Dallas City Performance Hall
The City Performance Hall is a multi-disciplinary center that brings a broad range of events and events by emerging and mid-sized cultural organizations to the Dallas Arts District. Performances represent all artistic disciplines and reflect the cultural diversity of organizations within the City of Dallas. Dallas City Performance Hall is located at the intersection of Routh and Flora streets and serves as a gateway to the Arts District.
Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, Dallas City Performance Hall is intended to provide an elegant addition to the Dallas Arts District. Constructed in two phases, the completed facility will be a delightful “village for the arts” for the many performing arts groups that will use the complex. The facility is made up of linear pavilions and capped by varying ribbon-like roof forms. The spaces are clearly defined, making the complex easy to use and navigate.
Phase one of the Dallas City Performance Hall, which opened in September 2012, features a 750-seat proscenium theatre, a multilevel lobby which boasts a large open space for receptions and small performances on its built in orchestral risers, backstage support spaces, and an event area on the balcony level that can be used for meetings, as well as private receptions for donors, board members, or other small groups. Funding for the Dallas City Performance Hall is provided by the residents of the City of Dallas through the 2006 Bond Program. This is the first phase of a two-phase project which will eventually include two flexible theatres, art gallery, café, and rehearsal and classroom space.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP is one of the world’s leading architecture, urban design, engineering, and interior architecture firms. Founded in 1936, SOM’s sophistication in building technology applications and commitment to design quality has resulted in a portfolio that features some of the most important architectural accomplishments of the 20th century including such notable buildings as the Sears Tower and John Hancock Center (Chicago); the Lever House (New York); Canary Wharf (London) and the Washington Mall and Constitution Gardens (Washington, D.C.). SOM Design Partner Leigh Breslau leads the design team in association with Corgan Associates, Jaffee Holden, and SchulerShook.