What to see and do around Addison
This intimate theatre began in 1996 with 136 subscribers. Today, with over 2000 subscribers and a budget of $1.1 million, it consistently earns rave reviews in The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer, and other local publications.
WaterTower Theatre is the resident company of the Addison Theatre Centre, an award-winning flexible theatre space that can be reconfigured to accommodate each new production. WTT, the only professional theatre in the North Dallas area, presents an annual season that includes classic and contemporary plays, musicals and new works.
WTT continues to emerge as a major force in the regional theatre community, thanks in large part to enthusiastic audience response and critical success recognized by the Dallas Theatre League and the Dallas/Fort Worth Theater Critics Forum. Current programming includes an annual season of five productions, two holiday productions, the Out of the Loop Fringe Festival featuring theatre, dance, music and visual art, a summer musical theatre camp for children and various other educational programs.
Visit their website to learn more.
15650 Addison Rd.
Cavanaugh Flight Museum
The museum restores, operates, and displays historically-significant, vintage aircraft; and collects materials related to the history of aviation.
Opened in October of 1993, The Cavanaugh Flight Museum encompasses nearly 50,000 square feet of display area. The museum is located just outside of Dallas, Texas on the grounds of Addison Airport. The museum offers warbird rides in either the N2S-4 Stearman or the AT-6 Texan. The museum collects, maintains and flies an extensive collection of aircraft while also housing artwork and artifacts spanning the time period from World War I through the Vietnam conflict.
Monday - Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Sunday: 11am to 5pm
4572 Claire Chennault St.
Pete's Dueling Piano Bar
Pete's Dueling Piano Bar is known for singing loud and proud. A piano bar offering top of the line entertainment, a fun and casual atmosphere, owner Corey Urbach of North Dallas is delighted to bring this energetic new piano bar to Addison. Corey's description of this dynamic bar is high energy and loads of fun.
Pete's has four A-list players in the Dueling Piano industry who are committed to providing the highest quality entertainment. The main stage showcases two baby grand pianos. Each night the entertainers team up and perform the olides, but goodies, your favorite requests and even recent hits they know the crowd will love. The players rotate hourly, with all four joining onstage together for several songs each night. Pete's is a place where people of all ages can bring back fond memories and create new ones through music and high-energy entertainment.
The cuisine is fun fare...a simple menu with good food. They will serve some of your traditional favorites such as hot dogs, sandwiches and appetizers.
Reservations are not necessary and the dress code is casual. Pete's is a non-smoking establishment.
Wednesday - Saturday: 7pm to 2am
Doors open at 7pm and the show begins at 8pm. Happy hour parties can also be planned and booked in advance for groups of 100 people or more, where the show would start earlier to accommodate these groups.
4980 Belt Line Rd.
The Addison Improv Comedy Theater and Restaurant has long been hailed the premier venue for showcasing critically acclaimed comedic talent in the Southwest.
Addison Improv is unique in that it offers both an exceptional dinner menu and a superlative show.
A full bar is available during and prior to all shows and the dinner menu includes American fare including Chipotle Chicken, Grilled Salmon and New York Strip Steak entrees, as well as appetizers, salads, sandwiches and desserts.
Addison Improv hosts workshops
Sunday: 2pm and 7:30pm
Monday - Thursday: 8pm
Friday: 8pm and 10:30pm
Saturday: 7pm, 9:30pm and 11:30pm
Showtimes are subject to change and all showtimes are not filled every week, so check their website and online schedule to plan your night out at Addison Improv!
4980 Belt Line Rd.
Mary Kay Museum
In 1963, Mary Kay Ash set out to build a company that would allow women unlimited career opportunities and reward them for their successes.
Explore the history of this international organization and see how it progressed from a tiny storefront to the amazing success it is today. Guided tours are available by reservation only, three business days in advance. Please call 972-687-5720.
Monday - Friday: 9am to 4pm
16251 Dallas Pkwy
Addison Circle Park
Conveniently located just north of Belt Line Rd between Addison Rd and Quorum Dr adjacent to the popular urban area known as Addison Circle.
Some of the convenient amenities include:
- Over 372,000 square feet of outdoor and indoor space
- Water and electrical hookups throughout the site
- Three distinct performance venues
- Covered pergola for exhibits
- Parking for 2,100 cars
- Ticket booths and public restrooms
- Covered pavilion with seating for 200 guests
- Concession kitchen
- Water garden and interactive fountains
- Fields for active recreation and walking trails
Village on the Parkway
The Village on the Parkway is home to dozens of one-of-a-kind stores, services, and restaurants - conveniently located in the very heart of Addison.
With its Mediterranean-inspired architecture, fountains, gazebos, wide boulevards and beautifully landscaped walkways, the Village on the Parkway is an urban oasis and a welcome escape from the ordinary.
Come see for yourself that for shopping and dining like nowhere else, it takes the Village.
Visit their website to learn more!
5100 Belt Line Rd.
The Craft Guild
The Craft Guild was founded in 1948 to provide instruction and studios for artists and craftspersons, to raise the standards of craftsmanship and design by offering exhibitions and competitive show opportunities, and to stimulate the interest in the fine arts and crafts through community outreach.
They offer classes in bookbinding, clay, drawing and painting, glass, jewelry-metalsmithin and beading, as well as workshops in these media and others. The Guild also offers summer camp courses for kids in clay, mixed media and painting. The work of the artists is open to the public and on display at The Gallery at Visit Addison, showcasing the many diverse talents of the students and instructors. Some of the work is for sale in the store at Visit Addison.
FRONT DESK AND GALLERY HOURS:
Monday - Friday: 9am to 6pm
Saturday: 10am to 5pm
5100 Belt Line Rd., Suite 400
For more information, visit their website to view the current schedule of classes, workshops, and events.