Founded in 1977, Creative Arts Theatre & School (CATS) is one of the oldest operating youth theaters in the nation and the only youth theater in DFW where youth perform for peers and run the lights, sound, and crew. CATS is a theater by youth for youth. But big people like it too.
Perhaps best known for its rich heritage in theater education. CATS offers classes year round for children 4 - 18 and adults in all aspects of theater education. Classes include Creative Drama, Acting, Musical Theater, Private Voice, Technical Theater, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and more. The greatest opportunity that CATS offers to its students is the opportunity to perform frequently in professionally-produced productions.
The annual CATS Spotlight Series of productions often represent the first contact with live theater for many children in the expanded Arlington-Fort Worth-Dallas community. With its 400-seat theater, ample off-street parking for patrons, wheelchair accessibility, and concession facilities, CATS represents an excellent opportunity for entertaining and educating the whole family.
Ticket prices at CATS are always family-friendly; $8.00 per seat with discounts for students, groups and daytime school shows going for $6.00 seats.