiday season for Dayton’s most beloved holiday tradition of The Nutcracker. Join Clara, accompanied by her gallant Nutcracker Prince, on a dreamy trip to the Land of Sweets, where she meets Mother Ginger, the Marzipan Shepherdesses, Ribbon Candy, the Dew Drops, and, of course, the Sugar Plum Fairy and her dashing Cavalier, as well as many other dazzling characters along the way. Dayton Philharmonic joins to perform Tchaikovsky’s sparkling score for a holiday event to enjoy with family and friends!

Handel's Messiah

Escape from the busy holiday season and join Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton Opera Chorus, and Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Chorus as they present one of the most glorious oratorios of all time, George Fredric Handel’s Messiah.

Bach's Lunch

The Carillon Brass is thrilled once again to present a favorite Dayton holiday concert affectionately entitled Bach’s Lunch. All five members of the Carillon Brass are members of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. This popular holiday tradition is sponsored by the Richard A. and Mary T. Whitney Fund. The program will feature traditional holiday favorites as well as other music for brass instruments, presented in a lighthearted, audience-friendly format. Come listen to some fun, festive music and share in the joy of the holiday season with DPO’s Carillon Brass.

Sensory-Friendly Nutcracker

This production is great for all families, especially for people with autism, sensory sensitivities, or other social, learning or cognitive disabilities. You can expect a reduction of loud or jarring sounds, the absence of flashing or strobe lighting on stage, modification of house lights during the performance, and a judgment-free environment where all patrons are free to vocalize or move around the theatre.

What’s On Next?

Dec 2

Hometown Holiday Featuring Amahl and the Night Visitors

December 2, 2022 7:30 pm

Schuster Center

Dec 4

Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Winter Concert

December 4, 2022 3:00 pm

Schuster Center

Dec 9

The Nutcracker

December 9, 2022 7:30 pm

Schuster Center

Dec 14

Handel's Messiah

December 14, 2022 7:30 pm

Schuster Center

Dec 16

Bach's Lunch (Sold Out)

December 16, 2022 10:00 am

The Loft Theatre

Radio Broadcasts with the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance

EVERY WEEKEND on Discover Classical!

In collaboration with Discover Classical, Dayton Performing Arts Alliance (DPAA) is proud to broadcast DPAA programs on Discover Classical! Every weekend, Discover Classical will broadcast a previously recorded concert programming from Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera, or the Dayton Philharmonic for the southwest Ohio region to tune in and enjoy from the comfort of their homes.

Latest News

DPAA’s SuperPops Series Continues with Hometown Holiday, Featuring One-Act Opera Amahl and the Night Visitors

DAYTON, OH (Nov. 22, 2022) – Dayton Performing Arts Alliance presents Hometown Holiday, featuring the one-act opera Amahl and the Night Visitors as part of the SuperPops Series, Friday, Dec. 2, and Dec. 3, at 7:30 pm in the Mead Theater of the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center. Hometown Holiday is a collaboration with Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton Opera, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Kettering Children’s Choir, and numerous community and school choirs.

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Performance Highlight

Featuring stellar soloists, two choruses, and the Dayton Philharmonic, Epic Opera was a celebration of opera and a true showcase that opera is for everyone.

Want to hear more great opera works live and in person? The thrill of attending phenomenal performances can be yours all season long in the 2022–2023 Season.