Masks required for patrons 6 and over while in our venues. Click here to learn about health and safety procedures.
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Health & Safety

Masks are required for patrons 6 and over while in our venues, except when actively eating or drinking, regardless of vaccination status.

Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test is not required.

Some events may require additional COVID-19 health and safety protocols. If an event does have additional COVID-19 protocols, they will be detailed on that event’s page on this website.

Health and safety procedures are subject to change at any time.

If you are feeling ill or have been exposed to COVID-19 in the 14 days before your performance, please contact the Ticket Office at 937-228-3630.


To increase the health and safety at the Schuster Center, Victoria Theatre, The Loft Theatre, and PNC Arts Annex, Dayton Live has:

  • Installed MERV13 or greater air filters in all air handling units.
  • Increased the flow of outside air into all our venues. The Mead Theatre is 100% outside air – no recycled air!
  • Installed portable HEPA filtration systems (each over 400 CFM and covering 1,500 square feet) for all dressing rooms and other congregating areas backstage.
  • Installed touchless faucets, soap dispensers and paper towel dispensers in all restrooms.
  • Increased hand sanitizing stations throughout all venues.
  • Installed touchless ticket scanners.

For the safety of everyone at Dayton Live, all persons entering our venues will walk through the Evolv Express screening system. Patrons do not need to empty pockets or remove jackets, but bags may be subject to a secondary search if necessary.

Please remember backpacks, large bags, and weapons are prohibited in the Schuster Center, Victoria Theatre, PNC Arts Annex, Metropolitan Arts Center, and The Loft Theatre. The maximum bag size allowed during a performance or event is 16″ x 16″ x 8″. Bags are subject to search.

Coat check will not be available.


If you feel that COVID-19 conditions make it unsafe for you to attend a performance/event in one of our venues, you have several options! Click here to learn more about the COVID-19 Ticket Guarantee.