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Victoria Theater

Dayton, Ohio

The theater is haunted by a ghost affectionately called “Miss Vicki” by theater employees. Allegedly a nineteenth century actress, retreated to her dressing room during an intermission and was never seen again. “Miss Vicki,” makes presence known my slamming doors, moving things around, giggling, and by the distinct smell of her rose and lilac perfume. “Miss Vicki,” is the friendlier ghost in the theater because there are allegedly several others in the building that wreak havoc.

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brandon offenberger says:

November 1, 2005, 9:39 am

do u have any more info on dayton ohio’s victoria theater and Miss Vicki?
if so e-mail me thanks

Courtney&Cheyenne says:

February 5, 2006, 12:57 pm

I think I have herd vikky before when I walked in before the play started there was people on stage but there was still doors being slamed.By Courtney

How did she go missing?By.Cheyenne

Linsey says:

April 14, 2006, 7:21 pm


Alex says:

July 28, 2006, 12:49 pm

I have been to the Victoria Theater to plays and I have never heard, smelt, or felt and presence of Miss Vikki. Is she only in one theater or does she alternate? If you have any other research on Miss Vikki can you please email me back, Thank You.

horrorchick23 says:

September 17, 2006, 7:01 pm

lol hahahahahaha wow never heard of her befor.

horrorchick23 says:

September 17, 2006, 7:02 pm

i want some more info on miss vicki to plz e mail me at thanks a mill.

horrorchick23 says:

September 24, 2006, 5:41 pm

ive heard and seen the wwe divas! i do watch wrestling!

miss vikki says:

February 4, 2007, 3:04 pm

i read about this in one of those haunted ohio books

Ben says:

February 5, 2007, 2:51 am

I did some work there this past summer. The other guys from my crew had to go back to Michigan to work on another job, so I ended up working there a couple days by myself. The first day by myself I was working pretty late and nobody else was left in the building that I was aware of because I was given the responibilty to lock up, turn out lights, etc..
I was busy working when the lights turned off, back on, back off again, turned on one more time before they turned off for good. Its possible somebody else was still in the building but I was to scared to find out. I left my tools where they were and headed for the nearest exit.

The story I was told is that the director was at the theatre late one night with his young daughter in the late 1800’s. While the director was busy working, his daughter was off playing in the building. When it was time to leave he could not find his daughter, and she was never found. It is beleived that her body is in the building.

While working there I noticed that there is alot of crevices, crawl spaces, alot of places for a small child to get stuck in

Ashley says:

March 4, 2007, 7:05 pm

when i was in 3rd grade are class went there. Someone who worked there told us the story after we saw the show.A lot of people where complaing about a flowery smell. We herd laughter coming from the first balconey. They sayed that one of the actresses fell from the balconey. But i still dont belive in ghosts.

Brittany says:

June 12, 2007, 6:44 pm

I’ve been to the Victoria Theatre A LOT of times. I never once seen, heard, or smelled anything. I`ve always heard it was haunted, but everytime I go, it doesn`t feel like it is. I`ve also heard of people being smacked in their dressing room when no one else was in there, but I`m not sure if that`s true.

lisa says:

August 22, 2007, 9:02 pm

i went on a tour this August.i did smell a very clean scent that smelt like soap but not roses.And i also had the felling there was more people with us on the tour it felt like a crowd of people i kept this thought to myself.However this is a beautiful building i would like to visit again,but never alone.

Jessie says:

February 20, 2008, 2:55 am

I’m originally from Dayton, I’ve been to Victoria Theatre with my Granny more times than I can count. A girl in my senior Advertising class got an internship there right before school let out. Acoording to her the stories are true. She says that she’s heard giggling when no one else is around, and that one particular dressing room, which has now been converted into storage space due to way too many weird happenings, always smells like flowers, no matter how many musty props and curtains are shoved in. She also claims that occasionally, late at night, the floor lights in the theatre proper come on unexpectedly, without any switches moving. Aparently that phenomena is followed by very faint singing in a soprano voice. She says no one has ever been hurt or even bothered by the spirit, aside from one particularly asinine and overbearing office manager that worked there very shortly after the Victoria was converted into a movie theatre for a short time. Apparently the manager had been poked at and prodded, slapped, and had things thrown at him when by himself. According to my friend, he ran out screaming after two months of employment and was never heard from again.

Black Swamp Paranormal Society says:

February 25, 2008, 10:04 pm

Great stories guys. We will have to contact the theater and do an investigation. We will let you know our results if we can get the staff to approve it.

Rachel says:

June 14, 2008, 2:16 pm

I’m originally from Dayton and I have heard the story numerous times and didn’t believe it until I actually went on a field trip to the Victoria Theatre. The guide took our class down to the dressing room where she was last seen. We all thought that it would smell kind of musty while we were down there and boy where we wrong! All of us got cold chills at once and we smelled the flowery scent of her Rose Perfume. There was enough proof there for me to start believing!

Wanda says:

July 7, 2008, 11:33 pm

I know this story of Victoria Theatre to be true! We had taken 4 bus loads of elementary kids up there years ago. I had never heard of this place before that day, nor had heard anything of it’s supposedly being haunted. We 4 bus drivers sat in the very back with all the kids down in front. I kept smelling the odor of roses, the scent getting stronger & stronger, to the point of having the scent ‘down in your throat’ strong. But the thing was, out of the 4 of us, I was the only one that could smell that scent! None of the others could smell it, and it was becoming over powering to me. About a year or so later, I was reading Haunted Ohio, and the story about the Victoria Theatre! I quickly rushed the book to one of the other drivers that was there that day, and she did remember very vividly about me complaining about the over powering scent of roses there, and they couldn’t smell anything!

