Incredible venues in Miami County Ohio, full of great entertainment!
August 22, 2019
Miami County is home to a number of exciting theaters and entertainment venues. Whether you’re looking for an exciting concert, a heartwarming play, or creative art classes, you’ll definitely find it in Miami County. Here are three incredible venues to get you started:
Troy Civic Theatre
Since openings its doors in 1965, the Troy Civic Theatre has provided the community with a plethora of memorable performances. Both veterans and newcomers grace the stage in four fantastic shows each season.
Troy Civic Theatre is also proud to be an active part of the community, encouraging local playwrights to bring their creations to life. The theater recently presented a reading of “Haveberger’s Disease”—a play written by Todd Bryant, a local businessman.
In addition to their incredible artistic talents, the members of the theater also have quite a sense of humor. The theater’s mascot is none of than “Chickie”, a delightful rubber chicken. An amusing tradition at Troy Civic Theatre is to hide Chickie somewhere onstage before performances—it’s up to the guests to discover his hiding place. Searching for this beloved chicken is certainly an enjoyable way for the audience to bide their time before shows and during intermissions.
Once Upon a Mattress (September 27-29, October 4-6)
Audiences will enjoy this delightful, comedic twist on the classic fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea”. Embark upon a journey to a medieval kingdom of a very bossy queen, her mute husband, and her spineless son. The law of the land says that no one can marry until her precious Prince Dauntless finds a wife. Sounds simple, right? Not so simple when the Prince’s mother subjects every princess who comes along to ridiculous tasks and tests in order to prove their worth. The real fun starts when Princess Winnifred arrives and gives the queen a run for her money!
Tickets: $16 per person
A Christmas Carol (November 15-17, November 22-24)
This endearing holiday classic will remind audiences of the true meaning of Christmas. Ebenezer Scrooge is a lonely, greedy old miser who only cares about money. Join Scrooge as he takes a closer look at his past, present, and future with the help of three spirits—will he see the error of his ways? A Christmas Carol is a story about the importance of love, kindness, and generosity—the perfect play for your holiday season.
Tickets: $14 per person
Proof (March 6-8, March 13-15)
Proof is a unique play that explores the serious issue of mental illness and the impact it can have on a family. Catherine is the gifted daughter of a mathematical genius who taught at the University of Chicago before he passed away. She stayed by her father’s side as his mind was ravaged by delusional thoughts due to mental illness, and she fears the same outcome for her own life. Discover Catherine’s fate as she deals with the loss of her father and severely strained relationships with her family and friends.
Tickets: $14 per person
The Hallelujah Girls (May 1-3, May 8-10)
Gather your closest friends and get ready for some belly laughs. The Hallelujah Girls reminds us all to reach for our dreams (and be sure to take our friends along for the ride!). Welcome to the town of Eden Falls, where a fiery, gutsy woman named Sugar Lee has decided that she has waited far too long to make her dreams come true. Sugar Lee transforms an old abandoned church into a beautiful new day spa, catching the attention of a former high school sweetheart and a life-long rival with a bee in her bonnet. What happens next is anyone’s guess!
Tickets: $14 per person
Mayflower Arts Center
The Mayflower Arts Center is a cozy, intimate space where the community can enjoy artistic experiences such as live shows, music, classes, workshops, and films. Located in a historic building in downtown Troy, the Mayflower strives to inspire an appreciation of the arts through numerous public programs.
Whether you’re looking to attend an old-fashioned live radio show or hone your skills as a painter, you’re sure to find an enjoyable activity at the Mayflower Arts Center.
Mosaic Radio Theatre LIVE! (September 20, October 26, November 15, December 13—7:00 pm)
You won’t want to miss the second season of this incredible live radio show. The two-hour vaudeville show blends interviews, jingles, music, sound effects, mystery, and comedy to create an unforgettable experience. Guests can catch up on the first season—”Suicide for a Kiss”—on YouTube.
Tickets: $10 per person—available at 6:00 pm at the Box Office before each performance.
Have a passion for art? Or maybe you can’t even paint a stick figure? It doesn’t matter! The Mayflower Arts Center offers adult classes for artists of all experience levels, from master painters to newbies. Classes are grouped in four sessions throughout the year (winter, spring, summer, and fall) and each session includes numerous courses.
Students will explore a multitude of disciplines including drawing, painting, and sculpture. Register for an entire session or choose just one or two classes—it’s completely up to you. Prices and course offerings vary each session–please check the current offerings for the most up-to-date information.
