The AT&T Performing Arts Center completes the dream of the Dallas Arts District—a unique, 68-acre, 19-block neighborhood in the heart of Dallas—that is the centerpiece of the cultural life of the city. The cornerstone and catalyst for creative vitality in the region, the Arts District is home to the city’s leading visual and performing arts institutions, whose range and depth make it a destination for the arts that is unparalleled in the world.
MARGOT AND BILL WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE
The Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, an unparalleled setting, reinvents the conventional opera house form, inverting its closed, hierarchical structure to create a transparent, publicly welcoming series of spaces that wrap around the rich red glass drum of the performance hall. From within the Winspear Opera House, the Simmons Glass Façade provides a sweeping view of the skyscrapers of downtown Dallas that line the northern edge of the Sammons Park. With two performance chambers and an expansive lobby for special events, this versatile venue offers an array of extraordinary event options accommodating 100 to 2,300 guests. Photo by Tim Hursley
CAPACITY: 2,300 Reception; 2,300 Seated
MARGARET MCDERMOTT PERFORMANCE HALL
A 21st century reinterpretation of the traditional “horseshoe” opera house, the Margaret McDermott Performance Hall seats 2,200, 5 levels of seating, and features flexible acoustics and stage and orchestra pit arrangements to accommodate not only performances of opera, musical theatre, and dance, but also lectures, presentations, ceremonies and graduations. Photo by Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
CAPACITY: 2,300 Seated; 2,200 Theater
NANCY B. HAMON HALL
This acoustically-sound recital hall is ideal for an array of special occasions ranging from meetings and dinners to recitals and receptions. Located on the first-level, the beautifully appointed Hamon Hall features a built-in sound system and projection system. In addition to an entrance from within Winspear Opera House, Hamon Hall has a private entrance from Sammons Park.
CAPACITY: 270 Reception; 150 Seated; 200 Theater
SHANNON & TED SKOKOS STAGE
CAPACITY: 1,000 Reception; 670 Seated
VINCENT PROTHRO LOBBY
This soaring space welcomes guests as they first enter the Winspear Opera House. With spectacular views of Sammons Park and the Dallas skyline, the Prothro Lobby provides a unique and dramatic setting for special events. Photo by RUDA Photography
CAPACITY: 800 Reception; 400 Seated
BOX CIRCLE LANDING
The Box Circle Landing provides one of the most beautiful and intimate settings in Dallas with dramatic views of the eastern portion of the Arts District ideal for both intimate dining and receptions. Photo by RUDA Photography
CAPACITY: 150 Reception; 100 Seated
With sweeping views of Downtown and Uptown Dallas, the Skyline Terrace, located on the 4th level, serves as a premier entertainment space for special events.
CAPACITY: 150 Reception; 100 Seated
The Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park is a 10-acre urban park that will embrace and unify the venues of the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Photo by Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
DEE AND CHARLES WYLY THEATRE
The Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre is one of the world’s most innovative theatre facilities. The 10-level building features a groundbreaking design with an unprecedented “stacked,” vertically organized facility that completely rethinks the traditional form of theatre. The flexibility of the facility allows the Wyly Theatre to host a wide range of classical and experimental drama, dance and musical productions, world-renowned vocalists and dance troupes. Unique spaces throughout the many levels of the building provide a variety of dramatic areas to host special events. Photo by Iwan Baan
POTTER ROSE PERFORMANCE HALL
The Potter Rose Performance Hall is a groundbreaking, technologically-advanced theatre space with a seating system that can be transformed to thrust, proscenium or flat floor. The unique flexibility of the flat-floor configuration allows the theatre to convert into an 8,100 square foot unobstructed event space with a unique three sided view of Dallas’ Arts District. Photo by Iwan Baan
CAPACITY: 800 Reception; 400 Seated; 577 Theater
STUDIO THEATRE AND PATRON LOUNGE
The Patron Lounge, featuring a view of the Arts District, can accommodate a variety of smaller events, ranging from banquets to board meetings. The Studio Theatre can be opened to connect seamlessly with the Patron Lounge during events, creating a more spacious venue for larger celebrations.
CAPACITY: 300 Reception; 200 Seated
WYLY THEATRE LOBBY
The bustling social centerpiece of the Wyly Theatre is it’s spectacularly appointed Lobby, which serves as a lively gathering place for patrons attending performances and an ideal pre- and post-function area for special events. Photo by Iwan Baan
CAPACITY: 300 Reception
REHEARSAL HALL AND BESS & TED ENLOE TERRACE
The principal rehearsal space for the Wyly Theatre’s resident and visiting companies, the Rehearsal Hall opens onto a balcony terrace outfitted with a green turf floor, providing guests with commanding views of the Dallas skyline.
CAPACITY: 150 Reception; 100 Seated
MARK AND BARBARA THOMAS LEMMON ROOFTOP TERRACE
Located outside on the top floor of the Wyly Theatre, the Lemmon Rooftop Terrace has commanding views of the Dallas skyline and is a premier entertainment option with one of Dallas’ most architecturally distinctive buildings. Photo by Iwan Baan
CAPACITY: 200 Reception; 100 Seated
ANNETTE STRAUSS SQUARE
Annette Strauss Square is Dallas’ new premier outdoor performance venue. Strauss Square hosts a variety of outdoor events ranging from concerts to theatrical and dance performances to multi-day festivals, accommodating audiences of up to 2,400 in a serene open-air setting. Combined with Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park, the space will accommodate even thousands more, allowing for a new level of programming which will encourage even broader community involvement.
CAPACITY: 2,400 Reception
|MARGOT AND BILL WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE||2,300||2,300|
|MARGARET MCDERMOTT PERFORMANCE HALL||2,300||2,200|
|NANCY B. HAMON HALL||2,700||270||150||200|
|SHANNON & TED SKOKOS STAGE||1,000||670|
|VINCENT PROTHRO LOBBY||10,385||800||400|
|BOX CIRCLE LANDING||1,500||150||100|
|DEE AND CHARLES WYLY THEATRE|
|POTTER ROSE PERFORMANCE HALL||8,100||800||400||577|
|STUDIO THEATRE AND PATRON LOUNGE||2,900||300||200|
|WYLY THEATRE LOBBY||2,300||300|
|REHEARSAL HALL AND BESS & TED ENLOE TERRACE||2,900||150||100|
|MARK AND BARBARA THOMAS LEMMON ROOFTOP TERRACE||2,675||200||100|
|ANNETTE STRAUSS SQUARE||2,400|
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