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About us

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DARE 2 DEFY PRODUCTIONS exhibits and promotes the highest standards of artistry, professionalism, diversity, and collaboration in stage productions, arts training, and arts education for any adult or child wishing to learn and perform in the Dayton arts arena.



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DARE 2 DEFY PRODUCTIONS is driven by the passion of our local community to build and portray stunning works of art. True to the spirit of Dayton and the Miami Valley, we hire local actors, designers & builders, technicians as well as local directors. We do this while maintaining affordable ticket prices suited to every budget. We champion training and arts education in a breadth of specialized youth programming, encouraging and supporting Dayton’s artists of today and tomorrow.




  • ​​​We value informative, entertaining, and challenging

    live professional theatre



  • We value excellence in all we do


  • We value life-long education


  • We value a strong, vibrant arts community


  • We value diversity


  • We value the contribution of our artists and our staff


  • We value all who have a stake in our success


  • We value the long-term viability of our theatre

  • We value the need to provide theatre for all


What if a performance is cancelled due to weather?

If the cast and crew are already at the theatre, performances will go on as scheduled except in the event of a Level 3 Snow Emergency for the City of Dayton. If the cast and/or crew cannot make it here due to weather or other emergencies, performances may be cancelled.

If a performance is 
cancelled due to weather, tickets may be exchanged for another performance date. All exchanges are made at the discretion of the producers.

We will post information here, on social media, and also attempt to contact ticket holders via email and/or phone call.

If there is a Level 1 or Level 2 Snow Emergency and you opt not to attend, contact the box office BEFORE the scheduled performance.

The Ticket Center Stage box office can be reached at 937-228-3630.

If you are unable to attend the following weekend, you will have the opportunity to attend another performance/production (pending availability). A decision must be made within 30 days of affected performance to be honored. 

We follow the cancellation determination made by the venue.