Performing Arts

The 116-seat Bath House theater is home to many of Dallas’ finest theater companies. From classics to cutting-edge works, the Bath House is one of Dallas’ premier alternative theater spaces.In addition to the proud tradition of excellent theater, the Bath House theater is also home to modern and classical dance, literature and poetry readings, and innovative multi-disciplinary performance pieces, all adding to the center’s dynamic and extensive schedule.

Live music also fills the Bath House Cultural Center. The intimate setting of the performance space is the perfect place for concerts ranging from jazz to classical, ethnic and world music.  The annual Lake-a-Palloza! music festival, a collaboration between the center and the Friends of the Bath House, has become a favorite event for music lovers in Dallas.

Festival of Independent Theatres
Lawson Taitte, of the Dallas Morning News, praises the Festival of Independent Theatres (FIT) as “a highlight—often the highlight—of Dallas’ summer theatrical season.” Often recognized as one of the top ten theater events by Metroplex theater critics, FIT brings together Dallas’ diverse theater companies to present a month-long eclectic repertory of new, original, avant-garde, and rarely seen works. Learn More

One Thirty Productions
One Thirty Productions, in cooperation with the Bath House Cultural Center and the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture, is Dallas’ one and only matinee theater series. You can see a matinee, make your reservation for a light lunch, stroll through the art gallery at the Bath House and be on your way home before you get caught in the evening traffic. Specializing in light comedies, One Thirty Productions produces plays that are “old fashioned” in the sense that they tell a good story, are filled with unforgettable characters, and don’t offend with questionable language and situations. For more information, reservations, and schedule of performances for One Thirty Productions, please call 214.670.8722. Learn More

Staged Readings at the Public Library
The staged reading series is collaboration between the Bath House Cultural Center, One Thirty Productions and the Dallas Public Library.  Past readings have taken place at Lochwood Branch Library and Fretz Park Branch Library.  Learn More