Dallas Children's Theater Blog

Astonishing Kids And Families With The Fun of Broadway-Like Plays and A Lot More!

Astonishing, Challenging and Delighting These Beautiful Young Minds, One at a Time.

The following is a letter from a recent parent who enrolled her child for the first time in our Academy program.  Thanks Shawn for letting us share this!


Dear Terry:

A huge round of applause and hugs to you and your team.

Our Pre K Drama camp experience was wonderful!

I really cannot emphasize enough how the program benefited my daughter.  Reese does not attend other classes besides gymnastics because she never feels “comfortable” enough to leave Mom.  And there was absolutely no hesitation for her to go with your team!  As soon as we pulled into the parking lot she said, “i know this place, this is where Pinkalicious is.  I’m not scared Mommy I know this place.”  It was the first time I was able to drop her off and go.

The organization, safety and dedicated team was second to none.

Reese woke up early each day and dressed herself because she couldn’t wait to get there.  That is a pretty big feat for a 4 year old who has never attended any classes without Mom.   And we had to leave pretty early to arrive on time none of which deterred her one bit.  Can’t wait to be a part of your next program and will continue to enjoy your wonderful productions.

All the best & a sincere thank you.

Shawn & Reese

Valen and Reese (1)

( Reese receives her flowers on performance day as she poses with her teacher Valen.)


September 19th is North Texas Giving Day

The impact of your gift to Dallas Children’s Theater is truly immeasurable.  Just ask Shawn and Reese.

To read more about DCT’s impact, read these stories


To support DCT on September 19 and see your gift multiplied, go to https://www.donorbridgetx.org/npo/751967052/


DCT’S 30th Anniversary Birthday Bash Promises Fun, Fun, Fun…

KA2_7487Dallas Children’s Theater is inviting friends, fans and those who are just curious to a FREE community birthday party with loads of fun and family-friendly activities after the 1:30 pm show of DR. SEUSS’S THE CAT IN THE HAT on Saturday, September 21 from 3:00pm – 5:00 pm in celebration of the theater’s 30th birthday.

Festivities include two hours of showstopping entertainment including music and stories by Willy Welch “Mr. Willy”, a musical puppetry review by Becky Burks Keenan, clowning with Slappy & Monday, Hula dancing, a special performance by Lone Star Circus plus a vintage gameroom full of fun and prizes. Rumor has it you might also win the prize for being the best hula hooper in the bunch, too!

Thanks to support from area theaters and other organizations, there will also be a host of great raffle prizes such as tickets to a Rangers game, Dallas Arboretum, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas Theater Center, AT&T Performing Arts Center, and many more. DCT is even providing some delicious treats thanks to area food trucks such as Ruthie’s Rolling Cafe, Kona Ice and Sprinkles mini cupcakes.

Guests will want to catch a glimpse of the winning hat designs from DCT’s Hats Off to 30th anniversary design contest modeled by some of the DCT Academy students.  Shall we say, simply awesome!

Founder and Executive Artistic Director Robyn Flatt says DR. SEUSS’S THE CAT IN THE HAT  “…is the perfect way to kick-off our very special birthday season.”

Guests for the Birthday Party only will enter the EDUCATION entrance at 3:00 pm sharp.  DCT wants guests to know ahead of time that because of an earlier event in the building, we will not be able to open the doors any sooner than 3:00 pm and asks people to please plan accordingly.  Those who have purchased tickets to the 1:30 pm show will proceed from autographs directly into the party.

Come celebrate with us!