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Clark, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Preble county residents enjoy a wealth of artistic endeavors, from theaters to music to dance and more.
Performing Arts Center
300 S. Fountain Ave.
Springfield, OH 45506 937-328-3874
Clark State’s Performing Arts Center is a hub to a number of national troupes and artists. With its 1,500-seat Kuss Auditorium, 200-seat Turner Studio Theatre and the Salerno Educational Center, the 86,000-square-foot facility can accommodate a wide range of events and educational activities. The Kuss Auditorium is known for its acoustics and regularly plays host to national touring acts and the Springfield Symphony Orchestra.
Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
126 N. Main St., Suite 210
Dayton, OH 45402 937-224-3521
In July 2012, Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton Ballet and Dayton Opera announced a groundbreaking merger, forming the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, the first and only merger of its kind in the nation. Founded in 1933, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra comprises 83 contracted musicians. The second-oldest regional ballet company in the U.S., Dayton Ballet is one of the top three dance companies in the nation that produces and presents new work, as well as the only dance company to establish a fund designated specifically to create new full-length 21st-century ballets. From the first meetings of its founders in 1960, Dayton Opera has enriched the cultural life of the Miami Valley. In 2003, Dayton Opera moved to its new home at the Schuster Center, enabling the company to produce bigger and better productions in an acoustically superior theater.
Human Race Theatre Company
126 N. Main St., Suite 300
Dayton, OH 45402 937-461-3823
The Human Race Theatre Company has been producing dramas, comedies, musicals and more for 30 years. Its season runs from September through June in the 212-seat Loft Theatre.
Springfield Symphony Orchestra
300 S. Fountain Ave.
Springfield, OH 45506 937-325-8100
The Springfield Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1943 by Edwin Juergens, William Minnick and William Fiedler, the organization’s first conductor. The SSO sponsors a Youth Symphony, Youth Chamber Orchestra, Youth String Ensemble and Children’s Choir. During the summer months, the SSO presents a free outdoor concert as part of the Springfield Arts Council’s Summer Arts Festival.