The Jubilee Theatre, founded in 1981, is located in Fort Worth's Sundance Square entertainment district. This fine venue acts as a showcase for the talents of African-American performers, writers and directors. While dramas and comedies have their place here, the specialty is musicals. The turn-of-the-century backdrop is superb, and Sundance Square's preservation of the city's past architectural styles complements the work that is going on inside Jubilee.
Rodeo Exchange has been in business since 1986, which makes it somewhat of an institution around these parts. Come on Tuesday nights for free dance lessons — just don't forget your cowboy hat. Famous for their low-price drinks, Rodeo Exchange offers a number of drink specials, including happy hour until 8p and Friday Ladies Nights. Fridays and Saturdays feature live music, mostly country, from acts ranging from local favorites to national stars like Trace Adkins. Fun times, cheap drinks and good old fashioned country tunes make this club a hoot.
No trip to Ft. Worth would be complete without a visit to the buzzing Downtown area. Food stands and quaint cafes, entertaining events, live music performances and the array of shopping destinations are just some of the reasons to visit this lively place. At the heart of the district, lies the Sundance Square Plaza, host to numerous cultural shows and festivals throughout the year. The area is also dotted with water fountains, gardens and an array of historical structures. If you are unsure about where to start touring from the multitude of options available, head to the tourist information center on the main street to get a general idea about this happening neighborhood.
When the Dallas Ballet Company dissolved in 1988, the Fort Worth Ballet expanded to include Dallas. The new company performs at both Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth and the Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas. Each season consists of a mixture of contemporary, as well as traditional works performed locally and on tours nationally and internationally. Performances include the popular Christmas event, The Nutcracker, and Romeo and Juliet. Ticket prices range from $12 to $50, depending on the event.
Hyena's Comedy Nightclub brings to you the best of comedy entertainment in Fort Worth. The club features the some of the best national talents in stand-up comedy. Famous comedians Dustin Diamond and Jimmy Walker perform here regularly. The Best of Texas Comedy Night is an ongoing event at this venue and features the funniest acts in Texas. A visit to this club is sure to tickle your funny bone.
Nicknamed JerryWorld as an ode to Jerry Jones, the owner of Dallas Cowboys, AT&T Stadium is among the premier football arenas in the nation. This state-of-the-art stadium with its striking dome and the retractable roof is a popular landmark in the city. Besides being the turf of Dallas Cowboys, it is also the base of Cotton Bowl Classic. It hosts almost all of the major NFL and college football matches as well as wrestling and basketball games. It is also a popular choice for concerts and has had artists such as Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé performing to a full house.
A volunteer-run warehouse venue that operates on a not-for-profit basis, 1919 Hemphill was established in 2002. The donations it accepts are used to fund a free second-hand store, performing arts space, lending library and more. The DIY performace space is where many open mic nights and concerts are held. 1919 Hemphill also features a meeting space that can be used by various groups, free of charge.
One of the prolific theater companies in the area, Amphibian Stage Productions has carved a niche in the heart of theater enthusiasts with their engaging and thought provoking plays. From readings to full-fledged productions, National Theatre live screenings to comic acts, this space showcases enthralling shows. Their New Play Festival is where the nation's best modern playwrights script some acts to be performed on their stage. The Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn Theater is their black box performing space and can seat up to 120 people. Drop into their Bar for Spanish wines and cocktails. The Lobby is a chic space for elegant soirees.
The Stage West Theatre, run by a group of artists who are passionate about theater, focuses on churning out quality theatrical productions. Their cultural program is quite versatile with everything from classic plays, contemporary productions to cutting edge drama being staged here and their plays have found appreciation among cultural buffs. Their in-house cafe is a good place to chill pre or post the show and because of its intimate environment, you might even run into an artist over here.