Anita says:

July 15, 2008, 6:49 pm

The story of the Victoria Theatre being haunted is VERY true. I worked there on the janitorial staff in 1991 when I was a teenager. I honestly thought that my boss (who was also my neighbor) was trying to play a trick on me by telling me all of the ghost stories before I started there. Miss Vicky is one of many ghosts at the theatre, and does leave the smell of roses and lilacs along with giggling in the halls, footsteps in the basement dressing rooms, doors slamming, trash can lids spinning, and two instances (there may be even more by now) of full-body apparitions. In addition to Miss Vicky, there is a ghost in the top left balcony who was assaulted there while she was alive. After her death many years later, men began coming out of the balcony having been slapped, scratched, and otherwise physically assaulted. The door to the balony, on spring hinges, would stand open on it’s own as well. There were also instances of the smell of burning wood in the basement and stairwells. I found out after experiencing this that before the theatre existed, there was once a horse stable there that had burnt down. Elevators in the theatre take on a life of their own, moving from floor to floor, doors opening and closing at all hours. This is the first, and still perhaps the most haunted location that I have encountered yet to date. The building next door to the theatre that has The Loft and DC/DC also has a presence there that is extrememly nasty, inlike the ones within the theatre itself. It has been known to growl, show itself as a towering mist to janitorial employees, and make you feel ready to run anytime it is around. The ghosts of the Victoria tend to be most active during remodeling, at night when all but janitorial staff is gone, and just before a production is about to start. An investigation of the theatre would be a dream come true, but unfortunately the theatre tends to want to keep a lid on things.

Vicki says:

July 16, 2008, 3:11 pm

I’ve heard of the Victoria Theater being haunted. I’ve never been inside, but I’ve walked by it many times and every time, i feel like a eerie aurora is circling the theater.

Rachel says:

September 4, 2008, 9:57 pm

Victoria Theater is definitely haunted. I used to spend time there with my friend because her grandma did something in the office there. The elevators are completely out of control and the rose smell is so strong at times that it smells like someone just sprayed perfume in your face. The place is creepy and I also think it would be awesome if someone did an investigation!

Barbara says:

October 9, 2008, 8:12 am

My daughter used to dance and attended the Ballet School at Victoria theater. It was between classes she was on the stairs from the studio floor to the dressing area she hit a cold spot and felt something brush past her. Also she said she got the faint sent of roses.

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October 28, 2008, 7:27 pm


Tawneisha grier says:

January 22, 2009, 4:06 pm

I’m a strong believer in spirits because i had a couple of encounters myself. I’ve heard that story on the news before and from people that worked there. another place that is said to be haunted is wratt patt airforce museum in fairborn,oh.

Mrs. Vicki says:

February 11, 2009, 3:52 pm


Shelby says:

February 20, 2010, 3:42 pm

I have been to the Victoria Theatre about 3 times.My school would have us wtach plays there.Everytime I visited there,I felt very uneasy,and I always felt a presence with me.

mark says:

March 14, 2010, 8:26 pm

Hi! im wondering on who i should talk to about visiting this theater and have information on conducting an investigatory research about paranormal activities in this theater. if anybody has an info regarding this who to contact please email me at thanks

caleb sorg says:

May 17, 2010, 2:14 pm

victoria is the prettiest spirit
with more majesty and awe than the arabian efrit
her perfume drifting down the staircase of the theatre
she may inspire fear in those who meet her.

read the rest of “ode to Miss Victoria” in “the twin poodles:several poems and short stories” by Caleb Sorg

Nathan says:

July 16, 2010, 5:53 pm

i went on a tour there after every one leaves at night they lock the elavators but after a while they here the elavator go up and stop at the second floor then comes back down opens and no bodys in it

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Madison says:

November 8, 2011, 8:18 pm

I do this camp and our final production was taken place at Victoria Theater. I was in the dressing room. Unfortunately I cannot remember what dressing room it was. Anyways I was in this dressing room and I was taking pictures with my friends who also do this camp with me. I was looking over my pictures and I stumbled across one that in the background I saw a shadow! Not kidding. It was clear as day. It looks like a female in an old fashioned type of dress. Has anyone else seen or heard of this “female” before?

Dave Jones says:

January 26, 2012, 1:52 am

Hello folks, ParaVizionz is the exclusive paranormal team for the Dayton Victoria Theatre. We’ve investigated there 19 times and are about to make it 20 this coming Friday as we host a ghost 101 class and investigation as a benefit for the Victoria Association. Check out our website as we have posted tons of evp’s for this facility as well as a video or two. We are Ohio’s premier paranormal team.

Nova B says:

February 27, 2012, 7:26 pm

I was at the Victoria Theater and I was taking pictures and I looked back through them and I saw an outline of a ghost in the picture I took of the left box I thought it was Vicki but after some later research I found out it was a different ghost named Lucille who was assaulted in the left box! Creepy!!

Katy says:

June 13, 2012, 2:36 pm

Wow I have been to the Victoria many times because I live in Dayton I have never seen or heard or smelt these things but after hearing these stories I do believe they are true and anyways I haven’t been there in years!

Hannah Bryant says:

January 13, 2014, 12:01 am

I currently perform at Victoria and hear rustling in the basement dressing room. I have also seen faces popping up and vanishing on walls near the ceiling. For more info on Vicky reply to my post.

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