Dallas City Performance Hall
Located at the intersection of Routh and Flora and opening September 13, 2012 - City Performance Hall is a multi-disciplinary gateway to the Arts District, presenting a broad range of cultural performances and events by a growing group of small and midsize cultural organizations representing all artistic disciplines and the diverse heritages of the Dallas community.
This lyrical and elegant addition to the Dallas Arts District promises to be a unique and delightful "village for the arts" for Dallas audiences. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP - one of the world's leading architecture, urban design, engineering, and interior architecture firms - the newly completed Phase I of the design includes a state-of-the-art, 750-seat, multi-purpose theater specifically designed to accommodate a wide variety of performance needs as well as an expansive front lobby capable of accommodating small performances and events for up to 200 people. The dynamic features of these two spaces encourage social and cultural interaction from the street to the stage, from pre-show cocktails to post-show conversation and offer both artists and audiences the opportunity to engage with all forms of performance, from the outsized spectacle of epic theatre to the smooth elegance of a jazz quartet. City Performance Hall is the place discover our next generation of great arts organizations and be captivated by the energetic and multifaceted creative spirit of Dallas artists!
Opening Schedule of Events
The Hall opens to the public September 13 through September 16, 2012 with a variety of free-to-the-public performances and family-friendly activities as well as ticketed grand-opening concerts. The grand opening schedule features the following**:
Thursday, September 13
11 a.m. - Ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by brief tour of the building. FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC.
4-6 p.m. - Hall open for tours lead by Dallas Center for Architecture.FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC.
6 p.m. - Panel discussion with design team members, featuring Leigh Breslau (Trahan Architects), Brian George (Corgan), Jack Hagler (Schuler Shook), and Mark Holden (Jaffe Holden). Hall Stage. FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC.
Friday, September 14
12 p.m. - Live broadcast of "At Work with Amy," WRR Classical 101's midday show. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
7 p.m. - Denton singer-songwriter Sarah Jaffe brings her distinctive style to the Hall's first performance. Hall Stage. Tickets $20-$50 at http://www.attpac.org/index.cfm?pagepath=Tickets&id=29610
9 p.m. doors, 10 p.m. show Triple Play presented by KXT, Dallas Observer and Kessler Entertainment Group featuring The Relatives, Seryn and Pleasant Grove. Hall Stage. Tickets $17-$27.50 at http://www.prekindle.com/promo/id/22349996750241376
Saturday, September 15
10:30 a.m. - Dallas Children's Theater's National Touring Company presents The True Story of The 3 Little Pigs. Hall Stage. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
11 a.m. - Junior Players present scenes from Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew. Hall Lobby. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
11:30 a.m. - Cara Mia Theatre Co. presents Payasos Clown full of hilarious surprises. Hall Stage. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
12 p.m. - Interactive Improv with Jeff Swearingen from Fun House Theatre and Film. Hall Lobby. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
12:15 p.m. – Dallas Korean Cultural Foundation presents Korean traditional Dance with Western Music. Hall Stage. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
12:30 p.m. – Dallas Black Dance presents their Dunham Workshop Demonstration. Hall Lobby. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
1 p.m. - Dance Council of North Texas presents a showcase of Dallas-area dance troupes, including Dallas Ballet Company, Beckles Dancing Company, Contemporary Ballet Dallas, Elledanceworks and Southern Methodist University Dance Division. Hall Stage. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
1:30 p.m. - Dance Council of North Texas African American Dance Class (Moussa Diabate). Hall Lobby. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
2 p.m. - Indian Cultural Heritage Foundation performs Nutana - New and Refreshing. Hall Stage. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
2:30 p.m. - Shakespeare Dallas presents Speak the Speech: Shakespeare and the Spoken Word. Hall Lobby. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
3 p.m. - Gocha & Shorena Center of Dance, Estudio Flamenco, Rhythmic Souls, Indian Cultural Heritage Foundation and ICE Polynesian Dance Troupe performance, produced by the Dance Council of North Texas. Hall Stage. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
3:30 p.m. - Sherna Armstrong presents Awesome Arias. Hall Lobby. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
4 p.m. - Mitotiliztli Yaoyollohtli. Aztec dance performance. Hall Stage. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
4:30 p.m. - Latin Dallas Community Class presented by United Dance Academy. Hall Lobby. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
5 p.m. – Cara Mia Theatre Co. presents El Chuco Loves La Che – A hilarious trip through the memories of a sharp-tongued, Zoot-suited Pachuco as he recalls his life in a bi-cultural barrio filled with colorful characters and customs. Hall Stage. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
8 p.m. - The City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs proudly sponsors the Dallas Jazz Collective. Led by Jason Davis and the incomparable Roger Boykin, this group features 20 local jazz musicians ages 17 to 71 who take the audience on a historic journey of jazz music in Dallas from old Deep Ellum to the music of Dallas native Roy Hargrove. Hall Stage. Tickets $15 - General Admission. Tickets available at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. To charge tickets by phone call (214) 880-0202. To charge by internet - www.attpac.org. In person at Winspear Box Office, 2403 Flora Street.
