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Arts and Culture

Enjoy the Arts at UD

Catch a play by the University of Dayton theatre department. Attend a visiting artist lecture. Take part in a visual arts workshop. Perform before 2,000 people on the Schuster Center stage in downtown Dayton as part of the annual Celebration of the Arts. Explore the arts of various cultures by attending Culture Fest or participating in heritage month events. The chances to delve into the arts here are as varied as the arts themselves.

For half a century, the UD Arts Series brought hundreds of artists to campus in programs ranging from poetry and drama to music, dance and the visual arts. ArtsLIVE carries on this tradition that began in 1961, presenting notable artists from around the world right here on campus.

If you want a truly immersive experience, ArtStreet is an innovative learning and living arts complex located in the midst of the student neighborhood. With housing for juniors and seniors of all majors, ArtStreet combines distinctive living spaces with multi-purpose studios open to the entire University of Dayton community. You'll discover a recording studio, Flyer Radio and even a café to refuel your creative process.

Opening in December 2023, the Roger Glass Center for the Arts will be the first building at UD dedicated to visual and performing arts. Located at the southeast corner of Main and Stewart streets, the center will elevate the arts on campus and provide greater connection with the Dayton community through art.