Dallas Children's Theater

5938 Skillman Street


The mission Dallas Children's Theater is to inspire young people to creative and productive lives through the art of theater. We accomplish our mission through:

 - A professional season of diverse, quality productions for youth and families,
 - Year-round education and outreach programs,
 - The development of new works and new artists.

Core Values:

Theatrical Passion: By providing a home base for artists, Dallas Children's Theater creates powerful live theater to expose children, families, educators and community members to both classic and contemporary works. Dallas Children's Theater dedicates its resources to elevating the field on a local as well as national level.

Commitment to Staff: Dallas Children's Theater is committed to providing staff with wages and benefits that recognize their contribution to the organization's overall success and regularly evaluates these decisions equally alongside other budgetary priorities.

Inspiring Creativity: Dallas Children's Theater believes every child is unique and has something valuable to contribute to society. We help them embrace creativity as an intrinsic part of life, inspiring them to imaginative and rewarding lives.

Innovative Leadership: Dallas Children's Theater uses its art form to present issues facing today's youth and supplements dramatic performances with workshops and events featuring leading experts in education, arts and health to ignite enlightening and powerful conversation.

Reaching Out: Dallas Children's Theater believes all children, families and members in the education community deserve the opportunity to experience live theater and its powerful effects; especially those who might consider cost a barrier.

Arts and Community: Dallas Children's Theater believes that the collective arts are a critical part of where we all live, work and play and is therefore committed to taking on new challenges and collaborating with our peers to use the arts to make a positive impact in our community-both today and in the future.


Joel Christiansen

Monday, Jan. 2, 2017

We have been visit the theater for over 7 years now. All of our children have enjoyed the performances and retell the stories from the plays as fond memories. The Lone Star Circus comes once a year and is a seasonal favorite for the whole family.

Tiffany Bishop

Monday, March 6, 2017

Awesome experience to help get children excited about theatre. Definitely will return!

Ben Hillman

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

Nice building. Great set design. Courteous staff.

Neil Krasnoff

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Theater camps for toddlers are great for kids and parents.


Friday, Aug. 5, 2016

Excellent production and not traumatic for kids like some other posts have intimated. Do they let their kids watch Bambi? We love author Kate DeCamillo and that is our favorite book of all time. The production at DCT surpassed all expectations. It was so professional, and the part where the little girl dies was handled so tastefully. Getting to meet the cast afterwards was a real treat. We took our entire family including Grandparents and my youngest daughter's third grade teacher (she reads the book in class every year). Everyone was amazed! It is a wonderful story with a powerful message. David Owens

Upcoming Events at Dallas Children's Theater

Show - Tomás And The Library Lady

Sunday, Apr 2, 2017 at 4:30pm
Baker Theater
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Show - Blue

Sunday, Apr 30, 2017 at 4:30pm
Studio Theater
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Show - Roald Dahl'S James And The Giant Peach 

Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 4:30pm
Baker Theater
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