Military Appreciation Performances

Saluting Active Military and Veterans with Complimentary Ballet, Opera or Philharmonic Tickets

The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance and Dayton Aerospace, Inc. present the Military Appreciation Program for active-duty military members, retired veterans and Wright-Patterson AFB government civilian employees in the Miami Valley. Two performances per season (two sets of two complimentary tickets) are offered to military households over the course of the 2019–2020 Titans Season—one performance in the 2019 calendar year and one performance in 2020. Additional tickets are available for sale. Ask about military and student discounts!

Performances by Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera and Dayton Philharmonic are included in the schedule.

Tickets are available at Ticket Center Stage, located in the Wintergarden of the Schuster Center at 1 West Second Street (at the corner of Second and North Main Streets in downtown Dayton) or by calling (937) 228-3630 to reserve your tickets. A valid active-duty military, veteran, or government civilian ID must be presented in person.

Box office hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm, and 2 hours before each performance.

One pair of tickets in the 2019 calendar year (September – December) and one pair in 2020 (January – June) selected from the listed performance schedule below per military household will be available for pickup in person.

A limited number of tickets per performance date will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis. Inquiries may be made to (937) 228-3630 regarding how many assigned tickets are still available for the Military Appreciation Program in a given performance.

Military Appreciation Program Performance Schedule
All performances are held at the Schuster Center unless otherwise indicated.

September 2019 – December 2019

January 2020 – June 2020



“Dayton Aerospace, Inc. is pleased to be the presenting sponsor of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance’s Military Appreciation Program. Our company consists almost entirely of retired senior military leaders and Department of Defense (DoD) civilian employees and as such, we know first-hand the sacrifices and challenges faced by those who serve our country. Our support of this program, which provides complimentary tickets to active duty members, retirees, DoD civilians and their families, reflects our gratitude and commitment to the men and women who keep our country safe.”- Jim Ratti, President, Dayton Aerospace, Inc.

“This is our way of thanking our military personnel and their families for their continued service to our great country. It’s also a unique opportunity for military members and veterans who may not be familiar with Dayton’s wonderful performing arts.”
– Patricia McDonald, Interim President & CEO, Dayton Performing Arts Alliance

Dayton Aerospace, Inc. Presenting Sponsor, Military Appreciation Program