Preschool Art Explorers: Fall 2019 (Saturdays, September 14-October 12, 11:00-11:45 am)
This preschool session is specifically tailored for children ages 3-6 years old. The classes inspire an understanding and appreciation of art through numerous materials including paint, fibers, and clay. Students are encouraged to use innovative thinking to create their own masterpieces! Parents are welcome to stay with their child.
Master Artists Expression Series: Fall 2019 (Saturdays, September 14-October 19, 3:00-4:30 pm – no class on October 5)
Children and teens ages 7 and up will use the historical and cultural influences of master artists to create their own unique pieces of art. Students will study various media including painting, drawing, sculpture, and printmaking. They will learn the use of line, space, pattern, color, and many other techniques that will be used to create incredible artwork.
The Mayflower Arts Center is an ideal spot for a fabulous party. Birthdays, anniversaries, holiday parties, team building outings—these are all perfect occasions for a paint party. Choose from numerous themes for your paintings, including nature, florals, food and drink, holidays, seasons, beaches, and landscapes. All materials are included and The Mayflower can even bring the party to your location! Fees vary depending on the size of your party and the materials required. Call 937-552-5848 for more information.
Parent’s Night Out/Kids Paint (September 13, October 4, November 1, December 6, 6:00-8:00 pm)
The Mayflower hosts “Parent’s Night Out” once a month—this is an opportunity for parents to enjoy a wonderful night out on the town while their little ones create masterpieces with The Mayflower staff. In addition to the fun painting project, cookies and punch are always served. Children ages 5 and up are welcome, and pre-registration is required.
Fee: $25 per child
The Hobart Arena opened in 1950 as part of William and Edward Hobart’s vision for an expansive recreational program for the city of Troy. This program included the construction of an 18-hole golf course, a football stadium, and a winter sports arena. The city passed a $450,000 bond issue to build the golf course and stadium while the C.C. Hobart Foundation built and donated the arena.
Since 1950, the Hobart Arena has provided premium entertainment for the community. Some of the greatest entertainers in the world have been welcomed to the arena stage, and millions of guests have visited for sporting events, conferences, trade shows, and concerts.
The Hobart Arena has undergone major upgrades and expansions that began in 1997. The original updates included new roofing, windows, lighting, landscaping, and sound system. In 2015, a $9.6 million renovation project was approved, which resulted in a sizable expansion that allowed the arena to host a wide variety of events.
Bret Michaels: Unspoken World Tour (September 14, 8:00 pm)
Best known for his vocal contributions as the lead singer of Poison in the 1980s, Bret Michaels continues to rev up audiences around the globe. Today, Michaels’ hair may not be as big and his makeup not quite as loud as it once was, but he still knows how to rock.
Tickets: $34, $46, and $68 (depending on seating selection)
Josh Turner (October 10, 8:00 pm)
Country artist Josh Turner grabbed fans’ attention way back in 2003 with the release of his first hit single, “Long Black Train”. Since then, Turner has created numerous hits inspired by the culture, history, and heritage of the south. Turner certainly knows how to play for a crowd, with a mix of love songs, up-tempo beats, and incredible storytelling.
Tickets: $30, $42, and $65 (depending on seating selection)
Home Free: Dive Bar Christmas Tour (December 13, 8:00 pm)
An incredible country all-vocal group, Home Free rocketed to stardom in 2013 after winning season 4 of NBC’s hit show, “The Sing Off”. Over the years, they’ve gathered a loyal following of fans known as “Home Fries”. This holiday season, you’re sure to feel all warm and fuzzy after a night filled with Christmas classics performed with the group’s innovative twist.
Tickets: $25, $35, $45, $55 (depending on seating), VIP packages: $114, $304.50 (limited availability)
Hobart Arena boasts a beautiful ice rink that is open to the public. Public skate times vary depending on the time of year—check the schedule for the most up-to-date information. Admission rates: $6 (adult), $5 (youth ages 14 and under), $4 (seniors ages 60+)
Skate rentals: $2.50
Skate sharpening: $6 (same day), $4 (overnight)
Troy Skating Club
The Troy Skating Club offers lessons for all ages and skill levels. Learn the basics, hockey speed and agility, and advanced technical skills.
Fees: Most classes range from $85-$105
Need a great place to get your 10,000 steps? The arena invites the community to take advantage of its expansive layout. It’s an incredibly convenient way to stay active on sweltering summer days or chilly winter ones. The arena is usually open to the public for walking from 7:00 am-10:00 pm, but visitors are encouraged to check the monthly schedules for confirmation. The walking schedule is suspended during public skate sessions and charged events.
There’s never a shortage of exciting events happening in Miami County. Concerts, plays, musicals, sports, and endless activities make this a wonderful place to live and visit. Please feel free to contact us to learn about other awesome attractions in the area.