Welcome to Dayton Live’s Discovery Series!
The Discovery Series is a curated series of performing arts experiences that provide schools and their students with new pathways for achievement both inside and outside of the classroom.
Because we believe that arts education is an essential component of every student’s academic journey, each Discovery Series production has been carefully selected to enhance Ohio state academic standards throughout multiple subject areas. For many years, studies have shown the arts have a real impact on a student’s reading and language skills, mathematics skills, thinking skills, social skills, and motivation to learn.
Thank you for investing in a field trip to the Discovery Series and making the arts a priority in the academic lives of our young people!
Our free, downloadable online resource guides for each production are full of practical information and grade-specific activities for you and your students. Resource guides contain a synopsis, production notes, and before-and-after activities. You can find a link to a specific show’s Resource Guide on the show’s page or in our Resource Guide library.
If you have students who would like to eat their lunches after the show at our facility, we have several studio spaces that can be reserved just for you! Call 937-228-7591, ext. 3039 to arrange a reservation.
We have created a variety of exciting educational Group Master Classes for you and your students that are available all year long! Group Master Classes can be booked on the same day that you see a performance or another day throughout the school year.
Did you know the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance has launched Arts Explorer Streams? These streaming events provide free, virtual arts education programming in three areas – orchestral music, opera, and ballet. Every program features lessons, activity ideas, performances, and more! Get started exploring today and check back often because additional content will be added throughout the school year. Public, private, and home educators can register for free to access everything here!
Proof of COVID vaccination or negative COVID test required for patrons 12 and over at performances. Masks required for patrons 6 and over. By purchasing a ticket to an event at a Dayton Live venue, you are acknowledging and accepting our health and safety policies.