Plan Your Visit

About the Venue

We are delighted to bring our production of The Nutcracker back home to Denton this year. We will share more details after we have finalized the details of our new venue!!!



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Parking is available on the street and in adjacent parking lots.

Accessibility

Accessible seating is available in the theater and is marked.  Any seating marked for accessibility does not have a seat.

We don’t want to give away any ‘spoilers' when promoting a production but understand that some productions may cause distress or trigger challenging emotions for some of our audience members.

If there are certain themes that you would find particularly upsetting and you are interested in finding out more about the performance before purchasing tickets, please email us at production@festivalballet.net or give us a call at (940) 891-0830.

Theatre Etiquette / Dress Code

Etiquette

Learning proper theater etiquette allows you to avoid embarrassment and lets everyone have a wonderful time at the performance. Disruptions create issues with other audience members and can also be dangerous to the performers.

Here are a few simple basic etiquette tips.

  • Be punctual. Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes to the venue giving yourself plenty of time to find the right parking spot and to find your seat. If you arrive late, you may be asked to wait for intermission or a time when it is best for you to be seated.
  • Avoid wearing a hat, large hair accessories, or big hairstyles (including tall buns) so as not to block the view of the people sitting around and behind you.
  • Silence all cell phones, alarms, and any other electronic devices. Avoid using devices during performance.  We offer an intermission after Act I for your convenience. Absolutely no photography or video is permitted during performances.
  • Avoid talking, whispering, singing, or humming during the performance. Beverages and snacks are available for purchase during  intermission in the foyer.
  • Visit the restroom before the show or during intermission. If you need to use the restroom frequently, we recommend you choose a seat that is on the aisle.
  • Please keep feet on the floor and not rested on seats. Do not allow children to kick or climb on seats or play in the aisles.
  • Performers enjoy your enthusiastic applause. At the end of scenes or dances, it is customary to applaud the dancers.
  • Always wait until the performers have taken their final bows before leaving the theater
  • No photography or videoing is allowed during performances. This is a distraction for our dancers and also violates copyright. Anyone that violates our policy will be asked to leave.
  • Attending a performance can be an exciting time for a young child. Be sure to select the appropriate performance and discuss proper manners prior to attending. Every child must have their own seat and sit in the seat. Children sitting on laps can be an obstruction to other patrons. Children should never be left unattended.
  • Be courteous and respectful to other patrons and volunteers.
  • Sit in your seat properly to avoid blocking the view of others.
  • Please be seated in your assigned seat in order to avoid confusion to other patrons.  

Dress Code

While the venue does not have a specific dress code for performances for patrons, we typically find patrons dressed in business casual attire. If you are celebrating something special, feel free to dress for the occasion. A nice pair of jeans is also appropriate.

Keep in mind that most theaters can sometimes be chilly, so we recommend that you consider a sweater or jacket.

Before or After The Show

Gaylord Texan Resort & Conference Center offers a variety of restaurants and bars. Take some time to make your trip a holiday experience by extra special by enjoying some local favorites.  

Barley & Board

Barley & Board is a locally created gastropub, influenced by seasonal and fresh, high-quality ingredients in harmony with handcrafted brews, located in the heart of Downtown, Denton, TX as well as in the Grandscape Development of Nebraska Furniture Mart in The Colony (coming soon in the Spring of 2021).

The restaurant is the culmination of creativity, hard work, and tenacity from a team whose driving force is centered on community, craft, and collaboration. The menu showcases a New-American style cuisine, offering an array of small and large plates. Featuring a full bar that includes 36 beers on tap in the Denton location, which highlight Texas breweries, this fine gastropub offers in-house brews as well as a nice selection of wines and hand-crafted cocktails.

Beth Marie's Ice Cream

Beth Marie’s makes all of our ice cream using a machine built in 1927, which produces ten gallons of ice cream in eighteen minutes. Our ice cream is classified “premium quality”, containing 14% butterfat. New flavors are being created regularly to match the desires of our customers, licensees, retail stores and restaurants that sell our ice cream.    

Located on the South side of Denton’s Historic Square, in a building built in 1876, Beth Marie’s original location has the atmosphere of an old fashioned ice cream soda fountain. Our new locations, keeping the same comfortable atmosphere, are on the South side of Denton at Unicorn Lake, across from Cinemark and in Old Downtown Carrollton next to Babes restaurant, and our most recent licensee in Sherman, TX. Central Market food stores in Texas offer a variety of Beth Marie’s homemade ice cream flavors in pint containers.  

LSA Burger

LSA stands for Lone Star Attitude ® which is more than just a motto coined by Texas singer-songwriter, Jon Christopher Davis…it’s a way of life!

LSA Burger makes it clear; they LOVE everything about Texas, especially our burgers, beer, and music! They’re as big and varied as the state itself, but one thing ties ‘em all together – Lone Star Attitude – and that’s what we’re here to celebrate!

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Step into their bakery and let the aroma of freshly-baked Bundt stir your senses.  Choose from ten luscious Bundt flavors and forty unique cake designs while you browse a treasure trove of unique gifts, charming cards, and inspired decorator items. Don't miss our seasonal flavors!

Our nostalgic decora and playful atmosphere make the perfect backdrop to your quest for Bundt perfection. Alos, lingering is encouraged.

Golden Egg Cafè

Golden Egg Café is a family owned breakfast and lunch restaurant! Golden Egg offers a great atmosphere, exceptional service, and delicious food and coffee!