Annette Strauss Square, photo by Carter Rose

Strauss Square

2389 Flora Street, Dallas, TX
75201 United States

Directions

From Dallas North Tollway

  1. Turn onto the Dallas North Tollway South service road.
  2. Merge onto Dallas North Tollway South (toll required).
  3. Take the exit toward Harry Hines Blvd. downtown.
  4. Merge onto Harry Hines Blvd.
  5. Turn left at Moody St.
  6. Continue onto N. Pearl St.
  7. Turn left onto the Woodall Rodgers Fwy. service road.
  8. Turn right on the first road past the red glass Winspear Opera House onto Jack Evans.
  9. The entrance to Lexus Red Parking will be on your right.

From DFW Airport:

  1. Take the South exit out of DFW Airport.
  2. Merge onto TX-183 toward Irving/Dallas.
  3. TX-183 becomes I-35E South/US-77 South.
  4. Merge onto TX-366 West Woodall Rodgers Fwy.
  5. East toward I-45/Houston/US-75.
  6. Take the Pearl St. exit.
  7. Take a right (or head east) on the Woodall Rodgers service road.
  8. Turn right on the first road past the red glass Winspear Opera House onto Jack Evans (one street East of Pearl Street).
  9. The entrance to Lexus Red Parking will be on your right.

From US 75/I-45

  1. Take US 75/I-45 toward downtown Dallas.
  2. Take exit 1A toward I-35E S/Waco (Woodall Rodgers Fwy.)
  3. Take the Pearl St. exit.
  4. U-Turn at Pearl St. light and merge onto the eastbound Woodall Rodgers Fwy. service road.
  5. Turn right on Jack Evans St. (first road past the Winspear Opera House)
  6. The entrance to Lexus Red Parking will be on your right.

Via DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit)

  1. Take the DART Red or Blue Line toward downtown.
  2. Exit at the Pearl St. DART Rail Station.
  3. The Center is three blocks north and one block east at Flora and Leonard St.

Parking

The AT&T Performing Arts Center offers underground, on-site, valet and self-parking options during performance times.

The Lexus Red Parking facility is located on the north end of Jack Evans Street, below the Winspear Opera House.

The Lexus Silver Parking facility is located below Dallas City Performance Hall, directly across (east) Jack Evans from the Wyly Theatre. There is a secure underground tunnel that provides direct access to the Wyly Theatre from Lexus Silver.

How to Purchase Parking

Parking may be purchased in advance through the Box Office, up to two hours before curtain; on the AT&T Performing Arts Center website, up to the day prior to the performance; or at the gate prior to an event, with cash or credit card. Event parking is available to all guests at the following rates:

Valet Parking – $25
(There is limited valet parking available in both Lexus Red and Silver Parking. Advance purchase is strongly recommended.)
Self Parking – $15
Season Subscribers receive discounts on prepaid parking.

Purchase Online

Purchase Parking Online

Purchase by Phone

Call the Box Office at 214-880-0202.

Parking is also open in Lexus Red during non-event times. The daily rate for non-event parking is $5, with no in-and-out privileges. The facility is fully automated and payments can be made as you leave at either of the pay stations located on P1 or P2 levels. The pay stations accept cash or credit. For those who wish to pay within the exit lane, our exit stations only accept credit cards. You must have your ticket with you at the time of exit to process payment.

Lexus Priority Parking

Patrons driving Lexus vehicles have access to the Lexus Priority Parking spaces on Level 1 of Lexus Red. Lexus Priority Parking is limited to 50 spaces and is first come, first served. Plan to arrive early when visiting the Center to secure your priority space. Self-parking rates apply.

Designated Handicap Parking

Handicap parking spaces are located on all levels of Lexus Red and in Lexus Silver, adjacent to the elevators. These spaces are available on a first come, first served basis.

Box Office Parking

Parking is available in Lexus Red for those visiting the box office to purchase or pick up tickets in advance of a show. The first 30 minutes are free. After 30 minutes, the parking rate is $5 during non-performance times. Additionally, there are a few one-hour parking spaces on Flora Street outside the Information Center.

Will Call Parking/Lost Parking Pass

During performance times, a list of all those who have pre-purchased parking for that performance is located in Lexus Red. Patrons can check with the parking attendants to verify their purchase.

Parking Facility Height Limits

Vehicles can be no taller than 8’ 4” on level P1, and 7’ on levels P2 and P3 in Lexus Red. Vehicles can be no taller than 8’ 2” for Lexus Silver.

Additional convenient parking is available throughout the Dallas Arts District.

