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Dallas Arts

Since 1979, Dallas Arts District has grown non-stop in northeastern Downtown. The district is home to 13 venues and organizations, including Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts and Dallas Black Dance Theatre. Of course, there are many more venues representing a diverse and vibrant arts scene in this booming metro area.

Dallas Arts District
DESCRIPTION: Citizens voted and philanthropists contributed to establish this master-planned Arts District on 68 acres of downtown Dallas in 1979. Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Theater Center, Meyerson Symphony Center, Nasher Sculpture Center, Trammell Crow Center, and Crow Collection of Asian Art.
DAYS & HOURS: vary by venue
ADDRESS: 17-block theme park of the arts MAP
PHONE: 214-953-1977
WEBSITE: http://www.artsdistrict.org

Dallas Museum of Art
DESCRIPTION: This museum features one of the largest collections of post-1945 art in the Southwest. It has the second largest program for school children among art museums nationwide. DMA has one of the best African Art collections in the Southwest and its senior curator of African & Art of the Americas is Dr. Roslyn Adele Walker, former director of the African Art Museum of the Smithsonian Institution. DMA also presents numerous programs, exhibits, films, activities year round. During Summer months on Thursday evenings, DMA hosts Jazz Under the Stars.
ADMISSION: Adults $10, 
age 65+ $7,
 Children under 12 FREE
DAYS & HOURS: Thu 11a–9p, 
Tue-Wed & Fri-Sun 11a–5p
ADDRESS: 1717 North Harwood, Dallas TX MAP
PHONE: 214-922-1200
WEBSITE: http://www.dallasmuseumofart.org

Nasher Sculpture Center
DESCRIPTION: An outdoor “roof-less” museum collection of 20th-century sculpture, whose mission is to be an international focal point and catalyst for the study, installation, conservation and appreciation of modern and contemporary sculpture.
ADMISSION: Free
DAYS & HOURS: Thu 11a–9p, 
Tue-Wed & Fri-Sun 11a–5p
ADDRESS: 2001 Flora Street, Dallas TX MAP
PHONE: 214-242-5100
WEBSITE: http://www.nashersculpturecenter.org

Crow Collection of Asian Art
DESCRIPTION: Exhibit art works from Japan, China, India and Southeast Asia are dated from 3500 BC to early 20th century, and therefore they represent deities from Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism and Jainism; highlights include precious jade ornaments from China, delicate Japanese scrolls and a rarely seen 28-foot by 12-foot sandstone facade of an 18th century Indian residence.
ADMISSION: Free
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sun 10a-5p, Thu 10a-9p
ADDRESS: 2010 Flora Street, Dallas TX MAP
PHONE: 214-979-6430< WEBSITE: http://www.crowcollection.org

AT&T Performing Arts Center
DESCRIPTION: This venue encompasses 10 acres within downtown Dallas Arts District; it includes the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, Annette Strauss Square and Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park. The Center presents a variety of programs year-round in its indoor and outdoor performance venues, including contemporary dance and music, as well as other touring and community performances. The Center also provides performance space for local performing arts organizations, such as Dallas Black Dance Theatre, The Dallas Opera, Dallas Theater Center, Texas Ballet Theater and Anita Martinez Ballet Folklorico.
BOX OFFICE: Mon-Sat 10a–6p and Sun 11a–4p
ADDRESS: 2403 Flora Street, Dallas, TX MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: DART City Place Station
PARKING: Lexus Red and Silver underground parking areas
PHONE: 214-880-0202
WEBSITE: http://www.attpac.org

Meyerson Symphony Center
DESCRIPTION: A signature venue by famed architect I.M. Pei, the Meyerson opened in 1989 to critical acclaim; the 2,062-seat McDermott Concert Hall, a shoebox-style music chamber, features reverberation space around the top of the hall concealed by thick concrete doors that can be opened and closed to increase or reduce reverberence; additionally, 56 acoustical curtains that help control vibrations and a system of canopies weighing more than 42 tons suspended above the stage, can be raised, lowered or tilted to reflect the sound throughout the audience chamber; a concert organ with 4500 pipes supplements the hall’s visual, acoustic and creature comfort charms; no wonder the Meyerson is home to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and other concerts where acoustics are paramount.
BOX OFFICE: 2 hours before events
ADDRESS: 2301 Flora Street, Dallas TX MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: DART Pearl Station
PARKING: enter from Pearl Street to underground parking
PHONE: 214-670-3600
WEBSITE: http://www.dallassymphony.com

Dallas City Performance Hall
DESCRIPTION: This venue provides a quality public performance space for Dallas based emerging and midsized performing arts organizations. As a result, citizens and visitors have an opportunity to experience the finest in arts and culture, and perhaps discover the next Erykah Badu. The shoebox-shaped auditorium seats 749 patrons and is reasonbly optimized for good acoustics.
BOX OFFICE: 2 hours before events
ADDRESS: 2520 Flora Street, Dallas TX MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: DART Pearl Station
PARKING: garages nearby
PHONE: 214-671-1450
WEBSITE: http://www.dallascityperformancehall.com

