Ramzi Khalaf in The Kite Runner National Tour photo by Bekah Lynn Photography
The Human Race Theatre Company and Dayton Live Presents

The Kite Runner

May 28 - Jun 2, 2024

2 Hour 30 Minutes

Including 20-Minute Intermission

Victoria Theatre

$25.50 - $79.50


Based on Khaled Hosseini’s beloved, international best-selling novel, THE KITE RUNNER is a powerful new play adapted by Matthew Spangler that follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption.

Afghanistan is a divided country, and two childhood friends are about to be torn apart. It’s a beautiful afternoon in Kabul and the skies are full of the excitement and joy of a kite flying tournament. But neither of the boys can foresee the incident which will change their lives forever. Told across two decades and two continents, THE KITE RUNNER is an unforgettable journey of forgiveness, and shows us all that we can be good again.

The Human Race Theatre Company and Dayton Live are proud to bring this national tour to Dayton.


“Talk Back” With Company Members – Wednesday, May 29

After the show, company members (subject to change) will comment on the production and take questions from the audience. Those with a ticket for that night’s performance may attend free of charge. Dayton Live Chief Creative Officer Gary Minyard will moderate. Click here to buy tickets for Wednesday night!

Afghan Community Celebration – Friday, May 31

Members of southwest Ohio’s Afghan community are invited to attend any performance, but especially this Friday performance to experience the Afghans in Dayton exhibit located in the reception room on the third floor/balcony level of the theatre. Click here to buy tickets for Friday night!

Parents’ Day Out – Saturday, June 1 at 2 p.m.

Can’t find a babysitter? Don’t let that keep you from the show! The Human Race Theatre Company is offering a free theatre activity workshop for kids 5-12 in The Human Race Theatre Company rehearsal room during the Saturday, June 1 performance at 2 p.m. of THE KITE RUNNER. Child drop-off is at 1:30 p.m. You must have tickets for that afternoon’s 2 p.m. performance of THE KITE RUNNER. Click here to register for the workshop! Don’t have your tickets yet for the Saturday, June 1 performance at 2 p.m.? Click here to buy tickets for the Saturday matinee!


There is power in kindness. Kites Of Kindness is a community engagement project that invited people in the Dayton region and beyond to create messages of hope and support for people suffering all over the world onto paper kite templates. The goal was to collect 10,000 kites from the community and have them on display in the Victoria Theatre lobby during the run of THE KITE RUNNER and other locations in the Dayton region. Click here to learn more about Kites Of Kindness!


Visit this special exhibit and learn more about Afghans in Dayton who live, work and contribute to our community. The exhibit will honor Afghan culture and include historical information, artifacts, and a short film about Afghanistan. Open during each performance of THE KITE RUNNER.

Age Recommendation

THE KITE RUNNER is recommended for audiences ages 13 and up. The production includes scenes depicting violence and strong language. Dayton Live encourages you to do your research on specific titles and decide what is appropriate for you and your party before tickets are purchased. All audience members must have a ticket, regardless of age. For the consideration of all patrons, children on laps and/or babes in arms are not permitted at most Dayton Live presentations.


We recognize that the heart of an arts organization will always be the people we bring together and experiences we share.

Sign interpretation and/or audio description available upon request. Please let the ticket agent know at least two weeks before the performance if you would like either of these services when you order your tickets from Dayton Live. Please understand that while we will make every effort to make reasonable accommodations, certain requests may not be able to be honored.

For detailed accessibility information, including seating, audio, and sign interpretation please visit our Accessibility page.


The Arts Garage, on the northwest corner of Second and Ludlow Streets, open for all performances at the Schuster Center, Victoria Theatre, and PNC Arts Annex. The Arts Garage is owned and operated by Dayton Live, so parking there actually helps support the arts venues used by all our great arts organizations. For more parking information, visit our Directions & Parking page.

Ticket Information

Dayton Live is the only outlet authorized to sell tickets to events at the Schuster Center, Victoria Theatre, PNC Arts Annex, and The Loft Theatre. To learn more about Season Tickets, gift certificates, and Ticket Office hours, call 937-228-3630 or visit DaytonLive.org.

Health & Safety

Click here to learn about our most recent health and safety policies.

Group Tickets

Want to bring a group? Visit our group information page!

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Ramzi Khalaf in THE KITE RUNNER National Tour. Photo by Bekah Lynn Photography.

Plus service fees. Prices subject to change.

Ramzi Khalaf in The Kite Runner National Tour photo by Bekah Lynn Photography


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May 28, 7:30PM
May 28
May 29, 7:30PM
May 29
May 30, 7:30PM
May 30
May 31, 8:00PM
May 31
Jun 1, 2:00PM
Jun 1
Jun 1, 8:00PM
Jun 1
Jun 2, 1:00PM
Jun 2
Jun 2, 6:30PM
Jun 2