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Education Programs
Student Matinees

Student matinees are offered most seasons if there is a production that will be of interest to and suitable for middle or high school students.  Most student matinee performances include a post-show discussion with the cast. 

In the 2014-2015 Season, student matinees are being offered for our production of All My Sons on:

Tuesday, April 28 at 10am
Tuesday, May 5 at 10am

For more information, contact Janeth Farnsworth at 972-450-6228. 

After-School Drama Program

 WaterTower Theatre offers innovative After-School Drama Programs as an important part of its educational programming. The programs offer a unique way for students to be introduced to theatre and learn important life skills. Programs can be tailored to meet the needs of a specific school and age range.

After-school programs generally consist of ten 1 to 1 1/2 hour classes that meet once or twice a week at the end of the school day on the participating school's campus. WaterTower currently offers the program at Anne Frank Elementary School, George H. W. Bush Elementary School, Spring Creek Elementary School and Weiss Elementary School.

Dates, times and cost vary based on school.

For more information or to find out about scheduling a program at your school, contact Janeth Farnsworth at 972.450.6228. 

w.t. white partnership


W.T. White High School students

9th - 12th grade

WaterTower Theatre is partnering with W.T. White High School to provide both acting and technical internships. Both acting and technical interns will attend master classes taught by professionals. These students will also have the opportunity to attend dress rehearsal of our productions of Bonnie & Clyde, The Explorers Club, and All My Sons.

For more information, contact Janeth Farnsworth at 972.450.6228. 

Master Classes


WTT Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin leads classes in the Meisner Technique for area actors. The Meisner Technique provides a step-by-step technical approach to the problems the actor faces in presenting the subtleties and delicate complexities of human emotional relationships and situations inherent in a playwright's text. Martin trained under both Sanford Meisner and Meisner protégé Fred Kareman before relocating to Dallas.

efefFor more information, contact Janeth Farnsworth at 972.450.6228.

Internships at WTT

WTT’s internship program offers intense, hands-on educational op­portunities for current college students and early career professionals. While interns are assigned specific depart­ments and mentors, they are also expected to work outside their chosen area of expertise. A well-rounded expe­rience and networking opportunities, along with seminars by the WTT staff, supplement a modest summer season stipend. Check back in January 2015 for information regarding internships next summer!

If you have questions regarding WTT's Internship program, please contact Janeth Farnsworth.



Summer Performing Arts Conservatory

WaterTower Theatre's two week, fun-filled Summer Conservatory will introduce your 6-18 year-olds to others who share their love of acting, singing and dancing!  It's a wonderful experience for children and teens!.

At the Summer Performing Arts Conservatory, we go beyond the traditional idea of a summer camp with a unique, non-competitive, nurturing program that caters to students who want to immerse themselves in all aspects of theatre arts.

Classes are scheduled Monday-Friday (9am-5pm). Our classes, taught by highly skilled professionals, offer an intimate classroom setting - guaranteeing that each student receives the individual attention necessary to learn theatre skills as well as life skills - confidence, self-esteem and a love of creativity.

Classes for younger participants include acting, audition technique, dance, voice, and art.

Older children will explore techniques in scene study, playwriting, Shakespeare, improvisation, stage make-up, musical theatre, dance, costume design, voice, audition technique, and film.

Each session culminates in a production for family and friends highlighting skills and techniques acquired during classes. This year's Conservatory will culminate in a production of Peter Pan, Jr..

The 2014 Summer Conservatory was sponsored, in part, by Frost Bank, The Civic League, TCA and the Town of Addison. 

For more information, contact Janeth Farnsworth at 972.450.6228.

The Tom Sawyer Project

The Tom Sawyer Project is an education program designed to involve Dallas County High School Students in their own production of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer which WaterTower Theatre produced January 24 – February 16, 2014. High School students from DISD Schools auditioned for all the roles in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and, under the direction of Kelsey Leigh Ervi, produced their own production of the play. Janeth Farnsworth, Education & Community Services Manager, coordinated the program. The students attended the rehearsals of the play by the Company’s professional actors. The professional actors and creative team also provided mentorship for the student actors. 

Performances of the student production of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer were held on February 4 and 11, 2014 at WaterTower Theatre. 

Audience Enrichment
play guides

For each main-stage production at WaterTower Theatre (WTT), the creative team compiles dramaturgical research to provide teachers, students and all patrons with an enriching comprehensive guide to the theatrical productions they see at WTT. If you would like to view this season's Play Guides or would like to reference past season study guides, please contact Janeth Farnsworth.

Conversations with the Artists

Following selected performances, you can join members of the cast and artistic team for a question and answer session about the show and the production process. Come and find out what it takes to bring a show from the page to the stage. Post-Show discussions are a perfect way to enhance the experience for student and other groups. Our Conversations with the Artists series takes place on Wednesday evenings and Sunday matinees after performances.

Call the Box Office at 972.450.6232 for more information. 

Community Outreach

WaterTower Theatre is dedicated to keeping the art of live theatre accessible to all members of the community, and offers a "Pay-What-You-Can" performance for each main stage production.

For these performances, seating is general admission on a first come, first served basis. Advance reservations are not available. Box Office will open one hour prior to showtime. We look forward to seeing you at the theatre! Pay What You Can performances for the 2014-2015 Season are:

The Explorers Club, Sunday, January 18 at 2:00 pm

All My Sons, Sunday, April 19 at 2:00 pm

Manicures & Monuments, Sunday, June 7 at 2:00 pm

Sweet Charity, Sunday, July 26 at 2:00 pm 

For more information these on productions, click here.

Student Rush Tickets

Many students at the high school and college levels are required to see outside performances as a part of their curriculum. While it is not always possible for teachers to put together student groups, rush tickets are an affordable way for students to fulfill this requirement. Fifteen minutes prior to curtain, the best available seats are made available to students with a valid ID for only $12 each.

Hero's Tickets for Military/Veterans/First Responders

WaterTower Theatre has a long-standing commitment to the military personnel in our community, and as a Blue Star Theatre, we welcome you to our theatre.

Active-duty U.S. military and their immediate families, returning veterans and our community’s first responders are invited to purchase discounted tickets at 50% off the regular ticket prices for each production at WaterTower Theatre. Please ask for Hero’s Tickets at the box office to purchase up to four half-price seats per order! This discount is offered by phone, (972) 450-6232, or in person for every performance and is subject to availability.

Blue Star Theatres is a program of Blue Star Families and Theatre Communications Group, with support from the MetLife Foundation.


Addison Rush Tickets

As an outreach to the surrounding community of WaterTower, we offer discounted tickets to residents of Addison. One hour before each performance, the Box Office will offer tickets to current Addison residets at a price of $20.

Proof of residency is required. Tickets subject to availability.

For more information, contact the Box Office at 972.450.6232.

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