The Derby Dinner Children's Theatre leaves much to be desired when compared to similar children's dinner theatres in other cities. Although the acting and plays are okay, the food quality and service is on the below average end. Patrons are herded like cattle through buffet lines that have no variation through the season. The food is commodity quality and often not warm. Waiters and waitresses, with some exception, are young kids and unfriendly acting as if they do not want to be there. Desserts are extra - I would rather pay more and have it included. And, again they are the quality of what you would get in an elementary school cafeteria. My child has even commented he wants to go somewhere else for dessert afterwards. Despite this, my child loves the wild child atmosphere and the plays. So we continue to hold season tickets. One more comment, the theater was just redone. Owners overlooked their large crowd of child patrons in the bathroom design, and the "kitchen sink" fixtures and countertops are way out of reach for the little ones!