Welcome to The Art Centre Theatre -
Conveniently located in Plano. As a community we provide an accessible environment for artists of all interest and experience to bring their passion to life. We strongly believe that people of all age, race, religion, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender identity have the right to express themselves in a safe, non-judgmental environment.
We offer instruction in theatrical arts (music, dance, voice and more!) We hope you'll enjoy our shows, and consider joining our rapidly growing family!
of the Moment
ACT would like to recognize Rachel Mcguire who has given unwavering support. Another person who is brand new at this theatre. Giving so much time on and off site to the theatre. ACT thanks her for all her support and love she expresses for the Arts.
Show Photos/Clips !!!
All Ticket Sales Are Final. (Non-Refundable)
If you have any questions regarding our Ticket Policy please
click the "Ticket Policy" button below prior to purchasing tickets.
If you would like to exchange your tickets for another performance/production, please click the
"Exchange Tickets", located above & on the "Full Season" page.
December 1st - 17th, 2023
Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself at Higbee's Department Store. The consistent response: "You'll shoot your eye out!" All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family's temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys' experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie's father winning a lamp shaped like a woman's leg in a net stocking; Ralphie's fantasy scenarios and more.
Licensed through Dramatic Publishing
By Philip Grecian. Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story, © 1983 Turner Entertainment Co., distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark; and on the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd.
Stop The Presses
January 26th - February 11th, 2023
Freedom of the press is threatened when Sleazy Tab Lloyd gains control of “The Clarion” and stuffs each issue with utter nonsense: ’Man-Eating Kangaroo Found in Tucson Hotel Lobby!’... ’George Washington Is Alive!’ ...you get the picture (but hopefully not the paper!). Everyone will groan and howl at the jokes. Of course, all ends well when our villain is defeated in the hilarious finale, and Aspen and Jack head down the wedding aisle.
Typeset by TIM KELLY
In Production with Pioneer Drama Sercive
Escape to Margaritaville
May 31st - June 16th, 2024
Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville is a musical comedy featuring the most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including “Cheeseburger in Paradise”, “Margaritaville,” “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” “Fins,” “Volcano,” and many more. With a book by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia (“My Name is Earl,” “Raising Hope”) and Emmy nominee Mike O’Malley (“Survivor’s Remorse,” “Shameless”), this hilarious, heartwarming musical is the party you’ve been waiting for!
Book by Greg Garcia and Mike O’Malley, Music and Lyrics by Jimmy Buffett
Original Broadway Production produced by
Frank Marshall, Rich Entertainment Group, Anita Waxman and Grove Entertainment
The world premiere of Escape to Margaritaville was produced by La Jolla Playhouse, in La Jolla, California
Christopher Ashley, Artistic Director and Michael Rosenberg, Managing Director
Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville is presented by special arrangement with
Broadway Licensing Global. (www.broadwaylicensing.com)
NOTE TO AUDIENCE: The videotaping or audio and/or visual recording of this production is
a violation of United States Copyright Law and an actionable federal offense.
Bat Boy The Musical
August 2nd - 18th, 2023
Based on a story in The Weekly World News, BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL is a musical comedy/horror show about a half boy/half bat creature who is discovered in a cave near Hope Falls, West Virginia. For lack of a better solution, the local sheriff brings Bat Boy to the home of the town veterinarian, Dr. Parker, where he is eventually accepted as a member of the family and taught to act like a “normal” boy by the veterinarian’s wife, Meredith, and teenage daughter, Shelley. Bat Boy is happy with his new life, but when he naively tries to fit in with the narrow-minded people of Hope Falls, they turn on him, prodded by the machinations of Dr. Parker, who secretly despises Bat Boy. Shelley and Bat Boy, who have fallen in love, run away together from the ignorant townfolk and have a blissful coupling in the woods, but their happiness is shattered when Meredith arrives and reveals a secret. Soon the entire town arrives and hears the shocking story of Bat Boy’s unholy origin.
“Bat Boy The Musical" is presentedby special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC.
Check out our Auditions!
Do you want to be on the stage? Backstage? Usher? Assistant Direct? Direct? Or Just Volunteer?
ACT gives its public the opportunity to show off their hidden talent in the theatre space.
ACT has for the past 25 years inspired new-comers to try out
and build their confidence and skill all the while giving a fun and productive experience.
If you like to know more
click the yellow "Audition Button" Below
Click the poster below
to see upcoming auditions
Patrons and employees of Plano hotels and motels receive a 10% discount off tickets purchased at the door.
Receipt of stay dated within 15 days of the show or current employee pay stub.
PISD teachers, Plano firefighters and law enforcement officers, City of Plano employees, and members of the Armed Forces receive a 10% discount at the door with proper ID.
ACT has terrific sponsorship opportunities for you and/or your business.
Click the button below for more information.
If you wish to contact a person you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
New Sponsors & Old Thank you for supporting the Arts and ACT.
"Find the perfect Plano real estate agent"
Fill out the form below to subscribe and be the first to know about upcoming ACT events via e-mails from ACT.
Don't Forget to set your email filters to allow traffic from artcentretheatre.com!
After filling out form you'll get an e-mail with instructions on managing your subscription.
You can unsubscribe at any time. ACT will not sell or give the information you provide to any third party.
Rooms for Rentals
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 email@example.com for details and scheduling!
KERA members will receive a two-for-one discount at the door for non-special event shows! Look up the show date and time, note your desired seats from those available, and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your request so we can hold your reservation; you may pay at the door when you show your KERA membership card.