The La Rita Performing Arts Theatre (806-244-6222) at 311 Denrock Avenue is a beautifully restored, 1930s period theatre offering community theater
productions and other performing arts events. Built by W.L. (Wally) Hamilton as a movie theater, management of the La Rita was purchased by J.C. Parker. Mr. Parker had the theater remodeled in the
summer of 1942. The seating capacity was increased, including 40 "love" seats. Air conditioning, new sound equipment and new projection equipment were installed, making the facility one of the most
modern in the Southwest.
In April 1989, the Dalhart Community Theatre took possession of the La Rita. Productions are scheduled throughout the year. Tours of the facility are available if you call ahead. Tickets for events can be purchased online by the website link provided,or through the Dalhart Area Chamber of Commerce office (806-244-5646), Tickets can also be purchased at the door when available.
We are supported by the generous donations of our membership, grants and endowments, along with funds provided by the City of Dalhart supporting local tourism. If you would like to be a member of the La Rita Performing Arts Theatre, please fill out a membership card, available at the theatre, or send us a note from the "Contact Us" link. We will get you a card. We thank you for your patronage.