The Delaware Children’s Theatre has been entertaining audiences of all ages for over forty seasons. In that time, it has grown to meet the needs of the community it serves. The DCT mission and goals have remained constant: to enrich our Children’s cultural life, to help young talent find its way to the stage, to continue a tradition of affordable quality theatre, to entertain families with exceptional theatrical experiences, and to preserve our Historic Theatre House for generations to come.

Photo of Marie Swajeski - FounderA MESSAGE FROM THE FOUNDER + THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Marie Swajeski, founder of the Delaware Children’s Theatre (DCT) in Wilmington has successfully pursued her dream of exposing the rest of Delaware and the region to the rewards of children’s theater. In 1973, Mrs. Swajeski founded the Children’s Repertory Theatre, today it’s known as the Delaware Children’s Theatre. Now in its fourth decade, DCT has presented hundreds of performances to critical acclaim.