Theater Bus & Encore Theater

Make it to Broadway!

We understand how important Broadway shows are to you, so we make it easy with two programs offering discounted tickets: our Theater Bus program includes transportation, and Encore Theater does not. Both programs help ensure you don’t miss out on the best of Broadway this season.

Theater Bus

Our Theater Bus offers an easy way to catch a show, but also an 8:30am departure gives theater goers a head start on the day. Discounted Broadway theater tickets for Wednesday matinee performances and transportation by private bus are included in the price.

Currently the Theater Bus subscriptions are all sold out but we are still taking names for a sub list.  Please call the DCA at 203-655-9050 if you would like to be put on this list.

This year’s program will begin in October with the latest and greatest Broadway has to offer. So far we are going to see:

Wednesday, October 21st ON YOUR FEET!
ON YOUR FEET! is the new Broadway musical about Emilio and Gloria Estefan – two people who believed in their talent, their music and each other and became an international sensation.

Wednesday, December 9th Hamilton
Hamilton is “poised to become the rarest of theatrical phenomena: not only a hit, but a turning point for the art form and a cultural conversation piece” as reviewed by The New York Times.

Wednesday, May 25th  Shuffle Along
Shuffle Along is an African-American musical revue with music and lyrics by Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, and a connecting plot about a mayoral race, written by Flournoy Miller and Aubrey Lyles.

$495 DCA members
$515 Public price

To secure your subscription, select the appropriate price level below, and click the green button to pay online by credit card or PayPal.

Subscription prices

Alternatively, click to print the Theater Bus flyer, complete the fields, and mail with your check, made out to “DCA,” to the DCA at 274 Middlesex Road, Darien, CT 06820. Contact the DCA with any questions email to, or by phone at 203-655-9050.

Recent Theater Bus trip

The final Theater Bus Broadway trip for the year is to "The King and I"The King and I
(click to view video introduction)
Wednesday, April 29th
8:30am bus departure

Theater-goers enjoyed seeing five-time Tony Award® nominee Kelli O’Hara (The Light in the Piazza, South Pacific) and Academy Award® nominee Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai, Inception) star in a magnificent new Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I.

The show featured a cast of more than 50, with choreography based on the original by Jerome Robbins, and a score of treasured songs including “Getting to Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune” and “Shall We Dance?” in their glorious, original orchestrations.

The DCA Theater Bus will see "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" on Wednesday, December 3rd.The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
(click to view video introduction)
Wednesday, December 3rd
8:30am bus departure

Our 2nd show of the season is stellar!

Winner of 7 Olivier Awards including Best New Play, this show brings Mark Haddon’s international best-selling novel to thrilling life in a dazzling adaptation by two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens. Tony Award® winner Marianne Elliott (War Horse) directs.

Theater Bus subscriptions for 2014-2015 are sold out. Contact Poppy Holmes to inquire if any alternates for this trip are needed, by emailing the DCA at


Encore Theater

The Encore Theater program offers discounted tickets to three popular Broadway productions over the fall, winter and spring. This option provides an alternative to the Theater Bus, for those who prefer another form of transport, or who don’t have the morning free. All tickets are for 2:00pm performances. Tickets can be purchased on a show-by-show basis. Although tickets are offered to the public, DCA members are given first priority.

Recent Tickets Available

Join our Encore Theater group to see "The Last Ship" on Wednesday, November 19th.The Last Ship featuring the music and lyrics of Sting
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Wednesday, November 19th
2:00pm show
$142 per seat

Our first Encore program of the year!

The Last Ship is a new musical with an original score by 16-time Grammy Award® winner Sting. This Broadway premiere features direction by two-time Tony Award® winner Joe Mantello (Wicked), a book by Tony Award® winner John Logan (Red) and Pulitzer Prize winner Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal), and choreography by Olivier Award winner Steven Hoggett (Once).


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