5 Best Performing Arts Venues in Dallas, Dallas and Fort Worth

American Airlines Center

Victory Park

The biggest touring musical acts set up stage at this arena designed by David M. Schwarz. The arena, home to the NBA's Dallas Mavericks and the NHL's Dallas Stars, is the centerpiece of burgeoning Victory Park, an area filled with tony restaurants, clubs, and shops. Tours are available at 10:30 am Monday, Wednesday, and Friday when there are no scheduled events.

Barry Whistler Gallery

Deep Ellum

Barry Whistler Gallery often showcases contemporary Texas artists and their prints, paintings, sculpture, and photography.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra

The top performing-arts attraction in Dallas is whatever's on at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, where the Dallas Symphony Orchestra plays.

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Dallas Theater Center

The city's highest-profile theater performances are from the Dallas Theater Center at the Kalita Humphreys Theatre, the only theater designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

McKinney Avenue Contemporary


McKinney Avenue Contemporary (often called the MAC) offers space to alternative artists of all disciplines, and the versatile space offers room for video and live performances. Kitchen Dog Theater performs here.

1601 South Ervay St., Dallas, TX, 75204, USA
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Rate Includes: Free, Wed.–Sat. 11–9