North Texas Performing Arts (NTPA) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing the character of youth through quality performing arts education and family entertainment. Please contact our Main Office for any assistance in regards to any and all of our locations and programs.
Since opening its doors in 1991 (as Plano Children’s Theatre), NTPA has welcomed over 2,000,000 students, patrons, members, and sponsors. NTPA provides youth, ages 5 to 18, an opportunity to discover and develop their passion for the arts while developing life-long skills and character. With a wide range of productions, classes, camps and workshops, NTPA has something to offer for any student ready to take the stage and become a part of the NTPA family.
At NTPA, we believe that theatre changes lives. We strive to teach all of our students not only how to act, sing or dance, but also how to be better human beings. Our educational philosophy is based on a leadership model we call the Ten Characters. We promote the life skills of Teamwork, Leadership, Responsibility, Respect, Self-Confidence, Integrity, Discipline, Gratitude, Positive Attitude, and, above all, to Love One Another to guide our youth on a path to be become better citizens within their communities.
Because all the world truly is a stage, it makes it that much more important that the world’s players influence the community around them. NTPA maintains a giant footprint in the community and a strong reputation for giving back. These are just some of the ways we’re making a difference in our community.
- Giving full-ride scholarships to underprivileged youth
- Providing complimentary tickets to charitable organizations, teachers, and school fundraising events
- Offering free programming at local community centers
- Participating in local events and festivals, promoting the creative arts