The Center believes that the performing arts play an important role in creating vibrant communities where people want to live, work and play. We feature many award-winning events, completely free of charge, year-round where people of all backgrounds and income levels can gather on our campus to enjoy culture at its best.
For one long-night, the Dallas Arts District is transformed into an immersive, free and public art exhibition that will showcase work by local and international artists, selected by a team of renowned curators.
Reliant Lights Your Holidays
Thanks to energy provider Reliant and The David M. Crowley Foundation, Reliant Lights Your Holidays is fast becoming a DFW tradition. The annual event, which drew almost 6000 people in 2014, features concerts, fireworks and, of course, an amazing light show for families to revel in the holiday season.
Local Motion Presented by Topo Chico
On the Center’s campus, your mind and body can get a workout. Through our free Local Motion series, you can take yoga, pilates and Zumba classes taught by professionals, against the picturesque views of the Arts District. If you want to get moving with the Center, please check out the complete list of upcoming Local Motion events.
Sammons Lunch Jam
Want to see the next Erykah Badu? Join the Center for Sammons LunchJam, a free event supported by Neiman Marcus that features performers from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Spice up your lunch hour with Dallas’ best food trucks, or bring your own picnic to Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park (right outside the Winspear Opera House). Please visit the full schedule to plan your office outing today!
The Center invites student ensembles from across North Texas to perform in Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park prior to shows in the Center’s venues. Community Stage provides a public platform for students from all parts of the city to perform in a professional environment while creating free outdoor entertainment for the Center’s patrons and the Dallas Arts District community.