Seating

Accessibility

The AT&T Performing Arts Center is compliant with The Americans with Disabilities Act. We welcome all patrons and offer a variety of services to meet special needs. For additional assistance, please contact the Box Office at 214-880-0202.

Access

Elevator access is available from Lexus Red Parking and Lexus Silver Parking for patrons with limited mobility.

Both Lexus Red Parking and Lexus Silver Parking offer handicapped spaces.

Pets and Service Animals

The AT&T Performing Arts Center has a no pets allowed policy inside Center buildings. Any trained service animal is welcome.

Hearing Devices

Assistive Listening Devices are available in all venues. There is no charge for the device, but a valid ID is required. Please see a Guest Services representative on arrival.

Special Seating

Special seating locations for persons with disabilities may be arranged in advance by calling 214-880-0202.

Services for the Deaf

A TDD (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) number is open during regular Box Office hours; please call 214-880-0202.

Urgent Message Delivery

We request mobile devices be silenced during performances. Please feel free to check your messages at an appropriate break or intermission. Additionally, Guest Services is happy to deliver urgent messages. 214-978-3620 should be provided as a point of contact number if urgent message delivery is expected. Patron name, section, row and seat number are required. Please see any Guest Services representative at the theater if you need to use this service.

Emergency/Security Hotline

Should an emergency arise during a performance, please call 214-978-3620.

Sign Language Interpretation

The Center offers sign language interpretation at select events throughout the year. Performances offering this service are indicated on their corresponding webpages. To find out more about this service, contact the Box Office at 214-880-0202.

Audio Described Performances

Audio Description is scheduled for select events throughout the year. Using a single earpiece connected to a headset, patrons who are blind or have low vision can listen to trained audio describers give live, verbal descriptions of actions, costumes, scenery and other visual elements of a performance. Performances offering this service are indicated on their corresponding webpages. To find out more about this service, contact the Box Office at 214-880-0202.

Amenities

Southwest Porch

Southwest Airlines is proud to announce that in partnership with the AT&T Performing Arts Center, the airline has unveiled a branded porch space at Strauss Square. Show attendees will have the opportunity to relax with a great view of the stage, play Ping-Pong, grab a bite to eat from the grill or enjoy a Southwest cocktail under the stars.

Lounge Day Pass

Want to Take Your Experience Up a Notch?

During Performances in Annette Strauss Square you can purchase a Lounge Day Pass with a donation of just $25 per person* and enjoy a Gold level benefit for the day in our new Information Center Lounge. The Lounge offers complimentary wine and beer as well as specialty coffees prepared by Pearl Cup and is open 1 ½ hours before your performance and during the show. (Alcoholic beverages are not permitted outside of the lounge.)

Lounge Day Pass holders also enjoy a new VIP entrance which allows them to skip the lines to enter Strauss Square shows.

To secure your Lounge Day Pass, call the box office at 214.880.0202 or add it to your online purchase where available.

*Your donation to the AT&T Performing Arts Center is deductible to the extent allowable by law. A fair market value of goods and services will be provided within two weeks of your gift.

About

The AT&T Performing Arts Center’s outdoor performance venue is named for a late former mayor of Dallas, Annette Strauss. Located adjacent to Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park, Annette Strauss Square provides a serene setting for outdoor performances, festivals and events.

The primary features of the venue include the large lawn, Shannon and Ted Skokos Pavilion, Southwest Porch and Performance Plaza. The exterior of the Skokos Pavilion is clad in diamond-shaped panels arranged in a random mixture of silver anodized aluminum and brushed zinc finishes. This mixture of finishes heightens the play of light reflecting on the building. The front of the stage house incorporates roller shutter doors, which retract to allow large speaker arrays to project during performances, then return to their protected enclosure when not in use. Concrete walls border the lawn to ensure patrons are not distracted by nearby traffic, and to provide a barrier for ticketed events.

The space, designed by Foster + Partners, is open to the public when not being utilized for private events. The venue can accommodate more than 2,000 visitors.

Please contact the Box Office for a specific seating plan for the show you are attending. Standard seating arrangements are shown in the Seating Charts tab.

Permitted Items for BYOB events

The following is a list of items that are permitted in Strauss Square during BYOB events only:

1. Coolers

  • Hard or soft-sided permitted
  • Size not to exceed 16” x 16”

2. Chairs

  • Structure does not matter
  • Chair leg height not to exceed 4”
  • Here are some examples
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3. Blankets
4. Food and Beverages

Prohibited Items:

1. No Pets
2. No Strollers
3. No Smoking
4. No Weapons
5. No Umbrellas
6. No Bags or Coolers exceeding 16” x 16”
7. No Laser Pointers