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The sole survivor of the 1920's movie palaces, this restored showplace is an honored venue for a variety of performers. It has helped breathe new life into the Arts District. Gilded and ornate, its prestige sweeps patrons into a another time. This venue seats just over 1,600 people. It hosts the Majestic Broadway Series as well as the world-renowned Dallas Black Dance Theater. Additional commercial performers have one-night only or multiple night runs.
You will thoroughly enjoy seeing a play in this beautiful Dallas Theater Center. It's the only one in America designed by the famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Both lifelong residents and visitors to the city appreciate the diversity of performances that range from a lighthearted Oscar Wilde or Neil Simon play to a thought-provoking historical drama. If you are planning to visit the city in late March, be sure to catch the annual Dallas Video Festival. The center is actually a complex composed of the Kalita Humphreys Theater built in 1959 and the barn like Arts District Theater (located at 2401 Flora Street), which was built in the 1980s.
Best described as interactive theater, Pocket Sandwich Theater is a great entertainment venue. Enjoy a sandwich or salad while experiencing parodies of a popular play or locally written comedies. Patrons shout "boo-hiss" at the villain and "hip hip hooray" to the heroine. Newcomers might think the popcorn is a snack, but regulars know that it's used to pelt the "bad-guys" on stage. This unique adventure is fun for all ages. You will leave with your sides aching from laughing out loud. Dinner selections include sandwiches, salads and a few basic appetizers. The bar offers wine and mixed drinks along with beer by the glass or pitcher. Make reservations at the beginning of the week, as seats are hard to come by.
Originally conceived in the late 1970s, the AT&T Performing Arts Center finalizes the city of Dallas's goal to create a an expansive Arts District. Now the centerpiece of the area, the AT&T Performing Arts Center boasts five different venues within its walls: Winspear Opera House, Wyly Theatre, Strauss Artist Square, City Performance Hall and Sammons Park. Amongst these venues, you can catch an opera, a Broadway musical, an outdoor concert, a small-scale play or just take a walk in the ten-acre park.
A brilliant glass facade in Downtown Dallas, The Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre definitely demands attention. The 600 seater is dedicated to all forms of performing arts, and the facility is amply equipped for experimental theater. The innovative approach to space and setting is one of the most attractive features of this venue. Whether its architectual design or quality theater, Dee and Charles Wyly will not fail to impress.