School of Fine and Performing Arts

Box Office and Current Season

Wright State’s dance, drama, and musical theatre productions are the hottest tickets in town!

Box Office

Hours: Monday–Friday, noon–4 p.m.

Summer semester hours may vary. Please call the Box Office for assistance.

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New 2024-25 Season Information

The ability to subscribe online will be available the second week of July. Please contact the box office if you have any questions.

Here's a preview of upcoming events for our 2024-25 season. More information and event dates coming soon!

Fall Semester 2024

South Pacific
Wright State School of Fine and Performing Arts and Dayton Performing Arts Alliance (DPAA) Collaboration – Dayton Opera at the Schuster Center
Book by Oscar Hammmerstein II, Joshua Logan, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Directed by Joe Deer, Nurse and Seabees Music Director Wade Russo, Choreographer Greg Hellems
Tickets available through the Schuster Center box office

Our Town
by Thornton Wilder
Directed by Marya Spring Cordes
Festival Playhouse
September 27 at 8 p.m., 28 at 8 p.m., 29 at 2 p.m.
October 4 at 8 p.m., 5 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., 6 at 2 p.m. 

Carrie: The Musical
Lawrence D. Cohen, book; Michael Gore and Dean Pitchford, music and lyrics.  
Directed by Jamie Cordes
Music Director Matt Ebright
Guest Choreographer – Jennifer Sydor 
Festival Playhouse
October 31 (special Halloween Open) at 7:30 p.m.
November 1 at 8 p.m., 2 at 8 p.m., 3 at 2 p.m. 
November 8 at 8 p.m., 9 at 8 p.m., 10 at 2 p.m.
November 15 at 8 p.m., 16 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., 17 at 2 p.m.

The Apple Tree
Music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Bock and Harnick with contributions by Jerome Coopersmith
Guest Director/Choreographer – Leslie Goddard-Baum 
Music Director – Wade Russo
Herbst Theater
November 15 at 8 p.m., 16 at 8 p.m., 17 at 2 p.m.
November 22 at 8 p.m., 23 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., 24 at 2 p.m.

Fall Dance Concert


Spring Semester 2025

Much Ado About Nothing
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Josh McCabe
Festival Playhouse
February 14 at 8 p.m., 15 at 8 p.m., 16 at 2 p.m.
February 21 at 8 p.m., 22 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., 23 at 2 p.m.

by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by Greg Mallios
Herbst Theater
February 21 at 8 p.m., 22 at 8 p.m., 23 at 2 p.m.
February 28 at 8 p.m.
March 1 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., 2 at 2 p.m.

Alice by Heart
by Sephen Sater and Ducan Sheik, co-written by Jessie Nelson
Director/Chreography by Greg Hellems
Music Director Wade Russo
Festival Playhouse
March 14 at 8 p.m., 15 at 8 p.m., 16 at 2 p.m.
March 20 at 7:30 p.m., 21 at 8 p.m., 22 at 8 p.m., 23 at 2 p.m.
March 28 at 8 p.m., 29 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., 30 at 2 p.m.

April 5, 2025

Spring Dance Concert
April 24 at 7 p.m., 25 at 8 p.m., 26 at 8 p.m., 27 at 2 p.m.

Emerging Choreography Concert

If you are interested in joining us for the upcoming season and would like to receive more information, please email with your name and preferred way of contact.

Upcoming Performances

In the event of a university closure, all campus activities, including performances, will be canceled. We will contact patrons as soon as possible!


Single Tickets

Single Ticket Prices


Festival Playhouse Herbst Theatre Dance Concert
Adult $25 $15 $20
Senior Citizen (60+) $23 $10 $15
Student (Wright State or High School and below) $15 $5 $5

Please note: Only subscribers may exchange tickets. General public ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Singles tickets will go on sale 14 days prior to the first performance.

Wright State Theatre and Dance Gift Certificates

We now offer Wright State Gift Certificates for any of our Wright State Theatre and Dance performances. 

You can redeem your gift certificate in person or online.

All gift certificates expire at the end of the theatre and dance season in which they were purchased.

Group Rates

Group rates are offered to parties of 10 or more during the same performance. If you would like to make a reservation for an upcoming show, please call the Box Office at 937-775-2500 to arrange.

Season Subscriptions

Season tickets for our current season are now available online!  

Order Online

  1. Simply click the "Buy Season Tickets" button above.
  2. Choose your preferred performance date for each show.
  3. Select the number of season seats you need on the venue map. Please note: you will receive the same seat for EVERY show, therefore, you will only see ONE venue map. Available seating will be in GREEN.  
  4. Select Adult, Senior, or Student Package.
  5. Enter all required information. Please note: We only send out important need-to-know emails to subscribers concerning news of upcoming season events/specials/announcements. If you opt out of receiving emails from us, we will be unable to send you this information! 
  6. Review your order.
  7. SUBMIT your order. Please make sure you complete your order! You will receive an order confirmation number when the order is complete. Please save this for your records. 

Pricing (Subscription to 4 shows in the Festival Playhouse)

  • Adults: $90
  • Senior citizens: $88
  • Students: $60

Additional Single Tickets

  • If you wish to purchase additional single tickets to any show before general public ticket sales (10 days prior to the first performance of the show), you must email the Box Office manager at or call the Box Office at 937-775-2500 to leave a message. Please note: The Box Office is not open year-round. We check our messages as soon as possible. Email is the best way to reach us!  If you have seats reserved through an email request, we will be able to hold the tickets for a maximum of one week without payment. After this time, the tickets will be released from your name. (This policy ends after general public ticket sales begin.) 
  • We reserve the best available seating for our subscribers. We cannot guarantee single tickets will be located next to your season seat, however, you may exchange your tickets to a different location as long as we have tickets available.  
  • Single ticket sales begin 14 days prior to the first performance of each show. After this time, subscribers may purchase online along with the general public. After this date, no tickets may be held without payment.


  • As a season subscriber, you can exchange tickets at any time as long as we have seats available.
  • Tickets go on sale to the general public 11 days prior to the first performance of each show. Tickets may be exchanged pending availability.

To Exchange:

  • Email: Please email with a new date preference.
  • Phone: Call us during normal business hours (See Contact Page or visit our website for open dates)
  • Will Call: Tickets for future shows may be dropped off during Will Call hour to be processed at a later time.

Festival Playhouse Seating Chart


ADA Accessibility for Herbst Theatre

The Herbst Theatre is accessible via elevator.

  1. Park in Lot 12
  2. Enter the black doors that say "Theatre Arts"
  3. This will lead you directly to the elevator
  4. Press "T" in the elevator
  5. When you exit the elevator, turn left in front of the sign that tells you to go left for the Herbst Theatre.
  6. Walk down the hall and you will arrive at the Herbst Theatre. 


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