Sunday, September 16
12 p.m. - Le Theatre de Marionette presents a fun-filled medley of familiar tunes featuring marionette puppets. Hall Stage. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
12:15 p.m. - Mariachi Quetzal. Hall Lobby. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
1 p.m. - Orchestra of New Spain presents Baroque Music of Latin America. Hall Stage. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
1:30 p.m. – Lone Star Wind Orchestra. LSWO Percussion Ensemble. Hall Lobby. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
2 p.m. - Jason Davis Jazz performance. Hall Stage. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
2:30 p.m. – Greiner Middle School Summer Strings. Hall Lobby. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
3 p.m. - Lone Star Wind Orchestra. Hall Stage. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
3:30 p.m. - Maharlika Dancers. Hall Lobby. Glimpse of the Philippines - Traditional Dances from the Philippines. Hall Lobby. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
4:30 p.m. - Dallas Chamber Symphony presents So You Think You Can Conduct: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, a lighthearted intro to conducting and symphony offerings. Hall Lobby. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
5:30 p.m. – Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico performs Wonders of Mexico. Hall Lobby. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
6:00 p.m. - The Women's Chorus of Dallas. Hall Stage. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
** Some events/performances subject to change
There is plentiful paid parking in surface lots and garages in the vicinity of the Dallas City Performance Hall. Handicap parking is available directly beneath the hall in the Lexus Silver Parking Facility. Wheelchair access for the hall is available at Flora Street and Jack Evans Street.
Facility Rental & History
The expansive lobby and theater setting can accommodate a variety of functions or occasions, including: performances; meetings and seminars; awards programs; trade shows & exhibits; weddings or graduations; seated banquets; receptions; photo and film shoots. In an atmosphere far from the ordinary, a special event at the Dallas City Performance Hall is one that guests will always remember.
For information on renting the Dallas City Performance Hall please contact:
Rental Guidelines and Application:
8.16.2012 Facility Request Form FY13-14
8.9.2012 CPH Booking Procedures_2013-2014 Season
8.9.2012 CPH Pricing Sheet 2012-2014
5.29.2012 CPH Technical Information / DRAFT
8.02.2011 Booking and Reservation Procedures
8.01.2011 Rental Application (Word Doc)
8.01.2011 Rental Application (PDF)
7.09.2012 Invitation to 7.09.2012 Meeting
6.12.2012 Meeting Agenda
6.12.2012 Invitation to 6.12.2012 Meeting
3.26.2012 Meeting Agenda
3.26.2012 Invitation to 3.26.2012 meeting and tour
8.02.2011 Meeting Agenda
8.02.2011 Invitation for 8.02.2011 Meeting
7.14.2011 Invitation to 7.20.2011 Meeting
7.07.2011 Meeting Notes
6.23.2011 Meeting Notes
6.23.2011 Briefing Handout
Briefings Presented to Dallas City Council:
4.25.2011 City Performance Hall Operations
9.22.2008 City Performance Hall / AT& T PAC Garage
8.01.2007 City Performance Hall Status Report