Ballet, symphony, Broadway, opera, museums: Dallas has everything "art" you could ever want to see, and we break a leg every time.
Performance Art Centers
Nestled in the heart of the Dallas Arts District, the AT&T Performing Arts Center is hailed as the most significant performing arts center built since Lincoln Center in New York City. The center is home to the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, which follows a traditional horseshoe shape, engineered specifically for opera and musical theater performances. The Winspear is home to the Dallas Opera and Texas Ballet Theater.
The Meyerson opened its doors in late 1989 to international critical acclaim. It is home to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, currently under the leadership of the world-famous Maestro Jaap Van Zweeden. Every detail of the concert hall was designed to achieve the highest acoustical quality, with special elements of the design providing the capability of tailoring the acoustical environment to the performance. The Meyerson Symphony Center is also home to the renowned Dallas Wind Symphony.
Not too big, not too small. The Dallas City Performance Hall, located in the Dallas Arts District, opened in September 2012 and brought an intimate setting for hosting lively performances in the heart of Downtown. The hall serves as a multidisciplinary center to present cultural performances by small- and mid-sized organizations, representing the breadth of artistic and cultural diversity in Dallas.
The Majestic Theatre is the centerpiece of the Downtown Dallas's historic entertainment center. The theater, recognized as a historical landmark at both the state and national level, opened its doors in 1921, and remains to date one of the most elegant performing arts in the city and possibly the Southwest.
The compact, vertical orientation of the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, climbing 12 stories into the Dallas skyline, was designed by Joshua Prince-Ramus of REX and Rem Koolhaas of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture. The theater, home to the Dallas Theater Center, Dallas Black Dance Theatre and the Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folkorico, is a prime destination for music and theatre enthusiasts.
The Latino Cultural Center serves at the regional promoter of Latino arts and culture via special events, art galleries, and fun activities that aim to fuel local interest in the region. The lively purple and orange exterior of this center perfectly embodies the vibrant cultures of Latin America and something definitely worth admiring.
The Anita Martinez Ballet Folklorico represents the large Hispanic community in Dallas and its resultant cultural contribution to society. The main focus of the organization is to instill a sense of cultural pride and value via the study of traditional Mexican dance forms. Since 2004, it has been a resident company of the AT&T Performing Arts Center, and is today the most prestigious Folklorico company in the region.
The Dallas Black Dance Theatre is another resident company of the AT&T Performing Arts Center. The mission of the company is to create and produce high-level modern contemporary dance and to express a diverse and multi-ethnic background. The troupe has proven extremely successful, having performed in over 30 states and 14 countries, spanning five continents!
The Dallas International Film Festival recently celebrated its 9th annual gala featuring more than 160 films from 32 countries. The festival celebrates the art of film promoting international creations in the Dallas region, while also serving as a platform for local filmmakers to an international scene.