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Dallas/Ft. Worth: Theater

Dallas Theater: Theater Around Dallas

Below are our Dallas Theater recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, theater history and other points of interest in Dallas Art.

Allied Theatre Group – Stage West Theatre

Allied Theatre Group – Stage West Theatre Information

Public Transportation: Good (a 2-minute walk from The T buses 1, 4, and 6 at West Vickery Boulevard/Hemphill Street; and a 7-minute walk from several buses and DART trains at the T&P Vickery Center Station)
Handicapped Accessibility: Good
Performances/Programs: 6 shows per season with multiple performances of each. Performance schedule is Thursday–Sunday
Ticket Prices: Fridays & Saturdays $30; Thursdays & Sundays $26; Prix Fixe Fridays
(Includes dinner …more…

Amphibian Stage Productions

Founded in 2000 by three alumni of TCU’s Department of Theatre and dedicated to promoting creative collaborations and networking, Amphibian links its company members living in Fort Worth, New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles, presenting readings and fully staged productions in Fort Worth and New York.

The company is recognized for its stylistically and thematically varied productions, as evidenced by the plays slated for its 2011 season, which ranged from …more…

Casa Mañana

Casa Mañana originally opened in 1936 as a magnificent outdoor amphitheater that was built by impresario Billy Rose as the part of the Texas Centennial Celebration. The amphitheater closed forever after a 100-day run, due to cost overruns and the looming threat of World War II. In 1958, a new Casa Mañana opened in the same location, this time as a fully enclosed, air-conditioned, domed theatre-in-the round. Then, in 2003, …more…

Contemporary Theatre of Dallas

Contemporary Theatre of Dallas Information

Public Transportation: Fair (a 3-minute walk from DART bus 24 at McMillan Avenue/Sears Street; and a 5-minute walk from bus 1 at Oram Street/Matilda Street)
Handicapped Accessibility: Good
Performances/Programs: 4 shows per season with multiple performances of each
Ticket Prices: Floor Tickets (Adult $32; Senior $27); Balcony Tickets (Adult $27; Senior $22). $10 student rush tickets are available 15 minutes before curtain. Discounts for military service-men and women, …more…

Dallas Summer Musicals

The history of Dallas Summer Musicals dates back to 1941, when a summer season that began with the Sigmund Romberg operettaBlossom Time was presented in the Fair Park bandshell by a company called Opera Under the Stars. That first season of 12 shows was co-produced by a group of Dallas businesses and the Shubert organization. Due to the onset of World War II, no shows were staged the following year, …more…

Dallas Theater Center

In late 2009, the Dallas Theater Center moved into the new state-of-the-art Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, designed by Pritzker Prize-winner Rem Koolhaas. Its old home, the Kalita Humphreys Theater, is one of only three existing theaters designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, but the building had flaws and limitations.

DTC has been providing Dallas with high-quality productions of new plays, great musicals, and classics since 1959. DTC also has a free …more…

Hip Pocket Theatre

Founded in 1976, Hip Pocket has presented hundreds of shows over the decades, including more than 150 world premieres. The company’s first home was a renovated motel on Highway 80; productions there ran the gamut from Cowtown to Tarzan of the Apes to Tartuffe. Hip Pocket left the Highway 80 location in 1980 and moved to the Oak Acres Amphitheater in 1980. There it remained until 2004, when it relocated …more…

Jubilee Theatre

Jubilee is noted for presenting theatrical works that reflect the African-American experience; recent productions have included August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean and the musicals The Wiz, Blues in the Night and One Mo’ Time.  It became an Equity company in 1995. Over the past several years, programming has been expanded with the introduction of a music series, a reading series, and an educational outreach program.

Founded in 1981, the troupe had no permanent home …more…

Kitchen Dog Theater

Kitchen Dog presents “plays that challenge our moral and social consciences, invite our audiences to be provoked, challenged, and amazed.” Its recent productions have ranged from contemporary works including Noah Haidle’s Vigils, Allison Moore’s Slasher, and Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s boom to classics such as Chekhov’s The Seagull. Kitchen Dog also offers a New Works Festival. The theater’s name is taken from Samuel Beckett’sWaiting for Godot, in which the “kitchen dog” symbolizes the victim/participant in …more…

Lyric Stage

Lyric Stage Information

Public Transportation: Good (a short walk from Dart bus 302 at Finley Road/Coker Street and bus 303 at Finley Road/North MacArthur Boulevard)
Handicapped Accessibility: Good
Performances/Programs: 4 shows per season with multiple performances of each
Ticket Prices: $25–$50 depending on seat selection
Subscriptions: Full season subscriptions are $120–$150 depending on seat selection and include free ticket exchange. Preview subscriptions (1st show of each run) $90.

Shakespeare Dallas

Inspired by the New York Shakespeare Festival, Robert Glenn started The Shakespeare Festival of Dallas in 1971. Its transformation into a year-round producing organization began in 1991 when the company was invited to perform in Addison Circle Park.

From 1973 until 2004, the company produced two free-admission Shakespeare productions each summer. By 2005, it had expanded its Shakespeare in the Park season to include a third title and a fall season …more…

Stage West Theatre

Stage West was founded in 1979 by Jerry Russell, on Houston Street in downtown Ft. Worth. Its first performance venue was a 65-seat storefront theatre next to Russell’s European Sandwich Shoppe, and the first production was Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story. Over the decades, the company has risen from its modest beginnings to earn a respected place among U.S. regional theatres by staging a wide range of works – classic …more…

Theatre Three

Theatre Three Information

Public Transportation: Good (a 2-minute walk from Dart buses 21 and 39, and the M Line Trolley at McKinney Avenue/Worthington Street; and a 4-minute walk from buses 29 and 31 at Maple Avenue/Cedar Springs Road)
Handicapped Accessibility: Good
Performances/Programs: 6–7 mainstage shows and 6 Theatre Too shows with multiple performances of each, plus special children’s performances. Theatre Too shows take place in the basement performing space and include original plays, …more…

Undermain Theatre

Founded in 1984, Undermain Theatre is a company of artists that performs experimental works, develops original and world premiere productions, supports a theater archive, and publishes plays. At its home theater in Dallas’s historic Deep Ellum, Undermain has presented many regional premieres, including works by Mac Wellman, Conor McPherson, Suzan Lori-Parks, Lenora Champagne, Howard Barker, Dario Fo, Sam Shepard, Samuel Beckett, Caryl Churchill, Goran Stefanovski, and Octavio Solis.

In 1995, during …more…

Watertower Theatre

Since its inception in 1996, WaterTower has made it a point of pride to offer productions representing all theatrical genres — comedies and dramas, plays and musicals, classics of Western literature and new works by up-and-coming writers. The theater’s mainstage productions in recent seasons have ranged from John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt to Tennessee Williams The Glass Menagerie to the all-time-hit musical comedy Guys and Dolls and the critically acclaimed musical drama Grey Gardens. Meanwhile, …more…