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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.

Up Next: Misery

October 22 - November 4
PNC Arts Annex

STEPHEN KING'S classic novel Misery comes to life on stage. Successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon, who is rescued from a car crash by his “number one fan,” Annie Wilkes, and wakes up captive in her secluded home. While Paul is convalescing, Annie reads his latest book and becomes enraged when she discovers the author has killed off her favorite character, Misery Chastain. Annie forces Paul to write a new Misery novel, and he quickly realizes Annie has no intention of letting him go anywhere. The irate Annie has Paul writing as if his life depends on it, and it does.

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TheatreLab Dayton 2023-24 Season

Our 2023-2024 Season

We are excited to announce our 2023-2024 season!

The Producers, Steven King's Misery, [title of show], Into the Woods, and Once. 

Season Memberships are available now!

Get Inspired!

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!

If you're interested in volunteering, please enter your email below and we'll reach out as soon as possible! 

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Get Involved!

This imperative funding enriches the lives and culture within the Dayton, OH region and is crucial to the success of our incredibly talented artists!


  • Lumber for 2022/2023 Season Shows - $2,000

  • Moving Truck for Shows - $100

  • Sound Technician  - $250

  • Fog Machine - $500

  • Props for 2022/2023 Season Shows - $250

  • Batteries for 2022/2023 Season Shows - $50

  • Costumes for 2022/2023 Season Shows - $1,200

  • Set Rental for 2022/2023 Season Shows - $1,500

Theatre Lab Dayton  American Idiot cast members

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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