Frequently Asked Questions

How much are tickets?

Individual show prices vary depending on your preferred performance and seating location. Preview performances are the least expensive, and weeknights cost less than weekends. Tickets to productions in the Loft Theatre typically range from $35 – $50, but are subject to change.

Are your shows family friendly?

As a comtemporary theatre company, most of our productions on the Loft season are suitable for adults and older teens as they frequently contain adult language and subject matter. If you are interested as to if a certain production is suitable for younger teens or preteens, please feel free to call or email us. Children under the age of 6 are not permitted at our productions in the Loft Theatre.

What days and times do you have shows?

Day / Time
Preview / First Thursday at 8:00 p.m.
Opening / First Friday at 8:00 p.m.
Tuesdays / 7:00 p.m.
Wednesdays / 7:00 p.m. (new for 2016-2017)
Thursdays / 8:00 p.m.
Fridays / 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays / 8:00 p.m.
Sunday Evening / 7:00 p.m. (First Sunday only)
Sunday Matinees / 2:00 p.m.

When should I arrive at the theatre?

We recommend you arrive 30 minutes prior to curtain when the theatre doors open, especially if you have tickets waiting in Will Call. The Loft lobby is open two hours prior to curtain. While you wait for the show to start, feel free to enjoy a drink or snack from Concessions.

What happens if I’m late to my performance?

Performances begin promptly. Latecomers will be seated at the house manager’s discretion, and may have to watch the performance on a video monitor in the lobby until they can be seated. Patrons who leave the Loft Theatre during a performance may—at the sole discretion of the house manager—be re-seated, although possibly in different seats, during the performance. This is a policy we must enforce without exception, due to the layout of the Loft and for the safety of our actors and enjoyment of audience members.

Can I exchange my tickets?

If you are a Loft subscriber and the tickets in question were purchased as part of a subscription package, they may be exchanged for free (no fees) until one hour before curtain the day before your scheduled performance. There may be an up-charge if you exchange into a more expensive performance.

Nonsubscribers may exchange their tickets for a different performance of the same show for a flat $5 fee until one hour before curtain the day before your scheduled performance. Exchanges can be made by phone (937-228-3630) or in person.

Otherwise, if at the last minute you are unable to use your tickets, you may turn them in as a contribution to The Human Race Theatre Company. The value of the donated tickets is tax-deductible and acknowledged by mail. Tickets for past performances cannot be considered a donation.

There are no refunds.

Can I look at a seating chart of the Loft Theatre space?

What accessibility aids do you offer?

Free assistive listening devices are available at the Loft box office prior to the performance by exchanging a license or credit card. No advance reservations are required.

Scripts for those with hearing loss are available with two weeks’ notice. Contact Tara Lail for more information.

The Metropolitan Arts Center building and Loft Theatre are wheelchair-accessible.

If you require wheelchair seating, please contact Ticket Center Stage directly at 937-228-3630.

We offer opening captioning at one Signed and Audio Described performance of every production on our Loft season, with services provided by Miami Valley Interpreters, LLC and professional audio describers. Patrons who wish to take advantage of this specific performance (second Saturdays) must provide Ticket Center Stage with two weeks’ advance notice prior to attending.

What are the box office’s hours?

Ticket Center Stage
Phone: 937-228-3630

Schuster Performing Arts Center lobby
One West Second Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402

Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Labor Day to Memorial Day only)

Loft Theatre lobby
126 North Main Street
3rd Floor
Dayton, Ohio 45402
Open two hours prior to performance only

Are there any service fees?

Ticket Center Stage charges a $3 per ticket Preservation Fee on all tickets. (The Human Race already includes this fee on all stated ticket prices.)

Ticket Center Stage charges an additional $6 per ticket Service Fee on all tickets purchased online and by phone.

Can I get discounted tickets?

The Human Race Theatre Company has created a variety of discount options in order to make theatre an accessible art form for all audiences.

Subscription Packages
Subscribers enjoy the most advantages at consistently low prices, saving up to 36% off normal ticket prices while getting the best available seats and free ticket exchanges.

Pay What You CAN Night
Get a sneak peek at our productions and support a great cause. Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. prior to the opening of a show, we offer audiences the opportunity to attend an open rehearsal. The price of a ticket: bring a cash donation of your choice that will go to one of a number of The Human Race’s partnering non-profit, service-based organizations, or a non-perishable food item for The Foodbank. Tickets are first-come, first-served and are handed out starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Loft lobby. One ticket per person.

$14 and $25 Side Seats
Buy early and save. We offer a limited number of side area seats to each performance for as little as $14. These seats are available as soon as tickets go on sale, but the prices will increase as we get close to the performance.

“Sawbuck Sunday”
The first Sunday 7:00 p.m. performance of each Loft Series production: At 5:00 p.m., all available seats are $10 cash (a “sawbuck”). Tickets available at the Loft box office day of show for walk up sales only. One ticket per person.

Group Tickets
Groups of 10 or more receive 20% off. Contact Betty Gould at (937) 461-8295 for more information and to book your group.

Organizational Member Discounts
Members of the following organizations receive discounts of 50% off full priced adult tickets with presentation of valid ID upon purchase of tickets. There is a maximum of two tickets per ID. Tickets are based upon availability and may not be combined with other offers or discounts, or be applied retroactively.

  • Actors’ Equity Association members
  • League of Cincinnati Theatres members
  • City of Dayton current employees
  • U.S. Military members (active duty and retired): Blue Star military tickets

Do you make ticket donations to local organizations?

The Human Race does provide ticket vouchers to select regional non-profit organizations for use as a fundraising tool. Please provide us with at least one month’s notice prior to your event. Contact Kevin Moore at (937) 461-3823 x3115 for more information.