Towering angels watch over this magnificent Sundance Square concert hall which was modeled after New York City's Carnegie Hall. Great care was given to assure that this space would provide the best possible acoustics. Bass Performance Hall opened in 1998 as a venue for the acclaimed Van Cliburne International Piano Competition, an event held every four years. The hall also serves as home to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Worth Dallas Ballet and the Fort Worth Opera. Visiting companies of all kinds — opera, modern dance, Broadway companies, etc. — perform in this elegant and majestic space. Valet parking and group discount rates are available too. Call for show times.
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.
Since 1997, this huge stadium with an oval track 1.5 miles (2.41 kilometers) in circumference and more than 150,000 seats in the Grandstand alone has provided racing lovers with all the thrills they could hope for. This is the second largest racing venue in the United States, behind the Indianapolis 500 Speedway. Events at Texas Motor Speedway include major NASCAR races, car shows and the Thursday Night Stampede, a weekly showcase of local racers. Speedway World offers souvenirs as well as tours of the speedway. The cafeteria is open on racing nights, and the onsite camping grounds can accommodate 6,000 people.
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.
Opened in 1994, this beautiful ballpark is home to the American League's Texas Rangers. Located in Arlington, in a 270-acre (109-hectare) complex, the ballpark offers several modern features while visitors will also notice the homage to Texan history lining its walls. Fans of baseball will enjoy catching a game here. Few things beat watching a baseball game and enjoying a hot dog from the concession area.
Located on North Center Street in Arlington, Arlington Music Hall has been at the center of cultural activities from the time it was built in 1949. This historic venue opened with the screening of the classic movie Seabiscuit, and subsequently was host to a number of concerts and theatrical performances through the years. Today, the auditorium is home to the Arlington Country Music Revue and Symphony Arlington. Completely renovated and equipped with state-of-the-art sound and light technology, watching a show here can't be beat.
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.
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.
A highlight of downtown and a Fort Worth landmark, the Circle Theatre is located underground. The theater was founded in 1981 and has been a hit ever since. Around a half dozen shows, covering a variety of themes, are presented annually. Their mission is to present professional, contemporary plays in an intimate, 125 seating area. Student tickets for any remaining seats are available at half-price beginning half an hour before shows. Complimentary valet parking is available.