We have a three-quarter thrust stage set-up. This means that patrons are seated on three of the four sides of the stage. All performances at our theatre are general admission, and seats are selected upon entering the theatre space. Generally, the house opens 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance, and the earlier you arrive, the better seat selection you will have. Our house only has about 112 seats, so every seat is a good one. We can occasionally add seats to accommodate additional patrons if staging for the production allows.
Our facility is designed to allow for wheelchair access. We have disabled parking along the side of the building (Hugo Street) along with a wheelchair ramp, disabled bathroom facility, and the ability to remove chairs on our stage level to accommodate wheelchairs. Stage level chairs are also great for those unable to climb stairs. If using the drop-off zone, please do NOT leave your vehicle unattended. Please drop-off, park, and then enter the theatre.
We have a parking lot behind our building. The parking log can be accessed from Hugo Street or Bainbridge Street.
Audio Assistance – Hearing Challenged (Effective 1/1/2018)
For those patrons with hearing challenges, we are pleased to offer an audio listening system (ALS). For those patrons with either a hearing aid or cochlear implant with a T-Coil setting, we have two loop devices which are designed to be worn around your neck and broadcast directly to your device. For others, we have six noise cancelling headsets that can be worn over the ears throughout the performance. If you need hearing assistance, please stop by our Box Office and request an ALS system.
Photos and Videos
Due to copyright laws, it is absolutely forbidden to record any performance. Therefore, please refrain from using any recording devices during performances. Also, as a result of the copyright law, Dayton Theatre Guild cannot record performances and provide recorded performance to patrons, actors, and/or their families. In addition to recording, we ask patrons to not take flash photographs during performances. Doing so can put the actors in danger due to the flash of bright light.
Restaurants Near DTG
Dublin Pub, Wheat Penny, The Trolley Stop, Corner Kitchen, Franco’s Ristorante Italiano, China Buffet, Lucky’s Taproom & Eatery, Roost Modern Italian, Blind Bob’s, Oregon Express, Jay’s Seafood, Salar Restaurant & Lounge, Lily’s Bistro, Thai 9
Opening Night Reception
As a tradition, after the performance opening night we have a reception. The reception is free and normally includes light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. For the 2017-18 season, Wheat Penny generously provides our opening night reception with their delicious pizzas. Wheat Penny is also a great place to dine before the show. Make sure to tell them the Dayton Theatre Guild suggested a visit.
Not all (but most) of our productions include an intermission. However, for those that do include an intermission, we have a tradition of providing free home baked goods. This is only possible through the generous support of patrons that bake at home and provide them to us to thank our patrons.
When you access the ticket system through the Dayton Theatre Guild web page, the page will not necessarily look like it is a secure web page. This is because you are accessing it through a frame. Although the frame is secure, we know some will be uncomfortable making a purchase if they are not aware of how to verify the security of the frame. Therefore, you can also access the ticket system directly at daytontheatreguild.thundertix.com to show that you are on a secured page.
Ticket Prices (Individual)
Our 2017-18 ticket prices are as follows:
Student RUSH $6.00 Only available at the theatre. These tickets are for students that are willing to stand by and wait until the final five minutes before the show starts in order to buy tickets, if tickets are available. However, we cannot guarantee RUSH tickets will be available.
*The prices show above do NOT include a $1.00 per ticket service fee charged to patrons who purchase tickets online or by telephone.
Ticket Prices (Group)
To qualify for group pricing you need to have at least ten (10) or more individuals in your group. To purchase group tickets, visit our Tickets Page. Select the production and date you wish to attend. On the Ticket Selection Page, add at least ten (10) tickets (Adult and/or Senior) to your order. On the Checkout Page, enter the Coupon Code: GROUP in the Coupon Box and click the Apply Button. A ten percent discount will be applied to your order. Complete the remaining required fields on the Checkout Page and click the Confirm Order Button.
Ticket Prices (Season)
Season tickets are only sold during the first two productions of the season. After the first production of the season has closed, season ticket prices are reduced to reflect one less production.
What Are Your Box Office Hours
We are an all-volunteer organization. During the week (M-Th) – While we do NOT have volunteers on-site at the theatre to answer calls and process ticket orders, you can call 937-278-5993 to reach our Box Office volunteer or leave a voicemail message. During performances (F-Su) – Our Box Office will open one hour prior to the performance. You can purchase tickets for that evenings performance or future performance as well. Please be aware that our Box Office is only open during the run of productions and only open for the one hour prior to the start of the show. In other words, the Box Office is only open from 7-8 PM on Fridays, 2-3 PM on Sundays, and 7-8 PM the first Saturday and 4-5 PM the second and Third Saturday.
