House Rules and Policies Things to keep in mind when attending a show at the Loft Theatre


For the consideration of our patrons, we will not seat anyone in their regular seat while a performance is in progress. Latecomers and patrons leaving during a performance for any reason will be seated on a seat-available basis to the rear of the house at the house manager’s discretion.


Some productions at the Loft Theatre may be inappropriate for children. Parents are advised to use their own discretion.

Recording and photographs

All video or audio recording of any portion of our productions is strictly prohibited. The taking of photographs is also prohibited.

Theatre etiquette

Please turn off alarms, pagers and phones. For everyone’s enjoyment of the performance, please refrain from talking, unwrapping candy, text messaging or the excessive use of perfume. If you experience a disturbance, please notify an usher and the situation will be handled discreetly. Remember to turn off your phone again after intermission.


While beverages purchased at our Concessions may be taken into the Loft, we remind you to be sensitive to our other patrons.


The Metropolitan Arts Center is a smoke-free building. All onstage smoke, fog and haze effects are created with water-based, non-toxic materials.


Emergency Phone Messages can be received during the performance by leaving your name and seat location with the house manager. Leave our emergency phone number (937) 225-3503 ext. 1, with those who may need to reach you. Messages will be delivered to you as soon as possible.

The Loft Theatre at the Metropolitan Arts Center is managed by Victoria Theatre Association, provider of box office, concessions, security janitorial and house management services for The Human Race Theatre Company.