Aurora 2015

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Make the most of your night in the Dallas Arts District with this helpful info.

On October 21 and 22, 2016, from 8 p.m. until midnight, the AT&T Performing Arts Center and Meyerson Symphony Center will be awash with art installations of light, video and sound from around the world. PRELUDE: A Preview of Aurora 2017 – Powered by Reliant is free but you can RSVP here.



On-site parking is available for $17 in Lexus Red Parking (beneath the Winspear Opera House, accessed from Jack Evans St.) and Lexus Silver Parking (beneath Dallas City Performance Hall, accessed from Ross Ave.).


The Uber drop-off and pick-up area is right on Flora Street in front of the Meyerson Symphony Center: 2301 Flora St. Dallas 75201


We’re #dartable! Get off at D-link bus stop 18 or the Pearl Street/Arts District station.


PRELUDE will include a variety of delicious dining and drinking options: whether you want a snack or a whole meal, a soft drink or an alcoholic beverage. Vendors will be throughout Sammons Park and Strauss Square, and along Flora Street. For a little more luxury, consider purchasing a ticket to Art Bar, an oasis inside the Winspear Opera House.

Art Bar

Art Bar will be open from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. for each night of PRELUDE, and you may come and go as you please throughout the night. This $55 Art Bar ticket gets you:

  • Three complimentary drinks
  • Appetizers provided by Wolfgang Puck Catering
  • Sweeping views of the PRELUDE installations from multiple levels
  • An exclusive Art Bar installation by DFW-based artists Alicia Eggert and Safwat Saleem
  • Private interior, controlled climate, monitored restrooms, and a little glitz

Purchase an Art Bar ticket here.


Located in Strauss Square and on the corner of Leonard and Flora St.


Located in Sammons Park next to the Center Café.

Charging Station

Located in Sammons Park near the Center Café.


Information booths are located at the street closure points on Flora Street, Jack Evans Street, Leonard Street and in Sammons Park.

Emergency information is available via text message. Text the key word PRELUDE to 69050 to opt in.

First Aid

First Aid stations are located in Sammons Park next to the Center Café and on Jack Evans Street between the Winspear Opera House and Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.

Family Relocation

The family relocation area is at the first aid tent in Sammons Park by the Center Café.


The AT&T Performing Arts Center Public Safety team, with backing from the Dallas Police, will be monitoring all activities on site throughout the event.

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