Online – Our tickets system is available 24 x 7 x 365. It is the easiest and fastest way to process ALL ticket requests.
Will You Hold a Ticket for Me So I Can Pay for It At the Theatre
Our ticket system is not designed to manage both purchases and holds. Therefore, we cannot hold tickets for future payment. In order to guarantee a ticket, you much purchase it.
What Methods of Payment Are Accepted
At the theatre we accept Cash, Checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and Debit Cards. You can also use your smartphone to pay with Apple Pay and Google Wallet. Online we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and Debit Cards.
My Order Fails Because of an Address Problem
Having problems with your order. We have found that patrons who receive their card statements at a PO Box must enter the numeric portion first. (Example: 123 PO Box)
In addition, if you split your time between two residences, make sure you are using the address where your credit card company sends your statements. For example, you live in FL in the Winter and OH in the Summer. If you order fails because the address and zip code do not match, it could be because your credit card company is sending your statement to the other address. Try entering your other address on the order screen.
We no longer use physical paper tickets you print at home. Instead, we perform a Theatre Check-In as you entering the auditorium. It saves paper and helps the environment.
Changing Tickets/Missed Performance
We always offer the flexibility for patrons to change to a different performance or production. In the event you need to change the date of your ticketed performance simply visit our website to select your new tickets. The process is much like purchasing a new ticket. However, you will select the NEW DATE you want to attend and when you get to the page with the six different ticket types, you will select the Change Performance Date ticket type. If tickets are available for the NEW DATE you want to attend and you get an order number (and confirmation email), you are done/confirmed. Our box office will receive a copy of your order and return the original tickets to inventory. If your changing tickets for multiple individuals, and they have their own season tickets, please use the Comments Box to include those details. An example can be found by clicking on this link.
Open Season Tickets
The process of selecting your Open Season ticket is much like purchasing a new ticket. You will select the Production, the date you want to attend, and when you get to the page with the six different ticket types, you will select the Open Season Ticket Selection ticket type. An example can be found by clicking on this link.
Lost Ticket Confirmation
If you purchased tickets through our website or through the box office and provided us with an email address, you can always retrieve your order through our website. Click here to have your order confirmation re-sent to your email address. Remember, we no longer use paper tickets, so, there is nothing to lose. Instead, we perform a Theatre Check-In as you entering the auditorium. It saves paper and helps the environment.
Can I Give My Tickets to Someone Else
Of course you can give someone else your tickets. You have a couple choices. First option would be to simply have the person attend in your place. When they enter the auditorium and are asked their name during electronic check-in, they would provide the name of the original ticket holder. The other option (if the person could not attend on your originally scheduled performance date or you have an open season ticket), would be to use our ticket site to submit a new order, using the Change Performance Date ticket type, to select a new date.
We have turned-on a feature that sends out an email reminder to patrons about upcoming productions they are scheduled to attend. In some cases, when you have changed the date of your tickets, you may still receive a reminder for the old date. You can ignore the reminder. You should also get a reminder (if time allows – 4 days or more) for the newly scheduled performance date.
Gift Certificates and Vouchers
Using a Gift Certificate or Voucher is much like purchasing a ticket with a credit card. However, when you get to the page with the six different ticket types, you will select the Gift Certificate/Voucher ticket type. You will be required to bring the Gift Certificate or Voucher with you to the theatre on the ticketed performance date and surrender it to the box office. We also ask that you include comments in the “Comments Box” as to how you obtained the Gift Certificate or Voucher.
If you would like to purchase a Gift Certificate, click here or call our box office at 937-278-5993.
We are always thankful to take donations. Donations can come in many forms. A donation could be cash, baked goods, your time, old clothing, old furniture, or even old household items. Please use the Contact Us Form or call us at 937-278-5993 and leave a message on our general mailbox. Be sure to include your name, what you would like to donate, a phone number, and an email.
Jobs at Dayton Theatre Guild
We are an all volunteer organization. We do not have any paid positions.
Volunteering at Dayton Theatre Guild
We welcome all volunteers. Please use the Contact Us Form on the Volunteer Opportunities page or call us at 937-278-5993 and leave a message on our general mailbox. Be sure to include your name, how you would like to volunteer, a phone number, and an email.