Founded in 1991, North Texas Performing Arts (NTPA) is dedicated to developing the character of youth through quality performing arts education and family entertainment. With stages in Plano, Fairview, Frisco and Dallas, NTPA has become one of the largest arts organizations in North Texas.
The NTPA legacy continues to grow with brand new facilities including Willow Bend Center of the Arts (inside The Shops at Willow Bend), Fairview Youth Theatre (Fairview Town Center) and NTPA – Frisco (Preston Road). With diverse offerings and a family atmosphere, NTPA is a special place for youth to develop life-long skills to help them succeed on and off the stage.
THEATRE BUILDS CHARACTER
Each year thousands of students walk through our doors into a positive environment where they develop life-long skills.
- Positive Attitude
- Love One Another
Academy Classes for beginners to seasoned actors. Focused on developing well-rounded performance abilities, as well as foundational life skills. Classes are available in acting, dance, voice, tech theatre, and more!
Major Productions for students in grades K-12 including classical dramas, full-length musicals, and specialty scripts for young audiences.
Camps for students when school is out. Summer camps and holiday camps with full day and half day options.
Private Lessons in acting, voice, dance, instrumental, and audition prep to offer personalized instruction at a pace tailored to each student’s learning styles and abilities
Therapeutic Arts for students and adults with special needs including classes in artistic mediums such as art and music, and full length musicals.
Repertory Theatre for adults age 18+. Repertory plays and musicals feature the best scripts available bringing Broadway to the burbs.
Page to Stage programs that bring theatre to local schools. Field trip and in school productions bring books to life on stage. All shows are performed by professional actors.
Birthday Parties for students who want to celebrate creatively! Led by professional directors, students will feel a part of the stage with exciting, customizable performances.
NTPA ACADEMY CONSERVATORY
The Academy Conservatory provides a unique educational opportunity to public school, private school, and home-school alternatives. The Academy offers a bridge to the post-secondary and professional world through a rigorous and comprehensive educational and experiential learning model for students age 11-18.
The NTPA Academy Conservatory combines the very best of environments to foster a complete educational solution through its “Three Pillars” educational model.
EDUCATE: In the Core Cafe students will work on their own academic curriculum, in a safe and supportive environment.
EXPLORE: The Academy Conservatory will offer a higher level of instruction with a focus on all aspects of theatre arts.
EXPERIENCE: Academy Theatre Productions will give students a “Hands On” experience in the entire production process.
NTPA maintains a giant footprint in the community and a strong reputation for giving back. Last year we:
- Awarded $150,000 in scholarships to students to enroll in our programs
- Donated over 3,000 complimentary tickets to schools and non-profits
- Offered free monthly art workshops for youth in each of our theatres
- Trained over 5,000 youth in the performing arts
- Promoted the arts through over 20 community events
NEW TO ACTING?
The NTPA UpSTARt Workshop is a free 2-hour workshop designed for the “new student” who wants to learn more about being a star on an NTPA stage! This fast-paced, high-energy, and fun-filled workshop will give your future actor the confidence to “take the stage” and the training so that they know what to expect!
Learn more at NTPA.org/UpSTARt
Get 30% off your first class, camp or production! Just use code NEW2NTPA at checkout. Discount available for new students only. Can not be combined with other promotions or discounts.