The Place to ACT for Life
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!

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August Outreach

This month ACT is supporting
Plano ISD
As always, the beginning of the school year means supplies are needed! Let's have a big ACT turnout for the kids in our great home city! Bring the following type of items and place them in the designated bin in the lobby - consumable supplies are particularly beneficial as they need replenishment throughout the year.

Crayons (24 or 16 color)
White Glue (4 oz)
Small Glue Sticks
#2 Pencils
250 count facial tissues
Scissors (blunt and sharp point)
Wide rule spiral notebooks (70 sheet)
White 12x18 drawing paper (100 sheet)
Construction paper, asst. colors, 12x18 (80 sheet)
Folders with pockets (with and without brads)
Washable water color markers
Watercolors with brush
Hand wipes (boxed)
Hand sanitizer (8 oz)
Writing tablets (Mead K1 or K2 - 5/8" rule red baseline)
Plastic school box or plastic zipper pouch
Large erasers
Red marking pencils
Notebook paper (wide rule, 200 sheet)
Plastic ruler, 12" w/ centimeter & inch scale
Yellow highlighters
Colored pencils (box of 12)
Three-ring notebook, 2"
Red pens (ballpoint or felt tip)
Blue/Black ballpoint pens

Thank you, ACTors!!!

On Your ACT Stage ...

Princess Bride
An original ACT adaptation.
August 29-September 7 - The Princess Bride

Based on William Goldman's novel, our story runs the gamut of human emotion and action. Stable boy-turned-pirate Westley's journey to rescue Buttercup, his true love, from the evil prince, whom she was tricked into agreeing to marry, with help from some unique and memorable characters, we'll find out if the star-crossed lovers find each other!

This is a special run of this show, with both adult and youth casts performing. Check out both!

$15 ($12 for members).
September 4, 8pm - Folding Chairs Presents: White After Labor Day

The Folding Chairs comedy troupe returns! They're presenting original sketches they hope you’ll find timely and amusing. Actually, they hope you’ll snort your beverage through your nostrils in wild hilarity.

“White After Labor Day” is a celebration of the end of the summer, the beginning of the fall, and all things silly and politically incorrect. They've thrown in some improv for your participation, too! When you arrive at the theatre, write down a line of dialog that you would like to add to our improv sketches, place it in the designated bowl, and during the improv segments your suggestions will be randomly selected and immortalized on stage! Join us and our special guest emcee, Eric Vale, and let fly the laughter!

$20. But wait! There's a special 25% discount and a comp on the ticketing fees if you provide a special, super-secret code when you order your tickets online--making your ticket price a mere $15! All you have to do is visit the Folding Chairs Facebook page (give 'em a "like" while you're there) to get the code. The link is: BYOB. Mature content - attendees under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


You may have noticed a few changes to the landscaping, lately, and you can thank Rick Runowski and his family for that! They have generously donated tree service to ACT and you can see the changes happening every weekend! He already finished the tree by the swing and will be working on all of our trees over the next month. His daughter Kristina just finished the "Annie Jr." summer show, and is currently in "The Wizard of Oz." You'll see Rick in our upcoming production of "SPAMALOT."
Rick and his wife Sandy are helping to preserve our Bradford pear trees which have been struck by lightning several times in the last year-the front tree behind the black bench was hit 9 confirmed times before it finally died. While Mother Nature may not like Bradford pears - the Runowskis do!

As always, ACT is profoundly grateful to all all of the families involved in our programs.

ACT's Official Photographer, Robert Hold

ACT is delighted to partner with Robert Hold Photography to provide professional cast, show and related photographs for all of our productions and events. High-quality images are available from Robert's Web site at very reasonable rates, and a portion of the proceeds are donated to support your ACT. Robert is also available for your individual, group, wedding, or similar photographic needs. Check out his offerings at

Families and Friends of our ACTors, click the link below to be taken directly to the ACT Gallery on Robert's site:


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!


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.

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). At Target Stores, use your RED Card - go to to link your card to ACT. 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.

Donate to ACT!

We can't do it without YOU! ACT is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax-exempt organization. Your tax-deductible donation is appreciated!

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