The Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance
Hall, which is located in downtown Fort Worth
near Sundance Square, opened in 1998 and
seats 2,056 people. Occupying a whole city
block, it represents one of the most successful
downtown revitalization efforts in the country.
The European opera house-inspired limestone
structure is renowned for its superb acoustics,
exceptional sightlines and ambience on level
with the great halls of the world.
Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Founded in 1976, the Dallas Black Dance
Theatre is a modern dance company with a
mixed repertoire of modern, jazz, African and
spiritual works. Celebrating its 28th season, the
Dallas Black Dance Theatre is the city’s oldest
continuously operating dance company. The
company has studied, trained and performed
with some of America’s most influential
dance teachers, including Alvin Ailey, David
Parsons, Robert Battle and Chuck Davis.
Dallas Childrens Theater
Dallas Children’s Theater is a professional
theater organization that focuses on producing
theater for youth and families. DCT reaches
an audience of 270,000 youth annually
with its 11 main stage productions, national
touring company and education programs.
In 2004, TIME Magazine named Dallas
Children’s Theater one of the Top 5 theaters
in the country performing for youth. In 2003
DCT moved into the 58,000 sq. ft. Rosewood
Center for Family Arts with the Baker Theater
(seats 400) and Studio Theater (seats 150), five
classrooms, community gathering room and
space for costume, scenic, shops and storage.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra performs
in the Meyerson Symphony Center, and can
traces its origins to a concert given by a group
of forty musicians in 1900. The 2008-2009
season marked the inaugural season of the
Orchestras new conductor Jaap van Zweden,
which included two world premieres and
works by modern and classic composers.
Dallas Wind Symphony
The Dallas Wind Symphony was founded in
1985 is regarded as one of the world’s leading
wind orchestras. Originally organized as a
“reading band” for local professional freelance musicians, the Sympony has gone on
to release 14 high-fidelity recordings, two of
which were nominated for Grammy Awards.
Dallas Theater Center
One of the leading theaters in the nation,
the Dallas Theater Center performs
annually to more than 80,000 people.
The Theater Center features the Kalita
Humphreys Theater, one of only three
existing theaters built by Frank Lloyd