See Trike Theatre’s Shows

Trike Theatre is Northwest Arkansas’s only professional theatre for youth and families. Our plays are performed in a no-shush zone! Meaning? If some of our youngest audience members get enthused mid-show, we actually like it and roll with it.

Our Next Shows:

THE Little Mermaid Jr.

Music by Alan Menken

Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater

Book by Doug Wright 

This classic Disney title contains all of the songs from the Academy Award® winning animated feature film as well as three new songs from the Broadway show. THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. takes place in a magical kingdom beneath the sea, where a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, the king of the sea, escape the clutches of an evil sea witch and convince a prince that she’s the girl with the perfect voice. 

7th-12th grade cast: July 5-6, 2024

3rd-6th grade cast: July 19, 2024


Written by Madhuri Shekar

Adapted from the book A Bucket of Blessings

by Surishtha and Kabir Sehgal

In the majestic mountains of India, Monkey spends her days playing with her animal friends in a lovely jungle, but she notices that it has become hot and dry and the rain hasn’t fallen in the rainforest for many weeks. Monkey’s mother tells her of an old legend that a dancing peacock can bring the rains. But when Monkey and her friend Baby Elephant try dancing to no avail, she decides she must go on a quest to find the magical Peacock and return water to the jungle. Based on a magnificent myth from India and exploring the rich beauty of Southeastern Asia, A Bucket of Blessings offers our youngest audience members a lovely legend of play and perseverance as an introduction to the theater.

September 13 – September 14, 2024

Dog’s Job


Written by Bethany Corey-Ekin

Bob the dog has been pretty happy just being Phoenix’s pet. But one
morning, Bob decides he needs to advance his career and find a real
job. The only problem is that Bob has no idea what he might be good
at doing! This new play introduces our youngest audience to many
different careers and community helpers. For ages 3-6.

November 2024

Red Riding Hood 

Written by Allison Gregory

Wolfgang, the greatest actor in the world, is interrupted while performing his solo “extravaganza” by a delivery person with a mysterious package. But the show must go on, and the two of them tackle all the roles in this fast, funny and surprising take on the classic story. The wolf may have dinner plans, but this Red is courageous, clever and talented. Like an unexpected package, when you open up a fairy tale, you never know what you’re going to find.

January 11, 2025

Hurry Up and Wait!


Written by Kathleen Fletcher

Best for ages 2-4

Learning to practice patience is hard, but trying to explain it to a younger sibling is even harder!  Through songs, games, and storytelling, Wallace and Harper will plant a new garden and discover when it’s best to Hurry Up and when it is best to Wait! 

January 25, 2025

Our Recent Shows

There’s nothing quite like live theatre — being there — but recorded shows are pretty good too. See for yourself how Trike’s combination of professional artists, beside the rich raw talent of our young artists, brings audiences of all ages together.

Get in on the Act. There’s Always Another Class Around the Corner.

Love the plays? The best path to joining them is through classes. Learn essential theatre skills and, more important, have lots of fun making friends! Don’t wait because Trike classes fill up fast.


Give ‘til It Hurts

Trike Theatre exists to recognize and cultivate young people’s creativity, build their character and strengthen communities. All through fun! But we can only do that with our own community’s support. Plus, Trike is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. So, your donation is 100% tax deductible next year and you’re making a 100% difference today.