Dragons Love Tacos

Taco Tuesday at MST!

Join us for Taco Tuesday on March 15 from Noon – 1pmThis is a separate event from the performance that day. There will be tacos for all ticket holders, hand-painting, craft-making & a special memento for you! $25 per person. Limited availability. Even if you are seeing the performance another day, you can still purchase a ticket to Taco Tuesday!

Parents can order mementos of your visit in advance and have them ready when you come to the theater. Orders may be placed by clicking the image below or scanning the QR code.

Dragons Love Tacos

By Ernie Nolan
Based on the book by Adam Rubin with illustrations by Daniel Salmieri

Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. Unfortunately, where there are tacos, there is also salsa. And if a dragon accidentally eats spicy salsa… well, watch out!! The silly, dragon dancing journey about first impressions and trying new things is a recipe for laughs and fun!

Recommended for Pre-K and older.


3400 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002


Weekend & Holiday Performances:
Ticket Prices: $24 – $14

Tuesday – Friday, March 15 – 18, 2022
at 1:30pm
Saturday, March 19, 2022
at 10:30am & 1:30pm
Open to the Public

At the MATCH for Schools:
School Group Tickets: $7.00 each (discounts for Title I schools)

Tuesday – Friday, March 15 – 18, 2022
at 10:30am

On Tour for Schools:
(separate pricing)

Feb 8 – May 27, 2022

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Wednesday, March 16 at 1:30pm
Sensory-Friendly/Relaxed Performance

Audio Described

Saturday, March 19 at 10:30am
Audio Described Performance
Advance Reservations Required (7 days minimum). Click here to reserve.

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Saturday, March 19 at 1:30pm
ASL Performance


Seating Charts

Running Time: 1 hour with no intermission.

Please note: no outside food/snacks are allowed at the theater. You may purchase concessions at the show.

Recommended for Pre-Kindergarten and older.
Children under the age of 3 (including sleeping babies) are not allowed in the theater.

BYOBard 2022


BYOBard 2022 – Special Edition

BYOBard is back!

BYOBard will kick off Shakespeare’s birthday weekend on April 22, along with our friends at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston / Rienzi!

Friday, April 22 at 7:00pm in-person at Rienzi and online on Zoom

Join us for a special edition of BYOBard on the eve of Shakespeare’s Birthday, April 22 at 7:00pm. We’ll be partnering with our friends at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston / Rienzi to view the collection’s own Second Folio, along with live Shakespeare readings from artists you’ve seen on our stages this season!

THIS YEAR’S EVENT WILL BE HYBRID! 50 guests may purchase tickets to attend in person at Rienzi. Tickets are $25 or $20 for MFAH members. All those who wish to watch on Zoom can do so for free!

You do not need to have a Zoom account to join, but you do need to register in advance.

“Good company, good wine, good welcome
can make good people.” 

– Henry VIII, Shakespeare

Register Now for Holiday Camp!

Spring Break Camp Registration is Open!

Including Personalized Pod CamplsAll

Classes & Camps (except pods) held at MST – Rice Village, 2540 Times Blvd.

We have camp all year long at Main Street Theater!


“We had Main Street Theater bring one of their pod camps to our neighborhood during Thanksgiving week. It was simple to set up once we had our group assembled and Cindy showed up with all the materials and great activities planned. The kids met in an open area, practiced safe social distancing and conceived, directed and performed  their own play! They also played games, learned a bit of improv and did some crafts. The pod was super fun for them. Something a bit magical happened too because all of the kids really wanted to be there. It was really convenient for us parents because no time was needed to drive anywhere. We got to enjoy our children’s creative work at the end of the session, and they got a wonderful structured play time for creative expression with their friends. We would highly recommend Main Street Theater’s Pods to anyone interested.”

– the Hall family

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Based on the MGM Motion Picture
Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman ​& Robert B. Sherman
Adapted for the Stage by Jeremy Sams
Licensed Script Adapted by Ray Roderick

Caractacus Potts and his children, Jeremy and Jemima embark on the ride of a lifetime with their out-of-this-world car, the one – the only – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! Based on the beloved film, this “Truly Scrumptious” musical is a high-flying, fun-filled adventure for the entire family.

Recommended for Kindergarten and older.

What audiences are saying:

“I am a full on LOVER of the original ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.’ I was ready to sing ALL the songs (My car is even nicknamed Toot Sweet)! I was also ready to be potentially disappointed if the play didn’t live up to the movie I love so much. But the production was phenomenal!!!! The actors and actresses were so extraordinarily talented, the set was beautiful – it was truly a wonderful experience!” -Carynn H.


3400 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002


Weekend Performances:
Ticket Prices: $20 – $30

June 11 – July 31, 2022

SATURDAYS: June 11, 18, & 25 and July 9, 23, & 30, 2022 at 10:30am & 1:30pm

SUNDAYS: July 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2022 at 12:30pm & 3:30pm

Summer Camp/Homeschool Matinees:
Tickets: $7.00 each

June 13 – Friday, July 15, 2022
Mondays – Fridays: 9:30am & 11:30am

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Sunday, July 10 at 3:30pm
Relaxed / Sensory-Friendly Performance

Low Vision icon

Saturday, July 25 at 10:30am
Audio-described Performance

Audio Described

Saturday, June 25 at 1:30pm
ASL Performance


Seating Charts

Running Time: 1 hour and 30minutes including a 20 minute intermission.

Please note: no outside food/snacks are allowed at the theater. You may purchase concessions at the show at PUBLIC performances.

Recommended for Kindergarten and older.

Children under the age of 3 (including sleeping babies) are not allowed in the theater.

2022 – 2023 Theater for Youth Season


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  • Free, unlimited TICKET EXCHANGES throughout the season.
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Donna Southern Schmidt

Above: Donna Southern Schmidt at work on masks.

Dr. Dana Oldham’s mask (below) came from fabric from our production of Sideways Stories from Wayside School, pictured above.

Donna Southern Schmidt, a local, professional costume designer who works regularly with us at MST as well as other Houston theaters, has found a way to make good use of her forced hiatus by sewing masks for medical workers. But these are not ordinary masks. She’s using fabric remnants from plays she designed for us in the past.

We gave Donna the fabric to use for as many masks as she could make. Since March 27, she has made approximately 85 masks and delivered them to LBJ Hospital in Harris County. With the help of her community, all told they have made and donated 320 masks!  Her original goal was 200! The masks are colorful and uplifting, coming from plays like The Wizard of Oz and Sideways Stories from Wayside School. The Oz masks are from the fabric of the Scarecrow and Flying Monkeys’ costumes – not your everyday hospital gear.

“Donna is a brilliant designer but she is also a community builder, and this is totally something I would expect her to do,” shared MST Founding Artistic Director Rebecca Greene Udden. “We are honored to have a small part in her efforts, and we know the hospital workers are very grateful for all Donna is doing.” Donna is also the Manager of Houston’s Costume Connection, a warehouse collaborative started by Main Street Theater and The Ensemble Theatre for arts groups to share resources and rent costumes for productions.

The local press has covered Donna’s work extensively:

Houston Chronicle

Houston Press

Houstonia Magazine

Houston Family Magazine

Houston Public Media

Leftover fabric from the Scarecrow’s costume were turned into the masks above.

Fabric from the Flying Monkeys costumes were used to make the masks above.