Dayton Performing Arts Alliance 2020-2021 Performance Update

Posted: August 19, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Updated: September 15, 2020 at 5:00 pm

The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance today regretfully announces that all live in-theatre performances through December 30, 2020 have been canceled or rescheduled. The DPAA has made this decision in order to ensure the safety of all concerned during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Several performances that will be canceled in the next several weeks will be given the proper premiere that they deserve in the 2021–2022 season. These performances, highlighting the artistic creativity and collaboration of the DPAA, include the The Art of Us: A Dayton Mosaic, Dayton Ballet’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and Dayton Opera’s Finding Wright. Additionally, seasonal favorites that have become a staple in the Dayton community will return as well, including PhilharMonster, Handel’s Messiah, and Dayton Ballet’s The Nutcracker.

2020–2021  Performance Update

The DPAA rescheduled or canceled performances are as follows:

Original Dates Current Status Future Plan What To Do with Your Tickets
The Art of Us: A Dayton Mosaic – Season Opening Spectacular Sept 12 & 13, 2020 CANCELED Will be available as part of 2021‒2022 season** —————–
Handel’s Messiah Dec 16, 2020 CANCELED
Beethoven 4, Rach 3 Oct 2 & 3, 2020 CANCELED
Beethoven 7 and Wagner Oct 23 & 24, 2020 CANCELED
Cole Porter in Concert Oct 16 & 17, 2020 CANCELED
Hometown Holiday Dec 4 & 5, 2020 CANCELED
Rockin’ Orchestra
Dayton Funk Sept 26, 2020 RESCHEDULED for April 17, 2021 ———– concert rescheduled to new date in current season
One Vision: The Music of Queen Nov 13, 2020 RESCHEDULED for date TBD ———– concert rescheduled to new date in current season
Landslide: The Music of Fleetwood Mac Apr 17, 2021 CANCELED
High Octane Strings Oct 25, 2020 CANCELED
PhilharMonster Halloween Concert Oct 18, 2020 CANCELED
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Oct 29, 2020 CANCELED Will be available as part of 2021‒2022 season**
The Nutcracker Dec 11-21, 2020 CANCELED
La Traviata Nov 20 & 22, 2020 RESCHEDULED for April 24, 2021 at 3pm and 8pm ———– concert rescheduled to new date in current season
Don Giovanni Feb 26 & 28, 2021 RESCHEDULED for February 27, 2021 at 3pm and 8pm ———– concert rescheduled to new date in current season
Finding Wright Apr 23 & 25, 2021 CANCELED Will be available as part of 2021‒2022 season**

**NOTE: These programs will be performed in the 2021–2022 season. Ticketholders for these performances for the current 2020–2021 season are encouraged to donate the value of their tickets or put the value on account for future use. Please call the box office at (937) 228-3630 for assistance.

Ticketing Information

Rescheduled Performances: When a performance is rescheduled to a new date within the 2020‒2021 season, current ticket holders will automatically be transferred to the new date with seat selection remaining the same.

Canceled Performances: For patrons with tickets to a canceled performance, the DPAA offers the following options: 

1. Donate the value of your tickets to the DPAA. Your tax-deductible donation today means that the next time you join us for a Dayton Opera, Dayton Ballet, or Dayton Philharmonic performance, we will be here to share the joy of live performances with you once more, as a healthy, vibrant and financially secure organization.

  • Subscribers who donate tickets valued at $100 or higher will receive access to our new DPAA Autumn Streams, Holiday Streams, and Family Streams. Please call the ticketing office at (937) 228-3630 or send an email to [email protected]

2. Put the value of your tickets on account. The Ticket Office can put your funds on account for future use. 

3. Receive a refund if your performance has been canceled. If your performance has been canceled, we can provide a full refund for your tickets. However, we encourage you to consider the role that the performing arts play in your life and how vital the arts are to the culture, vibrancy and very fabric of our Dayton community. We ask that you consider donating the value of your tickets or putting that value on account in order to support the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance and the art forms we all enjoy so much.

To carry out these options, please call the ticketing office at (937) 228-3630 or send an email to [email protected]. The Dayton Live Ticket Office phones are open Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 6 pm. You can also click on the link beside each performance above for a streamlined approach to your ticketing options.

Please keep in mind that when calling the Dayton Live Ticket Office, due to high volumes you may be on hold for some time and it may take two to three business days to process your request. We appreciate your patience and your understanding.

Your support today is more important than ever. As a nonprofit arts organization, the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance relies on the people we serve. That has never been more true than during this time of event closures as our community works together to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Please consider the role the performing arts play in your life, and if you would like to make a donation above and beyond the donation of the value of your ticket to support the DPAA, please click here:

If you are a federal employee and would like to give to the DPAA through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), please visit