Deerfield Family Theater was founded by the Deerfield Park District in 2000, continuing the long running and successful Children’s Theater of Deerfield, Inc. DFT combines all the fun and excitement of a professional theater environment, with a neighborhood atmosphere and a family-oriented setting.
Our mission is to produce the highest quality theater experience for Deerfield and our surrounding communities, whether in the audience, on stage, or as part of the production staff. All productions are appropriate for family entertainment and have children as an integral part of the cast.
Through our professional staff and seasoned adult performers, we strive to mentor young actors by giving them the unique opportunity to learn and perform in a professional quality theater group.
Deerfield Family Theater is supported, in part, through the Illinois Arts Council, ticket sales, community sponsors and ad sales. We are governed by a board of directors who meet throughout the year.