EIN 75-1967052

Dallas Childrens Theater

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Dallas children'Childrens's Theater, Inc. is dedicated to providing professional, top quality Theater to children and their families, especially to those who would not otherwise have an opportunity to experience live Theater. The organization's princi...
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Program areas at Dallas Childrens Theater

Dct's Theater production season offers up to 10 plays for family audiences on a wide array of topics and themes, from favorite classics to works based on popular children'Childrens's literature to relevant, edgy teen issues. Dct offers musicals, dramas, puppet Theater, and everything in between to delight and inspire all ages. Dct annually reaches an average of over 86,000 persons through this offering; most significant are student matinee performances whereby student sponsors (districts or ptas) receive discounted tickets and free study guides are available online for curriculum-related activities. Dct also offers free or deeply discounted tickets to low-income children and families, and for title 1 schools. Productions adapted for children with sensory needs continue to be a part of the season as well. Dct continues its community engagement efforts through dct storytime, an initiative that takes elements of dct's professional plays out into the neighborhoods. Professional actors and teaching artists go into libraries and other community venues as a way of both introducing the concept of Theater to some audiences and creating a deeper connection between dct and others. Presentations can include performances, hands-on workshops, early script readings, play focus groups and much more. Recent visits include nexus recovery center, city square food on the move at park lane terrace apartments, trinity river mission and 25 libraries.
Dct on tour is a professional touring company performing annually for a diverse audience comprised of 125,000 to 145,000 students and families in over 60 cities throughout the us and canada. Known for presenting full-scale theatrical productions to every region, dct's tour provides exceptional, compelling Theater to all young people, especially in under-served rural and inner-city communities. In 2006, the tour traveled to china, representing the usa at the shanghai international children'Childrens's culture & arts expo. The touring company has performed at numerous prestigious theaters including the jfk center for the performing arts in Washington, dc and the tribeca performing arts center in new york city. The national endowment for the arts has designated dct on tour as an american masterpiece touring artist. The company has recently been called upon to provide sensory versions of their production throughout the country.
Dct's educational programs include the dct academy which offers year-round classes to more than 3,300 children, ages 3-18. Classes are offered in beginning to advanced Theater arts and taught by degreed Theater professionals with focus on the development of imagination, communication skills, collaborative problem-solving, and performance techniques. Dct now also has dedicated sensory-friendly classes to fall, spring and summer sessions. Additionally, after school drama classes are created and administered by dct to benefit youth through after-school satellite Theater arts programs. The curtains up on reading program is an in-school and summer program integrating drama, literature, language arts, social studies and history. Dct artists-in-residence collaborate with educators in Dallas area elementary schools to incorporate the arts into the core curriculum for over 2,000 students. Scholarship opportunities are offered so that dct class offerings are affordable and accessible to all.

Who funds Dallas Childrens Theater

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Texas Instruments FoundationMiscellaneous Charitable, Educational-Related, Scientific, Cultural and Arts Organizations.$400,000
Theatre Communications GroupAwards/fellowships$187,500
Carlson FoundationGeneral Fund$70,000
...and 17 more grants received

Personnel at Dallas Childrens Theater

Lauren HerringtonTreasurer and Vice President Finance$0
Stephanie NelsonVice President Government and Nominating$0
Tara LewisSecretary and Vice President Governance$0
Deborah StanfordVice President of Development$0
Everett SpaethVice President of Facilities$0
...and 14 more key personnel

Financials for Dallas Childrens Theater

RevenuesFYE 08/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$2,173,878
Program services$1,560,278
Investment income and dividends$1,832
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$81,277
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$-25,439
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$5,621
Total revenues$3,797,447

Form 990s for Dallas Childrens Theater

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-082021-05-05990View PDF
2019-082020-09-30990View PDF
2018-082019-06-19990View PDF
2017-082018-12-22990View PDF
2016-082017-08-18990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

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Data update history
July 22, 2022
Received grants
Identified 4 new grant, including a grant for $400,000 from Texas Instruments Foundation
July 3, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
June 30, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
September 22, 2021
Received grants
Identified 8 new grant, including a grant for $187,500 from Theatre Communications Group
August 21, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
Nonprofit Types
Arts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsPerforming arts organizationsPerforming arts centersTheatersCharities
Arts, cultural, and humanities
Fundraising eventsState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
5938 Skillman St
Dallas, TX 75231
Metro area
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
Dallas County, TX
Website URL
(214) 978-0110
Facebook page
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IRS details
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Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A65: Theater
NAICS code, primary
711110: Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
Parent/child status
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