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Where are the best Theater Classes for Kids?

Children's Theater near me

Giving Kids the gift of learning to perform is what makes Children’s Theater so popular here in Plano and around Dallas Fort Worth. For many kids, this is where they feel most at home! 

There are tons of Theater Classes and Youth Theater programs for kids around Plano, Frisco, Dallas and the surrounding areas which are popular and provide Singing, Dance, Acting and Prop and set-making classes.

Acting classes build self-confidence, and allows Kids to express themselves in a way they can’t express elsewhere, providing an avenue for them to explore the world of imagination, and become active members of society.

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Being exposed to the Theater is beneficial in so many ways, so if you are thinking about enrolling your kid in performing arts, then you have come to the right place.

Check out these places that offer Kids Theater classes around the area and try out a Camp. And, please visit their website link to get more information on each theatre’s COVID-19 protocols.

These doctors have all been recommended by Local Moms and are presented in no particular order. 

Childrens Theater Classes in Plano

Legally Blonde at Shine Plano
Legally Blonde – performed at Shine Plano

Shine Plano

Address: 3035 W 15th St, Plano, TX 75075

Phone: (972) 519-1622

Shine Performing Arts is all about helping kids and teens to shine.

They will be able to discover and hone their talents in acting, singing, and dancing. They offer classes from ages 8 to 18, and their class program has leveled so that they can best serve students with individualized instruction and small class sizes.

The new members’ ages 8-12 begin in Level 1, and new members ages 13-18 start in Level 2.

At Shine, you discover theatre arts, find community, and master performance skills!

Matilda at Shine
Matilda – performed at Shine Plano

North Texas Performing Arts (Willow Bend Center of the Arts)

Magic Treehouse NTPA
Magical Treehouse at NTPA

Address: 6121 W Park Blvd B216, Plano, TX 75093

Phone: (972) 422-2575

North Texas Performing Arts or NTPA is formerly known as Plano Children’s Theatre, provides classes to children ages 3 to 18 to help them discover and develop their passion for the arts.

Founded in 1991, NTPA has been part of many families in the neighboring areas. They provide a wide range of productions and workshops, and training courses that cater to each students’ needs.

NTPA – Plano is partly funded by the City of Plano.

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Genesis Children’s Theatre

Address: 3100 Independence Pkwy #324b, Plano, TX 75075

Phone: (972) 599-3505

A Mom and daughter teamed up on a mission of creating extraordinary theater experiences and making theater a means of educating, challenging, and inspiring young people to their full potential.

Genesis Children’s Theatre has been serving the North Dallas families since 2010 and offers classes to children ages 3-18.

They are committed to providing each student with skills to be successful on stage and in life.

The Art Centre Theatre

Address: 1400 Summit Ave Suite E, Plano, TX 75074

Phone: (972) 881-3228

The Art Centre Theatre is a non-profit theater community in Plano, funded in part by the City of Plano. They offer theatrical arts like music, dance, voice and more for kids, youth and adults.

Rover DramaWerks

Address: 2901 W Parker Rd # 866901, Plano, TX 75086

Phone: (972) 849-0358

Rover Dramawerks is a theatre off-the beaten path. They produce lost or forgotten works of well-known authors, revive excellent scripts that have suffered from a lack of exposure and discover the stage’s unknown gems.

They offer camps and classes for kids ages 6 and up.

Edge Dance & Performing Arts Center

Address: 4101 E Park Blvd #101, Plano, TX 75074

Phone: (972) 516-1653

Edge Dance & Performing Arts Center has been providing excellence in the arts since 2012. Their highly skilled staff of instructors are equipped with many years of both performance and teaching experience.

They offer weekly dance classes for recreational and competitive for many dance styles, including ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, hip hop, drill team prep, and musical theatre.

Also, Classes for acting and singing and hold significant productions all year round.

Outcry Youth Theatre

Address: 5425 W Spring Creek Pkwy #200, Plano, TX 75024. Phone: 214-964-0363

My kids perform with Outcry Youth Theatre, it’s not classes, they perform in shows. They have two age divisions. Rehearsals are in Plano, performances are at the Addison Theatre Center” – Theresa, Plano TX

The Stage Door

Address: 2637 Summit Ave #305, Plano, TX 75074

Phone: (469) 814-9562

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Children’s Theater Programs in Frisco, TX

Acting Studio

Address: 7151 Preston Rd, Frisco, TX 75034

Phone: (214) 705-8322

The Acting Studio is the largest children’s theatre company of its kind, offering almost two dozen unique classes in all levels of acting, voice, and dance at four locations throughout the DFW metroplex – Frisco, Grapevine, Keller, and Rockwall.

Frisco School of Music & Performing Arts

Address: 9255 Preston Rd, Frisco, TX 75033

Phone: (214) 436-4058

Frisco School of Music and Performing Arts has been part of many families since they opened on year 2000. For 20 years, they have introduced the musical and artistic study to the community.

The school teaches a wide variety of instruments as well as acting, art, and musical theater.

Theatre Frisco

Address: 8004 Dallas Pkwy #200, Frisco, TX 75034

Phone: (972) 370-2266

The Dallas Conservatory – Frisco

Address: 6106 Frisco Square Blvd, Frisco, TX 75034

Phone: (469) 498-8188

Childrens Theater Schools in McKinney

Young Actors House

Address: 3400 W Eldorado Pkwy #1, McKinney, TX 75070

Phone: (469) 389-0068

Ovation Academy of Performing Arts

Address: 404 Power House St, McKinney, TX 75071

Phone: (214) 856-4513

Childrens Theater in Allen

Allen’s Community Theatre

Address: 1210 E Main St #300, Allen, TX 75002

Phone: (844) 822-8849


Actor Conservatory Theatre

Address: 359 Lake Park Rd #118, Lewisville, TX 75067

Phone: (972) 436-8228

We definitely think it’s worth trying out a Camp or a Trial Class or Production for your Kiddo to see if Theater is their thing and if it is, which Theater School is a good fit for you.

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