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Best Theater Companies In North Texas

March 21, 2011 6:37 AM

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Theatre Three's location from 1961-1969 in Downtown Dallas. (Credit: theaterthree.com)

Theatre Three’s location from 1961-1969 in Downtown Dallas. (Credit: theaterthree.com)

Whether you’re hankering to see an old theater classic or eager to discover new, future classics, the North Texas theater scene has something to offer everyone.
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Kitchen Dog Theater enjoys a reputation for offering challenging, thought-provoking plays. (Credit: kitchendogtheater.com)

Kitchen Dog Theater

3120 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75204
(214) 953-1055
www.dallastheatercenter.org

The Kitchen Dog Theater (KDT) is not for the casual theatergoer seeking an evening of light entertainment. KDT enjoys a reputation for offering challenging, thought-provoking plays, from Shakespeare to Pinter, that practically demand independent thinking. Its location in the quirky Uptown district of Dallas reinforces its eclectic, boho-chic vibe.

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The Pocket Sandwich’s casual atmosphere serves as the backdrop to comedies, melodramas, musicals and a few dramas. (Credit: pocketsandwich.com)

Pocket Sandwich Theatre

5400 E. Mockingbird Lane #119
Dallas, Texas 75206
(214) 821-1860
www.pocketsandwich.com

Veering to the opposite side of the theater-going spectrum is the Pocket Sandwich Theatre, which bills itself as “the most fun you can have in a Dallas theatre.” The Pocket Sandwich’s casual atmosphere serves as the backdrop to comedies, melodramas, musicals and a few dramas, some of which even have dinner service. Vegetarians welcome.

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If you fancy a little British humor and pathos with your theater experience, try Dallas’ Theatre Britain. (Credit: theatre-britain.com)

Theatre Britain

4556 Harvest Hill
Dallas, Texas 75244
(972) 490-4202
www.theatre-britain.com

If you fancy a little British humor and pathos with your theater experience, try Dallas’ Theatre Britain. Previous performances have ranged from Harold Pinter’s “Betrayal” to the more familiar “The Frog Prince.” A particular favorite of the company is British pantomime.

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Previous performances include plays by Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Tennessee Williams and August Wilson. (Credit: dallastheatercenter.org)

Dallas Theater Center

2400 Flora Street
Dallas, Texas 75201
(214) 526-8210
www.dallastheatercenter.org

The grande dame of local theater is the Dallas Theater Center (DTC), one of the best theater companies in Dallas. The DTC presents at various venues throughout Dallas, but particularly at the AT&T Performing Arts Center (where it is a resident company), the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, and the Kalita Humphreys Theater, originally designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright. Previous performances include plays by Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Tennessee Williams and August Wilson. The DTC also produces and showcases many new plays.

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Theatre Three's location from 1961-1969 in Downtown Dallas. (Credit: theater3dallas.com)

Theatre Three

2800 Routh Street, Suite 168
Dallas, Texas 75201
(214) 871-3300
www.theatre3dallas.com

Founded in 1961, the nonprofit Theatre Three offers a diverse mix of musicals, comedies and dramas in an intimate performance space seating only 242. The theater company showcases both original plays, as well as traditional classics, including holiday staples. It also offers space to many local companies, including Teatro Dallas, Crossroads Theatre Company and Echo Theatre.

Stage West Theater

Fort Worth's Stage West Theater (Credit: stagewest.org)

Stage West

821 W. Vickery
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
(817) 874-9378
www.stagewest.org

For over 31 years, Stage West has been praised for its excellence – producing 198 shows, including 180 plays  and 18 musicals. Stage West has risen from modest, storefront beginnings to a highly-respected place among American regional theatres.

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