Center Presents

Prelude: A Preview of Aurora 2017

A Free Public Art Event Throughout the AT&T Performing Arts Center Campus

October 21 – 22, 2016


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Capturing the magic of AURORA, the more intimate PRELUDE: A Preview of AURORA 2017 will remind you of what you loved about AURORA’s past and ignite your anticipation for what’s to come next year.

Featuring 10 massive art installations of light, video and sound from around the world, PRELUDE takes place on the AT&T Performing Arts Center campus on October 21 and 22, 2016, from 8 p.m. until midnight.

New this year: Please RSVP

Let us know when you’re coming – RSVP by clicking here or via the button above! When you come to PRELUDE, exchange your free RSVP ticket for a limited edition collectible (more details to be announced).


Dooeun Choi I Nadim Samman I Justine Ludwig


Alicia Eggert I Herman Kolgen I Quayola I Shilpa Gupta I teamVOID
Tramaine Townsend I Ujoo+Limheeyoung I Antonin Fourneau


Extend your PRELUDE experience. Come early and enjoy live performances from two of Dallas’ favorites:

  • Friday, October 21 I Brave Combo I Strauss Square I 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. (doors at 6:00 p.m.)
  • Saturday, October 22 I Larry g(EE) I Strauss Square I 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. (doors at 6:00 p.m.)

RSVP to either or both concerts via the RSVP button above.

Art Bar

In addition to all the excitement of viewing the installations throughout the Campus, a $55 ticket to ART BAR grants the following amenities only to our VIP guests:

  • Exclusive entrance and access to the Winspear Opera House
  • Wristband access will allow ‘come & go’ VIP experience
  • Sweeping views of the Prelude installations from multiple levels
  • 3 complimentary drinks including call spirits, beer, wine or soft drinks
  • Appetizers provided by Wolfgang Puck Catering
  • Private cash bar
  • Private interior, climate controlled, monitored restrooms
  • Unique, exclusive atmosphere

Buy Tickets Here!


Illuminating the night sky, Prelude Lights launches the opening of Prelude, the preview to the innovative Aurora 2017. Join the fun for an extraordinary evening of interactive art in varied mediums of light and sound, culinary delights, live entertainment by Neon Indian and much more. Proceeds support community engagement, education programs, and future imaginative projects at the Center. For more information, visit

Light your way around Prelude.

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The Center is a proud recipient of a

Cultural District Project grant in support of Prelude!

Thank you to our Prelude sponsors

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