Welcome to Dayton Live’s Discovery Series! We are thrilled to offer in-person performing arts field trips for the 2023-2024 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 2023-2024 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!
Tickets are $5 for the 2023-2024 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.
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 937-637-8267 to arrange a reservation.
We have created a variety of exciting educational Discovery Workshops for you and your students that are available all year long! Discovery Workshops can be booked on the same day that you see a performance or another day throughout the school year.
Dayton Live is committed to making sure everyone in our community can enjoy live performances in our theatres. One of the important initiatives in that commitment is providing sensory-friendly performances. These productions are specifically designed for children and adults with an autism spectrum disorder, other sensory processing diagnoses, and other special needs. You can expect a reduction of loud or jarring sounds, the absence of flashing or strobe lighting on stage, modification of house lights during the performance, and a judgement-free environment where all patrons can feel free to vocalize or move around the theatre if they need to. Additional resources have been created to help make your theatre-going experience exceptional. More shows are being added, so stay tuned!
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