Parents’ Day Out for the 23-24 Season!

Last season, we started offering “Parents’ Day Out” experiences starting in December with Who’s Holiday, and kept it going for Barbecue and Indigo.

We are so pleased with the response, and many of you asked if it would return for our 38th year! Here it is: a season subscription package that you can plan ahead for those parent’s day out experiences, and know that your kids ages 5-12 are getting a quality theatre workshop while you enjoy the show! The workshop is included in the price of your ticket – just register your child and we’ll take care of the rest. Then everyone is home in time for dinner and bedtime.

For the 23-24 Season, here are your dates and times:

You get all the benefits and flexibility of a regular subscription, plus the added benefit of the workshop.  We know how hard you work as parents, and how much you’d like to do more things for you.  Now you can, and the kids will have a great time too!


We’ll see you at the theatre!

2023 Community Barbecue

Now that the weather is beginning to break and Spring is almost here, let’s celebrate outside! The Human Race Theatre Company in partnership with The Inspiration Church welcomes the community of Dayton, Ohio to come together for a memorable time of food, fun, and fellowship!

On Saturday, April 15th, 2023 – from 2 PM-5 PM – this dynamic partnership will host a Community Barbecue for the residents of Dayton, Ohio. [FREE] food, artistic entertainment, door prizes and games for the kids will be provided. Come out to meet Community Leadership and some of our Artistic Partners!

Registration is mandatory to attend.


To become a partner of this event and for more information, please contact Tiffany Countryman at

Schedule of Events


  • 12 PM – 1:30 PM – Set-Up
  • 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM – Team Huddle (Staff & Volunteers)
  • 2 PM – Event Begins
  • 4:30 PM – Cool Down
  • 5 PM – Shutdown & Cleanup

Outside the Tent

  • 3 PM – 5 PM – Game Truck
  • 3:30 PM – 5 PM – Fire Department

Inside the Tent

  • 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM – Improv
  • 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM – Open Mic
  • 4:15 PM – Raffles
  • 4:30 PM – Cool down
  • 5 PM – Clean-Up


Our Commitment to Accessibility

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 Dayton Live directly at 937-228-3630.

We offer open 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 Dayton Live with two weeks’ advance notice prior to the first public performance.

Contact Us if you have additional questions.