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The Loft Theatre

126 North Main Street
Third Floor
Dayton, Ohio 45402

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Located on the third floor of the Metropolitan Arts Center (MAC), The Loft Theatre is an intimate three-quarter-thrust theatre space where each of the 212 seats is no further than 20 feet from the stage. The Human Race Theatre Company, Dayton’s professional resident theatre company, has called The Loft Theatre its home since the building reopened in 1991 after its transformation into the Metropolitan Arts Center. In addition to The Human Race Theatre Company, other arts organizations make their administrative and rehearsal home in the MAC, including Muse Machine, Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, and Discover Classical WDPR-FM 88.1.

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The Loft Theatre

The Loft Theatre is an intimate three-quarter-thrust theatre stage where each of the 212 seats is no further than 20 feet from the stage.

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The Loft Theatre

Address

126 North Main Street
Third Floor
Dayton, Ohio 45402

From I-75

Take the the Main Street (Rt. 48) exit, follow Main Street south to First Street. The Loft Theatre entrance is located next door to the Victoria Theatre entrance.

From US-35

Take the Main Street (Rt. 48) exit, follow Main Street north to First Street. The Loft Theatre entrance is located next door to the Victoria Theatre entrance.

The Arts Garage

Address

107 North Ludlow Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402

From I-75

Take the Main Street (Rt. 48) exit, follow Main Street south to Monument Avenue. Turn right onto Monument Avenue heading west, then turn left onto Ludlow Street, heading south. The Arts Garage will be on your right, behind the Schuster Center.

From US-35

Take the Main Street (Rt. 48) exit, follow Main Street north to Monument Avenue. Turn left onto Monument Avenue heading west, then turn left onto Ludlow Street, heading south. The Arts Garage will be on your right, behind the Schuster Center.

History

Origins

In 1991, The Arts Center Foundation finished the renovation of the former Metropolitan Department Store into the Metropolitan Arts Center, a contemporary building that houses many of Dayton’s most energetic and innovative organizations such as the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, Muse Machine, and Dayton Public Radio. Tucked in the back of the third floor, where women’s coats used to be sold, was a 1920s bowling alley just waiting to be born again into a 212-seat performance space. Considered to be the most exciting theatre space in Dayton, the Loft Theatre was designed by Dayton architect Dale D. Smith to be home to The Human Race. As a three-quarter thrust stage, The Loft Theatre’s performance area juts out into the audience, allowing the seating to wrap around the front edge and giving each patron a different view of the action onstage. The Loft truly defines the word “intimate” since the furthest seat in the house is only 20 feet away from the actors!

View fo the stage and seats at the Loft Theatre