Acting Up: Young Performer’s Community Theatre
Mason • 513-494-6062
Acting Up is a nonprofit, volunteer group which was founded to provide experiences in all aspects of the theatre arts to young people in the region. Acting Up is committed to providing the community not only with an exceptional finished theatrical product, but a fulfilling, educational, and fun process. See its production of Anything Goes September 22–24, 2017.
Beavercreek Community Theatre
Beavercreek • 937-429-4737
Since 1995, Beavercreek Community Theatre’s goal of appealing to a broad audience has been fulfilled through its selections of multigenerational dramas and musicals. A permanent theatre home has allowed BCT to offer full seasons of theatrical productions, to encourage community involvement in the arts, and to develop a Children’s Theatre program.facebook_account
Dayton • 937-716-8702
Bespoke is a company focused on producing classical theatre. By merging movement, music, dance, masks, and visual art, it creates productions that are visually stimulating and highly entertaining for a contemporary audience. Borrowing inspiration from Medieval Pageant Wagons, Commedia dell’arte, the American carnival and vaudeville, Bespoke presents lively and energetic performances that invite audiences to be actively engaged in the stories that they tell.facebook_account
Brookville Community Theatre
Brookville • 937-833-6790
Northwest of Dayton, just off I-70, the Brookville Community Theatre presents everything from comedies and family-friendly musicals to mysteries and touching dramas. A recipient of several DayTony awards for its productions, the theatre operates in a cozy, modern facility that seats 110 people.facebook_account
Caesar’s Ford Theatre, Inc.
Xenia/Fairborn • 937-376-3857
Caesar’s Ford Theatre, Inc. is a nonprofit performing arts organization with a mission to educate the public about the history of Ohio and classic literary works through the performing arts. In collaboration with the City of Fairborn’s Division of Parks & Recreation, an annual outdoor theatre production will be performed in late summer at the Atherton Amphitheatre. See this year’s production, The Thirteen Clocks, September 8–10 and 15–17, 2017.facebook_account
Children’s Performing Arts of Miamisburg (CPAM)
Miamisburg • 937-867-0353
Children’s Performing Arts of Miamisburg (CPAM) is dedicated to promoting to all area youths the appreciation of the performing arts through education, practice, and performance, and to enriching the lives of those participants by strengthening the performing arts of our communities. CPAM offers the opportunity for children to develop their talents and get involved in all aspects of theatre.facebook_account
The Children’s Theatre of Mason, Inc. (CTM)
Mason • 513-398-0116
The mission of The Children’s Theatre of Mason is to expose children to all aspects of theatrical production and help them develop an appreciation for the performing arts. CTM, a nonprofit organization, produces two productions each season and offers children the opportunity to take part as performers, crew members, set builders, make-up assistants, and more.
Class Act Drama Group
Beavercreek • 937-848-6478
Class Act Drama Group is a 501(c)(3) homeschool drama group for middle and high school students. It’s been in existence since 2010, and past performances include Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Tarzan, and Hello Dolly. Rehearsals are typically on Friday afternoons in Beavercreek, with annual performances in early June (plus an additional fall show in some years).facebook_account
Dare 2 Defy Productions
Centerville • 937-999-9949
Dare 2 Defy Productions is producing the finest quality large-scale entertainment consisting exclusively of compensated local talent. As the recognized local entertainment value, Dare 2 Defy Productions positively impacts the community both culturally and economically. Dare 2 Defy Productions, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation created to support local, nonunion, professional talent. Their mission is to present consistent, high-quality entertainment that is accessible, relatable, and affordable.
Dayton • 937-424-8477
The Dayton Playhouse is a community theatre that has been providing outstanding theatrical productions to Dayton Region audiences of all ages for more than 50 years. The Playhouse is nationally recognized for FutureFest, a festival of new plays.
Dayton Theatre Guild
Dayton • 937-278-5993
The Dayton Theatre Guild began in 1945 and has continued its tradition of producing a combination of contemporary plays along with the classics using all-volunteer casts, crews, and administration. Anyone with a passion for theatre can find a home at DTG regardless of prior experience.facebook_account
Fairfield • 513 867-5348
Fairfield Footlighters is a nonprofit community theatre committed to making the theatrical experience more accessible to the public and providing more opportunities for young artists to enhance their dramatic skills.facebook_account
The Human Race Theatre Company
Dayton • 937-461-3823
The Human Race Theatre Company has been delivering the beauty, drama, and excitement of live professional theatre to Dayton and southwestern Ohio since 1986. Its Loft Season provides the region’s audiences with productions of award-winning, cutting-edge dramas, American classics, and regional and world premieres made just for them, and a new works series introduces theatre lovers to plays and musicals currently in development. Additionally, education and engagement programs address the cultural needs of a broad array of citizens throughout the Miami Valley.
