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Dayton Live Presents

Discovery Series

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Welcome to Dayton Live’s Discovery Series!

We are thrilled to offer in-person performing arts field trips for the 2022-2023 Season!

More than 1 million students have experienced the wonder of live performance since this series debuted in 1991. In all those years, the belief that arts education is an essential component of every student’s academic journey has never wavered.

The 2022-2023 Season is full of exciting opportunities for you and your students to attend carefully selected shows that enhance Ohio state academic standards throughout multiple subject areas. Studies have shown that the Arts have a real impact on a student’s reading and language skills, mathematics skills, thinking skills, social skills, and motivation to learn. When you add a Discovery Series experience to your academic calendar, you are inspiring new pathways for achievement both inside and outside of the classroom for your students.

Discovery Series performances will take place in three of Dayton Live’s theatre spaces – the Victoria Theatre, the Schuster Center, and the PNC Arts Annex. Each one offers a unique and magical venue for your students to engage with the performing arts.

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!

Click here to download a PDF copy of the 2022-2023 Discovery Series brochure!

Ordering Tickets for the 2022-2023 Season

  1. Complete the online order form
  2. No payment will be required when you click “submit.”
  3. After you submit your order form, you will automatically receive an email with your registration information.
  4. You will be contacted by Dayton Live’s Education & Engagement team for payment.
  5. All balances and final numbers are due at least four weeks prior to your performance or your order may be canceled to accommodate our waiting list.

Tickets are $5 for the 2022-2023 Season. Ticket scholarships are available for schools with financial concerns. If you are a home educator, Dayton Live is an ACE Qualified Education Service Provider!

Please review the Discovery Series Payment & Performance Policies before ordering your tickets.

Resource Guides

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.

Stay For Lunch!

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 937-637-8267 to arrange a reservation.

Discovery Master Classes

We have created a variety of exciting educational Discovery Master Classes for you and your students that are available all year long! Discovery Master Classes can be booked on the same day that you see a performance or another day throughout the school year.

Carolyn Seymour

Manager – Education & Engagement

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Events In This Series

People learn about the funk box at the PNC Arts Annex
2022-2023 Season

Discovery: The Funk Box Experience

Feb 6 - Feb 10, 2023

PNC Arts Annex

Best for grades 4-12.

Actors sing and dance on stage.
2022-2023 Season

Discovery: Grimmz Fairy Tales

Feb 10, 2023

Schuster Center

Best for grades 2-8.

An actor portrays Harold in The Adventures Of Harold And The Purple Crayton
2022-2023 Season

Discovery: The Adventures Of Harold And The Purple Crayon

Mar 10, 2023

Victoria Theatre

Best for grades PreK-5.

An actor portraying Junie B. Jones reads a book
2022-2023 Season

Discovery: Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide To School

Apr 11, 2023

Victoria Theatre

Best for grades K-4.

Lightwire Theater's Hare and Tortoise outlined in electroluminescent light
2022-2023 Season

Discovery: The Adventures Of Tortoise And Hare - The Next Gen

Apr 14, 2023

Victoria Theatre

Best for grades K-12.