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The Hobbit™


April 26 – May 12, 2019

Fridays 7 p.m. | Saturdays 2 p.m. | Sundays 2 p.m.

$12.50 General ticket price
$10 for Arkansas Arts Center Members
$10 per person for groups of 10 or more
Children 2 years of age and under are free, however the child must remain in an adult’s lap at all times.


April 26 – May 10, 2019


Far over the misty mountains cold

To dungeons deep and caverns old
We must away ere break of day
To seek the pale enchanted gold.

A pleasing ditty to be sure, but to a homebody hobbit like Bilbo Baggins it sounds alarmingly like an adventure, and adventures are nasty, disturbing, uncomfortable things that make you late for dinner. Resist as he might, however, the little hobbit is soon swept away—a reluctant hero on the adventure of his lifetime. In the company of thirteen rough and tumble dwarves and one cryptic wizard, Bilbo braves danger at every turn on this exciting quest for dragon’s gold.

Mister Bilbo Baggins cordially invites you to travel with him “There and Back Again” in this new adaptation of Tolkien’s classic tale. So come and join the quest. There’s a partner’s share of treasure waiting just for you.

Save the Dates

Friday, April 26 – Opening Night Dinner

Join us for dinner at Watercolor in the Park before the 7 p.m. opening night performance of The Hobbit™! Enjoy Bilbo's Pantry Party Buffet featuring dragon's wings deviled eggs, dragon bites (chicken tenders), rustic apple tarts and more! Creative coloring placemats featuring activities and artwork from the show will be available for children to enjoy. Seatings at 5 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 5:45 p.m., and 6 p.m. Reservations recommended but not required. Call 501-396-0390 for reservations.

Friday, April 26 – Opening Night Celebration

After the show, enjoy a meet and greet with the cast, snacks and punch to celebrate the opening night of The Hobbit™!

Friday, May 3 – Pajama Night

Throw on those cute pajamas and join us at the Children’s Theatre for the 7 p.m. performance of The Hobbit™. Stickers are available at the Box Office before the show for children (and parents!) in pajamas.

Saturday, May 4 – ASL Performance 

There will be American Sign Language interpreters at the Saturday 2 p.m. performance of The Hobbit™. Visit the Box Office before the performance for seating assistance.


Thursday, May 9 – "Adult Night" at The Hobbit™

Back by popular demand! Join us in the Lower Lobby before the 7 p.m. performance of The Hobbit™. We’ll adventure “there and back again” with specialty drinks and snacks before the show. 21+ event

Based on The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Licensed by Middle-earth Enterprises
Adapted for the Stage by Allan Keith Smith

The Hobbit is a trademark of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises under license to Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre.

Poster Illustration © David Hohn Illustration


Presented by

Arkansas BlueCross BlueShield


Spring Sponsors

 Dr. Loren Bartole 'Family Foot Care'


 Centennial Bank


Show Sponsors

Martha Logue

Landmark Certified Public Accountants


Media Sponsor

 Little Rock Family



Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre is supported in part by: the City of Little Rock; the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau; the City of North Little Rock; The Shubert Foundation and the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Business Hours: Mon – Fri 9 AM - 5 PM    Address: 2510 Cantrell Rd., P.O. Box 2137, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-2137    Phone: 501.372.4000

Arkansas Arts Center programs are supported in part by: Arkansas Arts Center Foundation; City of Little Rock; City of North Little Rock; Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau;
and the Arkansas Arts Council, a division of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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