Winspear Opera House
The Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, designed by the firm of Foster + Partners under Pritzker Prize-winning architect Norman Foster, seats 2,200 (with capacity up to 2,300) in its Margaret McDermott Performance Hall. The design of the performance hall is a 21st century interpretation of the classic horseshoe configuration, designed to provide excellent sight lines and acoustics.
With transparent, soaring 60-foot glass walls revealing views of the Grand Lobby and a café open throughout the day, the Winspear Opera House is a destination for all. On a national scale, the multi-venue AT&T Performing Arts Center is hailed as the most significant new performing arts complex to be built since New York City’s Lincoln Center. Woven together by a ten-acre urban park, the Center’s individual state of-the-art venues create a dynamic all-inclusive cultural destination for the performance of music, dance, opera, theatre—and more. Home to many of Dallas’ finest performing arts organizations, the Center hosts more than 500 performances and events annually. Beyond the presentation of music, theatre, jazz, ballet, lectures and concerts, the Center will also serve as an educational center for visitors of all ages, from primary grades through college and beyond.
The focus of the educational component is to build wide-ranging appreciation for the arts to inspire future generations of artists and audiences. The AT&T Performing Arts Center includes the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, Annette Strauss Artist Square and City Performance Hall, all set within the ten acre Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park, the largest public park in downtown Dallas.
For more information, please visit ATTPAC.org or call 214.880.0202.