“How I Became a Pirate” coming to the Dallas Children’s Theater

The Dallas Children’s Theater has some of the best shows around for kids – and parents too! If you’re looking for more indoor activities to add to your list this summer for the whole family, check out the events at the Dallas Children’s Theater. Starting June 15, sail off on a swashbuckling excursion at the play “How I Became a Pirate,” based on the book by Melinda Long. This joyful family musical is sure to leave all budding pirates singing and dancing in the aisles. The show runs through July 8 at the Rosewood Center for Family Arts and is recommended for ages 5+.

Photo by Karen Almond


About the play

On board the ship, Jeremy travels to new worlds while learning the rules of pirate life, and searches for the perfect place to bury treasure. While Jeremy enjoys life on the high seas, he is schooled in the pirate code, manners, and etiquette – or lack thereof! But it isn’t long before he misses his family and yearns for someone to tuck him in at night back home. A story of adventure and finding one’s own heart – a path that can’t be found on any map.

Arrive early and color your favorite pirate image, or try your hand at mads libs or a treasure hunt  word find.  Young buccaneers will also have a chance to design their own Jolly Roger.  Do one or all and you just might earn a prize… or two! All would-be swashbucklers will also have a chance to decode their official pirate name. And of course, pirate garb is welcome!


Performance Dates and Times

–       Friday, June 15, 7:30 PM – Opening Night

–       Saturday, June 16, 1:30 PM

–       Saturday, June 16, 4:30 PM

–       Sunday, June 17, 1:30 PM

–       Saturday, June 23, 1:30 PM

–       Saturday, June 23, 4:30 PM

–       Sunday, June 24, 1:30 PM

–       Saturday, June 30, 1:30 PM

–       Saturday, June 30, 4:30 PM

–       Sunday, July 1, 1:30 PM

–       Sunday, July 1, 4:30 PM (ASL)

–       Saturday, July 7, 1:30 PM (Sensory-Friendly)

–       Sunday, July 8, 1:30 PM


Ticket Prices and field trips:

$17-$30 for single tickets. Prices subject to change. Group rates available for parties of 10 or more. Phone reservations required for Sensory-Friendly performances. Call the Box Office for details, 214-740-0051. General tickets are available online at dct.org Weekday Student Matinee shows also available Tuesdays through Fridays. Call Dallas Children’s Theater at 214-978-0120 or visit dct.org/fieldtrips

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