City of Dallas Cultural Facilities
The City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs is the custodian of 23 city-owned cultural facilities, where a wide variety of arts and cultural programs are offered for citizens and visitors. These facilities consist of many of our community's most important cultural venues, and when combined, represent more than 1.5 million square feet of space dedicated to arts and cultural functions in our community.
Bath House Cultural Center
The OCA operates seven of these facilities directly, referring to them as "cultural centers". The Cultural Centers are as follows: Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas City Performance Hall, Latino Cultural Center, Majestic Theatre, Meyerson Symphony Center, South Dallas Cultural Center, and Oak Cliff Cultural Center.
Additionally, the OCA manages other cultural facilities through private/public partnerships with nonprofit arts and cultural organizations with long-term management or operation agreements approved by City Council.
Located on the shores of beautiful White Rock Lake, the Bath House Cultural Center is a welcoming venue for visual and performing artists from an array of backgrounds. The historic, art deco style Bath House houses a 120-seat black-box theater, two gallery spaces, the White Rock Lake Museum, and a number of multipurpose spaces. Learn More
Dallas City Performance Hall
The Dallas City Performance Hall is a multi-disciplinary center that will bring to the Dallas Arts District a broad range of cultural performances and events by a growing group of small and midsize cultural organizations that represent all artistic disciplines and the diverse heritages of our community. Located at the intersection of Routh and Flora, the Dallas City Performance Hall will be a gateway to the Arts District. Learn More
Latino Cultural Center
The Latino Cultural Center (LCC), was designed by world-renowned architect Ricardo Legorreta and dedicated on September 16, 2003. A multidisciplinary arts center that presents Latino artists in the visual and performing arts, film, and literature, the LCC also supports local artists and arts organizations by developing and celebrating Latino art and culture. Learn More
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, designed by famed architect I.M. Pei, opened in September of 1989 and has been a crossroads of artistic excellence ever since. The Meyerson is located in the Downtown Dallas Arts District and is home to the world-class Dallas Symphony Orchestra and other Dallas-based cultural organizations like the Turtle Creek Chorale, the Dallas Wind Symphony, and the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra. Learn More
Oak Cliff Cultural Center
The Oak Cliff Cultural Center provides community-based arts and cultural programming for the North Oak Cliff and West Dallas communities. The Center provides a wide variety of art exhibitions, artist workshops, art, music, and dance classes, and cultural festivals for both children and adults, creating an environment for artists and students to learn and experience the creative powers of the arts.
South Dallas Cultural Center
The South Dallas Cultural Center became a reality through the efforts of key individuals in the African-American community, who encouraged the City of Dallas to develop a multi-purpose arts facility in South Dallas. Under the leadership of City officials and Park Board members, funds were allocated through the 1982 bond program to construct the $1.5 million, 24,000 square-foot facility, located across from Fair Park. Learn More
One of the most elegant and historic performing arts spaces in the Southwest, the historic Majestic Theatre is managed by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. Built in 1921, the Majestic hosts a variety of concerts, performing arts, comedy and corporate events through the year presented by national and local artists, promoters and nonprofit arts organizations. Learn More. Learn More