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Up Next: Into the Woods

May 15 - 19
TheatreLab Dayton 

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece... and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.

The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

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Volunteering offers vital help to people in need, worthwhile causes, and your Dayton theatre community, but the benefits can be equally great for you. TheatreLab is always on the lookout for new Volunteers! Throughout the season, we have volunteer opportunities for all! From costumes to sets, volunteers are crucial to the success of TheatreLab Dayton!

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TheatreLab Dayton energizes our beautiful city with intimate performances. It connects us through collective experiences – reminding us that we share our lives together. It also provides a unique opportunity for immensely gifted humans to be paid for sharing those talents with our city. 

TLD needs your support to carry on.

Your tax deductible donation helps us continue to empower local artists and designers. It will also help with the cost of our sets, costumes, and continued operating expenses as we continue to build our home in Downtown Dayton!

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Who We Are

 TheatreLab Dayton is a professional theatre company located in downtown Dayton, Ohio. Our mission is to empower local creatives and artists to examine the human experience through evocative storytelling. We achieve our mission through exceptional and immersive theatre experiences that captivate and challenge our audiences, fostering the next generation of artists in the city that we love.

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We are most passionate about empowering local creatives and artists to do what they do best - create. We believe our own Dayton professionals provide an invaluable service to our vibrant arts community and deserve competitive compensation for their work, so they can continue to create meaningful work in our city.


We examine the complexity and beauty of the human experience through evocative storytelling on the stage with a thought-provoking and progressive lens. We strive to include new and lesser-known works in our main stage seasons, as well as revisit the classics in interesting ways, to continue to captivate and challenge our audiences.


The power of theatre to unite us knows no boundaries.  Our goal is to inspire our audiences, who represent our diverse community, to get involved in the arts. Whether you want to be on the stage or make the magic happen backstage, we are developing the next generation of talent in the city we love, so it continues to be a place of ingenuity, compassion and inspiration for all.

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Contact Us

Philip Drennen, Executive Director


Mackensie King, Artistic Director

Allie Haines, Development Director



116 N Jefferson St, Dayton #200, OH 45402

Monday - Friday: 10AM -4PM

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