Due to COVID precautions, the Wichita Theatre in person box office is not open to the public. For upcoming events, you may order online at www.wichitatheatre.com or call Tuesday thru Friday between 1pm and 4pm. If you do not wish to order online or by phone and need to come in, call the office at 940/723-9037 and we can schedule a time for you to come in. Thank you for your understanding and our efforts to keep our staff and patrons well during these unprecedented times.
The story of an extraordinary girl who dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.
Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.
Roald Dahl's Matolda the Musical
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
What People Are Saying
"Set design and the talent in Wichita Falls was fully on par with that of [a Broadway Theatre]. I am very grateful God has placed such talented people in our town... you really can enjoy a Broadway experience at the Wichita Theatre!"
919 Indiana Ave, Wichita Falls, TX 76301
Like our Nation, the Theatre is at a Crossroads
26 years ago, our family stepped into a big unknown, known as the Wichita Theatre. We've survived the OKC Bombing, Twin Towers, Iraq/Aghanistan wars, stock market collapse, $140 oil, $-39 oil, and 8 months of the pandemic. We took the PPP, got another loan in August which would take us through mid January with no revenue. But now, the funds have dried up. We've tried to keep all this internal, hoping that tomorrow the answers would come, they haven't. There are some new lifelines with the SBA, but who knows when funding may be available.
We've scheduled a show that was supposed to go up last Summer to launch in late February, Matilda the Musical, but if we can't secure financing that too is in jeopardy. We've gone to the extremes to keep people employed and try to keep the theatre prepared for the day when we could once again bring our community back to the incredible live performances for which our performers and crew have become known. While our family, like many of yours, are currently battling Covid, we hope with the vaccines there is light at the end of the tunnel, but our funds may not allow us to reach that light. If we had weak knees or were fearful of the unknowns, we would have cut and run a long time ago. We are not, therefore, we are turning to our community now for an unprecedented request for your financial support.
We have three ways in which you can help at this time:
Buy a brick in our Jeral and Rowena Jackson Memorial Pathway which is in front of the performing arts center entry. Currently, just over 400 bricks are available at $95 each. If we could sell all of these, our payroll would be covered for 2 months.
Join us in being a producing partner. We have created an opportunity, for those who can, to help us finance our season of showcase main stage shows. Each production costs approximate $32,000 to stage which includes royalties, staff, facility usage, sets, props and more. We are currently seeking 12-15 families who would commit to invest $4,500-$6,500 into the season which provides operating capital to stage 4-5 of our blockbuster productions. A producing partner, while taking a risk, is consider one of the "Producers" and will share in the "profits of the show" should the show be successful. These funds are necessary as most expenses for a production are incurred well in advance of the show opening
Title Show sponsorship-$7,500(can be shared amongst several businesses if needed)
Should you be willing/able to help us continue moving forward in either of these 3 ways, please email me back at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please, in your email include your phone number as well. Please note, we must raise this money by no later than February 1st so we can determine the direction at the crossroad.
Thanks for your support,
Dwayne and Lisa Jackson