A home for The Human Race’s education programs, new works and technical arts
Through the generous leadership of Caryl Philips and the Jesse and Caryl Philips Foundation, together with many other donors, The Caryl D. Philips Creativity Center of The Human Race became a reality in January 2006. During a 2015 renovation, a new lighting system and seating for 54 people in a 3/4 thrust-style layout were installed. This facility and its programming inspires that “spark of creativity” in all of us – children, teens and adults.
“As one of the three founders of The Human Race,” stated Caryl Philips, “I have been proud to watch the progress the company has made since 1986. I am so pleased to be able to help The Human Race further their goals.”
Center Location and Rental Information
The Caryl D. Philips Creativity Center is located at 116 North Jefferson Street in downtown Dayton, between First Street and Second Street.
The Philips Creativity Center is available for rental for meetings, performances, classes and special events.
18’ x 18’ main performance space with Marley rubberized flooring, with curtained backdrop to provide backstage space
Theatre seating for 54
Office and storage space
Patron and freight elevators
Theatrical lighting and sound (fees may apply)
Prop and costume rental discounts
Mondays – Thursdays daytime (up to 2 hours): $75
Mondays – Thursdays daytime (2 – 8 hours): $150
Mondays – Thursdays after 5:00 p.m.: $175
Fridays – Sundays: $150
Performance Days and Nights: $175 Not-for-profit rates available upon request.
Please note: Damages to the property will result in an additional fee left to the discretion of The Human Race Theatre Company upon assessment of damages.
If you are interested in renting more information and to check space availability, please call us at 937-461-3823.
Philips Creativity Center Image Gallery
Race to the Future Donors The Jesse and Caryl Philips Foundation
We are grateful to all who contributed to the “Race to the Future” fund for the capital improvements and endowment of The Caryl D. Philips Creativity Center.
Helen and Charles Abramovitz
Arts Center Foundation
JoAnn and Dick Beckmann
Berry Family Foundation
Catharine French Bieser Fund
Catharine Bieser Black
Karen and Larry Callahan
Cal’s A/C & Heating, Inc
Bruce C. Carver
Children’s Medical Center
Robert and Leesa Comparin
DP&L Company Foundation
Emerson Climate Technologies
Larry S. Glickler and Charles L. Quinn
Jim and Enid Goubeaux
David C. Greer
Max and Darlene Gutmann
Peter and Carolyn Horan
Ann and Eli Karter
Sonnie and Bill Kasch
Ron and Jane Katsuyama
The Kettering Fund
The Mary H. Kittredge Fund of The Dayton Foundation