Updates to DeSoto Family Theatre Season Programming:


For 20 years, DeSoto Family Theatre has brought family-friendly entertainment to the county and surrounding communities. Recently, the DFT Board of Directors made the difficult decision to cancel the production of Little Women which was slated to run April 1-10, 2022, as well as the original 2022-23 season program schedule.


To elaborate, DFT will no longer have access to the warehouse space where we build and store our sets.  Therefore, we are not able to move forward with these upcoming productions. 


As you may have heard, the Landers Center is about to embark on a major renovation and expansion, which means we will also temporarily lose our traditional performance space. We are already working on exciting alternatives and new opportunities to bring theatre to our DeSoto County community in the interim.


Looking ahead, here is a glimpse at what we are excited about:

  • The Landers Center expansion will include a new and improved performance space for DFT.

  • Our annual youth summer camps will proceed as planned. Visit our Education page for info.

  • During the Landers Center expansion project, we will adjust to creatively deliver local community theatre in new ways such as dinner theatre productions throughout DeSoto County.

  • We are also planning a 20th anniversary celebration event this fall – an exciting tribute to all we have accomplished so far.


Many of these new efforts will then be integrated with our regular staged season productions after the Landers Center expansion is complete and the new theatre opens.


The presentation of Matilda, Jr., set for February 17-20, 2022, will proceed as planned. If you have not purchased your ticket, it’s not too late.  Purchase tickets at the Landers Center Box Office or at www.ticketmaster.com.  This is a show you don’t want to miss!


Please continue to visit this site and follow DeSoto Family Theatre on social media for regular updates on upcoming programming. 


We hope you join us on this journey as we embark on an exciting new era of DeSoto Family Theatre!

Please contact us at DFT@dftonline.org with any questions.

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