Acting for Life! Support your ACT!
5220 Village Creek Dr, Plano, Texas 75093 ~ 214-810-3228      
Jamey Jamison, Executive Director       A 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization
Welcome to The Art Centre Theatre - the finest community of talented youth, teens and adults in the North Texas area. Conveniently located in Plano, we offer instruction in theatre arts, music, dance, voice and more, last year serving over 700 children and staging over 50 complete productions. We hope you'll enjoy our shows, and consider joining our rapidly growing family!

      "Days of Disco" opens Friday ... W.R. Maxwell staged reading ... MURDER MYSTERY DINNER August 6! Book today!

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ACT has terrific sponsorship opportunities for you and/or your business. Click here for additional information, or please contact our Executive Director, Jamey Jamison at 214-810-3228 (or e-mail for further information.

Discount Tickets:

Patrons and the employees of the fabulous Plano hotels and motels are entitled to a 10% discount off any tickets purchased at the door; show a receipt or current pay stub. (Receipts must be dated within 15 days of the show date.)

PISD Teachers, Plano Fire-fighters and Law-enforcement officers, City Of Plano employees, and members of the armed forces receive a 10% discount at the door with proper ID.

KERA members can receive a two-for-one discount at the door for non-special event shows! Select your show date and desired seats and e-mail with your request so we can hold your reservation; you may pay at the door when you show your KERA membership card.

Trying to Get a Break? The first Tuesday of every month ACT provides FREE SPACE for anyone wishing to have their works heard. Please book in advance by contacting the Executive Director, Jamey Jamison (

Front and Center on the ACT stage ...

An ACT Original Adaptation
Jul 29-Aug 7:      The Days of Disco

"Say, brother, slip me some skin! Are you hip to the jive? Can you feel what I'm layin' down?" You just made a deal with the devil! It's that wonderful decade of the '70s--flared trousers, platform shoes, open neck shirts, and GLITTER! In "The Days of Disco" we journey with Peter Faust as he moves from lowly busboy to rock god! How? PURE EVIL! It's an explosion of songs, split your pants dance routines, and lots and lots and lots of GLITTER! The ACT youth bring back the glory days!

$15. ACT member discounts apply if you buy in advance using our online system.

by W. R. Maxwell
An ACT Staged Reading
August 2, 7:00:      Special Staged Reading: "Shot in the Foot"

The ACT community is treated to a new play by Ft. Worth's W.R. Maxwell, with a staged reading of "Shot in the Foot." It's Texas in the 1880s, and the Pinkerton Detective agency is charged with protecting a large chunk of cash for cattle auctions. Rookie detective Percy Peterson is assigned with tracking down notorious bad guy, "Black" Bart Talbert. Unfortunately, there are a lot of bad guys in the area with the name Bart, and the only distinguishing physical characteristic of Talbert is that he has six toes on his left foot. Percy assumes a disguise, and sets out after his prey, running into a wild group of characters. Join us for this first look at a unique Western farce!

Suggested donation $5 at the door to help support ACT's continuing efforts to spotlight new artists.
An ACT Original Production
Aug 6, 7:30pm:      Murder Mystery Dinner: Edna Bites It

The Class of '76 is back in action at their '70s-themed 40th high school reunion, and the only living faculty member, Edna Von Schlickendicken, now a zillionairess from her face cream and cosmetics empire (no wonder she looks so well-preserved!) joins the class to commemorate the evening. A time capsule, buried 40 years prior on the school campus, is opened, and the game is afoot when Edna is suddenly murdered! Ace detective Sam Diamond is called in to solve the crime. Was it her business partner, Claven Cliff? Class President Charles Cheeslay, or his wife (the former Ms. Texas Leather), Trixie? Perhaps the odd and strangely accented foreign exchange student, Utta Schlonsonwiener, heir to the Norwegian throne, or her "husband," Sven? Many other characters are possible in a bizarre, but lovable, cast. Adult themes and language - consider this show rated "R".
  • Come in your '70s attire - door prize for the best outfit!!
  • Fabulous raffle prizes - tickets $5.00!
  • Three course Italian meal served by A Little Bit of Love Catering
$30 for table seating with dinner (every purchase of two or more dinner tickets gets a free bottle of wine). $20 show only.

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You already shop online - why not support ACT while you do it? Hundreds of merchants are accessible through our new partner,, including Amazon, Best Buy, and Target. Take one extra step in your shopping and click the image above to go to your favorite merchant and your purchase could result in up to 15% going to support your favorite theatre! Save the link ( in your favorites and enjoy your shopping!

Official Hotel of ACT for June!

Visitors to our great community can take advantage of significant discounts when you stay at one of the premiere hotels in Plano. Call the theatre for more information!

Do you like to shop?

Online shoppers using Amazon can return %.5 of your eligible purchase to ACT! Click on the logo below, then sign in to your Amazon account as normal. That's all there is to it!

Also, you can shop at these local merchants, tell 'em we sent you - and ACT gets 1% (.05% at Kroger)!! At Tom Thumb or Randalls, give them our code #12939 when you check out. At Albertson's, give them #49001026649 (or, better, use a barcode tag you can get at the ACT front desk). For Kroger, link your Kroger Plus card to the ACT organization using number 45989 - go to to establish the link. Note that many of these programs require annual renewal of your community organization links.

Attention Plano Arts Groups! ACT is making available at no charge a room for use in the artistic pursuits, the third Tuesday of every month from 6:00-9:00 PM, for activities supporting 10-to-25 people. Contact for details and scheduling!

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Art Centre Theatre        ACT is funded in part by:
City of Plano


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