Majestic Theatre
DESCRIPTION: Built in 1921 and seating 1,704 patrons, this beloved theatre opened during the Vaudeville Era. After a lengthy restoration in the 1970s, this favored classic venue has hosted modern comedy shows, concerts and special events. The lobby and auditorium are absolutely gorgeous. The Terrace Room accommodates dinner parties and receptions.
BOX OFFICE: opens 2 hours before events
ADDRESS: 1925 Elm Street, Dallas TX MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: DART St. Paul Station
PARKING: covered lot across the street and others nearby
PHONE: 214-880-0137
WEBSITE: http://www.liveatthemajestic.com

Gexa Energy Pavilion
DESCRIPTION: Opened in 1988 and formerly named Smirnoff Music Centre, then Superpages.com Centre before its current name, this large amphitheater has attracted world-class performing artists. The stage and covered reserved seating area hold 7,500 patrons, while another 12,500 fans bring blankets to sit on a lawn. No food, drinks, coolers, lawn chairs, umbrellas, or cameras are allowed inside the venue. Kids under age 2 are admitted Free.
BOX OFFICE: easier to access online
ADDRESS: 1818 First Avenue, Dallas TX MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: DART Martin Luther King Station
PARKING: onsite
PHONE: 214-421-1111
WEBSITE: http://www.dallaspavilion.org

Dallas Theater Center
DESCRIPTION: Designed by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright DTC Kalita Humphreys Theater is one of the most exciting regional theaters in the country dedicated to addressing the rhythms, images and contradictions of contemporary American life.
BOX OFFICE: Mon-Fri 10a-6p and Sat 12p-6p
ADDRESS: 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd, Dallas TX MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: DART CityPlace Station
PARKING: paid lot nearby
PHONE: 214-522-8499
WEBSITE: http://www.dallastheatercenter.org

Theatre Three
DESCRIPTION: Norma Young founded the theatre in 1961 based on the three essential elements she defined as “co-equal:” the playwright, the production, and the audience”. Today, its a well-established company that produces classics and contemporary plays in the Uptown District.
BOX OFFICE: Mon-Wed 12p-5p, Thu-Sun 12p-7p
ADDRESS: 2800 Routh Street, Dallas TX MAP
TRANSIT: McKinney Avenue Trolley at Routh Street
PARKING: paid lots nearby
PHONE: 214-871-3300
WEBSITE: http://www.theatre3dallas.com

Texas Theater
DESCRIPTION: Formerly a Spanish Renaissance designed 900-seat movie theater in a chain of theaters owned by Howard Hughes, it was here that Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested on 22 November 1963, for alleged assassination of President John F. Kennedy.Following closure in 1989, the theater was partially restored in 2003 to host Oak Cliff community events and performing arts shows and screen select movies.
BOX OFFICE: 2 hours before show
ADDRESS: 231 West Jefferson Blvd, Dallas TX MAP
TRANSIT: Dallas Streetcar
PARKING: on street
PHONE: Oak Cliff Foundation 214-941-0040
WEBSITE: http://www.oakclifffoundation.org

Bob Hope Theatre
DESCRIPTION: Built in 1968 from funds donated by Bob Hope. Its a 392-seat concert venue is located in the Owen Fine Arts Center of Southern Methodist University. Bob Hope became the lead donor of this theatre because, as young comedian, he used to perform at a local theatre in Dallas.
BOX OFFICE: Mon-Fri, call for hours
ADDRESS: 6100 Bishop Blvd, Dallas TX MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: DART Mockingbird Station
PARKING: campus parking
PHONE: 214-768-2787
WEBSITE: http://smu.edu/bobhope

Irving Arts Center
DESCRIPTION: The center houses two state-of-the art theaters, four galleries, reception, meeting and rehearsal facilities, plus an outdoor sculpture garden on a ten-acre site. Over 300 performances and more than 20 rotating exhibits are held annually at the Arts Center, which is home to 14 arts groups, including Irving Black Arts Council
BOX OFFICE: Tue-Sat Noon-5p
ADDRESS: 3333 North MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: none
PARKING: Free on premises
PHONE: 972-252-7558
WEBSITE: http://www.irvingartscenter.com

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
DESCRIPTION: Opened in 2002 as Nokia Theatre, this 6,350-seat venue accommodates the sweet spot in venues – large enough to attract the most popular national acts, yet small enough to have excellent sight lines and acoustics from most seats. To the delight of larger fans, the venue is also know to have 2-3 inches more room per seat. Count on the widest range of stage productions, including pop, rock, Hip-Hop, country, comedy, magic, Broadway and family shows performing here.
BOX OFFICE: opens one hour prior to show time
ADDRESS: 1001 NextStage Drive, Grand Prairie, TX MAP
TRANSIT: none
PARKING: on premises
PHONE: 972-854-5111
WEBSITE: http://verizontheatre.com/venueinfo/

American Airlines C. R. Smith Museum
bDESCRIPTION: Opened 1993; one of the few major aviation museums in the world; dedicated to past and present American Airlines employees and American Airlines President and aviation pioneer C.R. Smith; a sight-and-sound, hands-on, window-seat look at the world of flight.
ADMISSION: Free
DAYS & HOURS:
ADDRESS: 4601 Highway 360 at FAA Road, Fort Worth, TX
TRANSIT: none
PARKING: on premises
PHONE: 817-967-1560
WEBSITE: http://www.crsmithmuseum.org

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