Astonishing Kids & Families With The Fun of Broadway-like Plays & A Lot More

"This urge to avoid judgment affects family get-togethers, neighborhood gatherings, scouting, worship, school, dance classes, athletics—all the wonderful, enriching activities that other families are able to navigate. So most often, they all stay home. Knowing that organizations, such as DCT, care enough to make special efforts to include them can be life changing! If they find that they can plan and successfully attend a theater performance, JUST IMAGINE!"

Our 2012-13 Season

With the mission of inspiring young people to creative and productive lives through the art of the theater, DCT is now proud to be able to create a positive, fun atmosphere for families with sensory friendly needs. A child with autism or some other sensory challenge who loves theater and the arts will be excited about this new program at DCT and, hopefully, with the transformational experience of theater, will be inspired to creatively contribute to the world and their community in their own way.

Performances

In 2014, Dallas Children's Theater will offer three sensory friendly productions

Saturday, July 12 at 4:30 pm - A charming story by E.B. White that proves great things can come in small packages.




Saturday, October 11 at 4:30 pm - In this hilarious musical take on the classic fairy tale, Princess Rapunzel must find a way to escape from the wicked (and wickedly fabulous) Lady Za Za. Thankfully, the handsome Sir Roderick is ready to help Rapunzel take her rightful place as ruler of the kingdom. A wise old dragon, a hairstylist named Edgar, and a mysterious gypsy woman round out this goofy cast of characters. Let down your hair!




General production adaptations include leaving the house lights up a few levels higher than for a standard performance and reducing the sound level. We also offer a "Quiet Room" for children who need a break.

There will be some fun and engaging activities presented before the play, so plan to come as early as one hour before the show which would be 3:30 .

To Purchase Tickets

DCT wants to make sure families have no barriers that would prevent them from at least sampling these great opportunities created especially for them! Tickets to see Stuart Little are $5 per person and tickets to the Rapunzel show will be $10 per person. Regular DCT show prices range from $13 to $28.

To purchase tickets, please call 214-740-0051

Family Resources


Social Story - A pictorial guide with simple language explaining what can be expected when visiting the theater.


Parent Tipsheet – Specific details about the production.


Want to arrange a pre-visit to the theater or have additional questions? Contact Gina Waits at: 214-978-0110 or gina.waits@dct.org

Dallas Children's Theater is a participant in the Audience (R)Evolution Program, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and administered by Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for the professional not-for-profit American theatre.

Autism Speaks is also providing a grant to DCT so that it can document this year's experience. Local partners include Autism Speaks, the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at UT Southwestern, University of North Texas Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences and the Health Science Center and the Autism Center, Children's Medical Center and the Dallas Museum of Art.

Dallas Children's Theater Needs Your Financial Support For This Program


We are so fortunate that this work has been funded for the calendar year 2014. But we've heard the need and we have a dream to ensure these families in Dallas can come see shows like this year after year after year after year. In order to make this dream a reality, we need some help for you. If you, your company or your foundation would like to learn more about how you can support sensory-friendly programming at DCT through a tax-deductible contribution, please contact Michael Gonzales at michael.gonzales@dct.org or Click Here. Thanks for helping us make a difference in the lives of all children and families.

 


 

Box Office:
General Info:
Contact Us

214-740-0051
214-978-0110

Rosewood Center    Map It
5938 Skillman, Dallas, Texas 75231


FROM NORTH (VIA I-75)

Travel I-75 (Central) S and take the Northwest HWY Exit. Merge onto Northwest HWY East. Go approximately 1 mile. Take the Skillman North exit to the right. Go approximately 1/8 mile, turn RIGHT onto Theater Way.

FROM NORTH (VIA DALLAS NORTH TOLLWAY)

Travel South on the Dallas Tollway and take the Northwest HWY Exit. Travel East on Northwest HWY. Take the Skillman North exit to the right. Go approximately 1/8 mile, turn RIGHT onto Theater Way.

FROM NORTH (DENTON AREA)

Travel South on 35E and take the I-635 East exit. Travel East on I-635. Merge onto I-75 South towards Dallas. Exit Northwest HWY East. Go approximately 1 mile. Take the Skillman North exit to the right. Go approximately 1/8 mile, turn RIGHT onto Theater Way.

FROM GARLAND AREA

Travel South on Garland Ave / TX –78 S. Continue to follow TX-78 S. Turn Slight Right onto E Northwest HWY/ TX-244 Spur West. Turn Right onto North Skillman. Go approximately 1/8 mile, turn RIGHT onto Theater Way.

FROM DOWNTOWN (VIA I-75)

Travel I-75 (Central) N and take the Northwest HWY Exit. Merge onto Northwest HWY East. Go approximately 1 mile. Take the Skillman North exit to the right. Go approximately 1/8 mile, turn RIGHT onto Theater Way.

FROM EAST (MESQUITE AREA)

Travel I-30 West (R.L. Thorton) and take the I-75 North exit. From I-75 N take the Northwest Hwy Exit. Merge onto Northwest HWY East. Go approximately 1 mile. Take the Skillman North Exit to the right. Go approximately 1/8 mile, turn RIGHT onto Theater Way.

FROM SOUTH (OAK CLIFF AREA)

Travel I-30 East and take the I-75 North exit. Continue down I-75 N and take the Northwest Hwy Exit. Merge onto Northwest HWY East. Go approximately 1 mile. Take the Skillman North Exit to the RIGHT. Go approximately 1/8 mile, turn RIGHT onto Theater Way.


Plays

Academy Classes

Get Involved

National Tour

Educators

About Us