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.

Details of upcoming and current shows are available below. Secure your space now, tickets go fast!

Theater Bus

Our Theater Bus offers an easy way to catch a show, but also an 8:30am departure gives theater goers extra time in the city. Discounted Broadway theater tickets for Wednesday matinee performances and transportation by private bus are included in the price. The 2013-2014 subscription included three blockbuster performances – Big FishKinky Boots and Beautiful - the Carole King Musical. Our first trip of the 2014-2015 season went to see A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder on October 22nd.

Upcoming Theater Bus trip

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

Breaking news! Theater Bus tickets have just been secured to see 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 features 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.

$150 per ticket

Those without a subscription to this year’s theater bus may be able to secure a ticket. Contact Poppy Holmes at to check availability, offered on a first come, first served basis. The bus departs from the DCA at 274 Middlesex Road in Darien, CT.


Recent Theater Bus trip

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).


To receive an email notifying you of any upcoming theater tickets available, please complete the email subscription form found through this link.