Overview of Program

    Theatre is available to all Dallas ISD secondary students as well as in a few elementary programs. The Theatre ensemble at each campus is an audition-only ensemble group that performs at the school and community events such as the UIL One Act Play Competition or the Pre-UIL One Act Play Competition. High school theatre students may have opportunities to further engage in extensive theatre programming such as musical theatre, makeup design, technical theatre, lighting and sound design, and costume design.


    The Dallas ISD theatre educators are devoted to providing a high-quality teaching environment that prepares students to pursue their goals. Whether becoming an actor in college or using their skills in leadership and collaboration, we teach the skills that allow them to become passionate public speakers and lead with confidence.

    Community Partnerships

    • Kitchen Dog Theater
    • Dallas Theater Center
    • AT&T Performing Art Center
    • Dallas Black Dance Theater
    • Junior Players
    • Orchestra of New Spain
    • Dark Circles Contemporary Dance
    • Dallas Summer Musicals
    • CLI Studios

    Recognition / Honors

    It is an exciting time to get involved in Dallas ISD theatre. Every year, Dallas ISD has students who place at State for the UIL Theatrical Design Contest. Our students compete in the D PAC Festival and this last year, Dallas had five playwrights chosen to have work with professional playwrights  to edit and craft their work, culminating in their work being performed and published with PUPFest (playwrights under progress festival) with Kitchen Dog Theater and Junior Players. We are offering what no other district can in access to watching live professional productions, immersive training opportunities, and connections to professional artists in our masterclasses at every campus.