Delaware Children's Theatre

1014 Delaware Ave
Wilmington DE 19806
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Opening Hours

  • Mon: 11am-3pm
  • Tue: 11am-3pm
  • Wed: 11am-3pm
  • Thu: 11am-3pm
  • Fri: 11am-3pm
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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. Mrs. Swajeski's other accomplishments include initiating the first luncheon children's theatre at the Candlelight Dinner Theatre in Arden, Delaware and producing and directing the first children's opera for OperaDelaware in Wilmington, Delaware. She is also responsible for having the DCT's building added to the National Registry of Historic Places. Community outreach is high on Mrs. Swajeski's list, and the DCT offers many free workshops to underprivileged children. The Rainbow Players, DCT's outreach group, has performed frequently at the Ronald McDonald House, DuPont Riverfest, and the Ministry of Caring, as well as at local nursing homes.