Designed by Joshua Prince-Ramos of REX and Rem Koolhaas of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, on the south side of Sammons Park, seats up to 600 for performances of classical and experimental theatre, contemporary dance, musical performances, lectures and more. The world’s only vertical theatre, the innovative design of the Wyly Theatre creates ultimate performance flexibility. With mechanized seating towers, the theatre can transform from a proscenium to thrust to flat floor configurations, removing limitations for artistic directors. Surrounded on three sides by glass walls, the Potter Rose Performance Hall allows for pedestrian views into the theatre, and a variety of audience views of the Dallas Arts District and city skyline.
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.