Kettering Children’s Theatre
Kettering • 937-296-0294
For over two decades, Kettering Children’s Theatre has presented professionally produced and directed youth-oriented productions. The Kettering Children’s Theatre is a non-auditioned theatrical instruction program for students in grades five through nine. The program allows youth of all theatrical levels an equal opportunity to perform on stage. Kettering Children’s Theatre is sponsored by the City of Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department and supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council.
Lebanon Theatre Company, Inc.
Lebanon • 513-228-0932
Lebanon Theatre Company is a nonprofit organization providing community theatre in an intimate 105-seat theater. The mission of LTC is to organize, sponsor, produce, and promote high-quality amateur theatrical productions and to promote and develop theatrical arts education for the Warren County area.
Middletown Lyric Theatre
Middletown • 513-425-7140
Since 1978, Middletown Lyric Theatre has brought quality community theatre to the Middletown area and beyond. The mission of MLT is to inspire, nurture, challenge, educate, and empower its artists and audiences while continuing a long-standing tradition of producing affordable, accessible theatre for the community it serves.facebook_account
The Playground Theatre
Dayton • 937-681-4543 or 937-657-1726
The Playground Theatre’s mission is to establish an actor-driven theatre rooted in realism. It examines the human condition through the eyes of the Millennial Generation by telling honest and resonant stories with the stage as its Playground.
Kettering • 888-262-3792
Since 1960, Playhouse South has been known by many names and has been housed in a variety of locations. The all-volunteer organization puts on several musicals each year. Operating funds are obtained from box office receipts and patron donations.facebook_account
Springfield Civic Theatre
Springfield • [email protected]
Springfield Civic Theatre has been providing quality community theatre to the Clark County and Springfield community for more than 85 years.facebook_account
Springfield • [email protected]
Founded in 2004, StageWorks is Springfield’s alternative theatre company, producing local productions of classic and contemporary plays. Auditions are open to the public and performances take place at the historic State Theater in downtown Springfield.facebook_account
Tipp City Players Community Theatre
Tipp City • 937-667-SHOW (7469)
The primary purpose of the Tipp City Players, Inc. is the promotion of cultural, theatrical, and musical arts in Tipp City and its environs.facebook_account
Town Hall Theatre
Washington Township • 937-433-8957
Washington Township’s Town Hall Theatre is dedicated to inspiring personal growth in young people and creating shared performing arts experiences for families. Select professionally trained artists share their craft, seek out plays that speak directly to young people, and offer a range of performance opportunities, classes, and community outreach.
Troy Civic Theatre
Troy • 937-339-7700
Since 1965, Troy Civic Theatre has provided quality family entertainment and live theatre experiences for the Upper Miami Valley. Productions include comedies, musicals, dramas, tragedies, children’s theatre, repertory company, and community outreach theatre.
The Undercroft Players’ mission is to bring audiences quality, local, professionally presented theatre at an affordable price and to teach youth of all ages how to express themselves in a creative, healthy, professional, disciplined environment. They are currently located in the basement of First Lutheran Church in downtown Dayton.facebook_account
Vandalia Youth Theatre
Established in 1991, Vandalia Youth Theatre is a nonprofit educational organization committed to making high-quality live theatre accessible, relevant, and memorable for young people. Each summer, VYT produces several shows and musicals for children kindergarten through grade 12. Every child who auditions is cast in a show, regardless of experience or ability.
Victoria Theatre Association
Dayton • 937-228-7591
The Victoria Theatre Association is a nonprofit organization presenting more than 300 performances for all ages annually. VTA owns and operates three arts facilities in downtown Dayton for the benefit of the community—the historic Victoria Theatre, the Loft Theatre, and the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center. The Schuster Center, which opened in 2003, is renowned nationally for its state-of-the-art acoustics and architecture. The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Dayton Ballet, and Dayton Opera utilize the Schuster Center and the Victoria Theatre, as do national touring companies and guest artists presented by the VTA. The Loft Theatre is home to The Human Race Theatre Company.
Xenia Area Community Theater
Xenia • 937-372-0516
Xenia Area Community Theater offers a season of stage performances, summer youth programs, and workshops. They operate in conjunction with the X*ACT Arts Center at the same location.facebook_account
Yellow Springs Theater Company
With a belief that theater can enrich the soul, challenge the mind and expand the heart of the diverse community in which it serves, the Yellow Springs Theater Company is committed to producing new and classic works of theater that fearlessly examine and illuminate the human condition: past, present, and future.facebook_account
YS Kids Playhouse (YSKP)
Yellow Springs • 937-767-7800
Founded in 1995 and incorporated as a nonprofit in 1997, YSKP aims to cultivate the development of future actors, leaders, patrons, and audiences, and to enhance art awareness in the community through arts education programming and the creation of original multimedia theater for youth.
Zoot Theatre Company
Dayton • 937-875-ZOOT (9668)
Zoot Theatre Company is a forward-thinking theatrical design company specializing in puppets and masks. It was founded in 2006 and was later incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 2009. Since its founding, Zoot has prided itself on its ability to blend the visual and performing arts, using the stage as its gallery.