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Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Presents

DPAA Family Series

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The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Family Series is a favorite for families and kids of all ages.

The DPAA Family Series starts with two perfectly spooky and kid-friendly performances–PhilharMonster with the Dayton Philharmonic and The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow with the Dayton Ballet. In December, you’ll travel to the magical Land of Sweets with the Dayton Ballet’s The Nutcracker.

In the spring, follow the adventure of The Mysterious Maestro along with the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, and put a feather in your cap at Peter Pan with the Dayton Ballet.

Become a subscriber and make the most of your experience at the DPAA Family Series. Join the DPAA for the entire season, or choose performances that appeal to you most with a DPAA Create Your Own subscription. Whether you’re a long-time fan or brand new to DPAA’s family-friendly performances, the 2022–2023 Season is one you don’t want to miss!

DPAA Family Series Subscriber Benefits

Your Subscription, Your Seats

Enjoy the same seat for all performances in your subscription series.

Discounted Tickets

Save up to 25% off single-ticket prices for all tickets included in your subscription.

Subscriber Guest Passes

Get 10% off additional tickets purchased throughout the season.

Ticket Replacement

Can’t find your ticket? No worries! As a subscriber, you can get a reissued ticket at no additional cost.

Hassle-Free Exchanges

Not able to attend your selected performance date? Exchange your ticket from one night into another of the same production, so you don’t miss a thing.

Special VIP Events

As a subscriber, you’ll get invitations to exclusive events and concerts.

DPAA Dining Card

Enjoy a 10% discount at participating area restaurants on performance night.

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Events In This Series

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2022-2023 Season


Oct 23, 2022

Schuster Center

Gasps, giggles, and costumes abound during this afternoon when everyone prepares for the hauntingly hilarious Halloween season. Before the concert, the DPO will provide activities and treats in the Wintergarden.

A ballet dancer reads The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow in front of a dancer dressed as the headless horseman
2022-2023 Season

The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

Oct 28 - Oct 30, 2022

Victoria Theatre

October is the perfect setting for Dayton Ballet’s brand-new production. The haunting story of the Headless Horseman comes to life with all the same characters of this familiar tale.

Two dancers in costume for The Nutcracker dance
2022-2023 Season

The Nutcracker

Dec 9 - Dec 18, 2022

Schuster Center

Dayton Ballet returns to the Schuster Center this holiday season for Dayton’s most beloved holiday tradition. Dayton Philharmonic joins to perform Tchaikovsky’s sparkling score for a holiday event to enjoy with family and friends!

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2022-2023 Season

The Mysterious Maestro

Mar 12, 2023

Schuster Center

A concert-story about a little girl named Hannah who loves to sing but who has moved to the town of Hamelin where music is forbidden! Fueled by the music of composers like Verdi, Mendelssohn, Liszt, and performed by the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.

A dancer dressed as Wendy and a dancer dressed as Peter Pan fly through the sky
2022-2023 Season

Peter Pan

Apr 21 - Apr 23, 2023

Schuster Center

The timeless story of Peter Pan extols the virtues of eternal youth and of keeping our childlike wonder. With fun-filled choreography, rich with humor and including witty nods to classic ballets, and enchanting music by Carmen DeLeone, Dayton Ballet’s trip to Neverland will surely keep us all young at heart!