Find something fun to do with our calendar of downtown events.
There’s always something fun going on downtown! Below you’ll find a list of events scheduled for today. Use the filters at the top to find events by date, keyword, and more. You can also view the calendar by month or as a list of 20 events at a time.
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A holiday mash-up for the whole family, directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER is a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music. A unique and joyful event, this production is performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, a DJ, a violinist, and MC Kurtis Blow, one of hip hop’s founding fathers, who opens the show with a short set.
Just like the original, in THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER, Maria-Clara and the Nutcracker Prince go on a dream adventure battling a gang of mice, visiting the land of sweets and learning the lessons of the holiday season. Innovative digital graffiti and visuals transform the landscape of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s beloved story from traditional 19th century Germany to the vibrant, diverse sights and sounds of contemporary New York City.
Through this re-mixed and re-imagined version of the classic, the dynamic performers of THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER take us on a journey that celebrates love, community and the magic of the holiday season.
All audience members must have a ticket, regardless of age. For the consideration of all patrons, children on laps and/or babes in arms are not permitted at most Dayton Live presentations.
Sign interpretation and/or audio description available upon request. Please let the ticket agent know at least two weeks before the performance if you would like either of these services when you order your tickets from Dayton Live. Please understand that while we will make every effort to make reasonable accommodations, certain requests may not be able to be honored.
For detailed accessibility information, including seating, audio, and sign interpretation please visit our Accessibility page.
The Arts Garage, on the northwest corner of Second and Ludlow Streets, open for all performances at the Schuster Center, Victoria Theatre, and PNC Arts Annex. The Arts Garage is owned and operated by Dayton Live, so parking there actually helps support the arts venues used by all our great arts organizations. For more parking information, visit our Directions & Parking page.
Dayton Live is the only outlet authorized to sell tickets to events at the Schuster Center, Victoria Theatre, PNC Arts Annex, and The Loft Theatre. To learn more about Season Tickets, gift certificates, and Ticket Office hours, call 937-228-3630 or visit DaytonLive.org.
If, once Dayton Live’s venues are open and performances are again filling our calendar, you feel that COVID-19 conditions make it unsafe for you to attend a performance/event in one of our venues, you’ll have several options starting 30 days before your performance. Click here to learn more about the COVID-19 Ticket Guarantee.
Want to bring a group? Visit our group information page or call 937-228-7591, ext. 3074.