The Bass Performance Hall is Fort Worth’s performing arts sweetheart. Aside from being a treasure to see live performances, this cultural gem also features architecture that’s more art than a building. Located downtown near Sundance Square, the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall occupies a city block and seats 2,056 people. It’s known for the two 48-foot-tall Texas limestone angels that grace its exterior. The hall features symphony, ballet, opera, stage plays, musicals, and rock concerts, and it’s the permanent home to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth Opera, and the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and Cliburn Concerts.
Covering a mere 40 acres, the Panther Island Pavilion proves that size doesn’t always matter. Billing itself as the only waterfront stage in Texas, this outdoor stage was part of Fort Worth’s $909 million Trinity Uptown redevelopment project. Sitting on the Trinity River and overlooking Fort Worth’s scenic downtown, the area houses multiple stages that you can walk between to watch a variety of performers. Aside from the many festivals, adventure runs, and concerts, the venue also offers a sandy beach, which provides public access to the river seven days a week for paddling, tubing, fishing, and swimming.
One of the foremost African-American theaters in the Southwest, Jubilee Theatre presents live music, drama, and comedy, all which reflect the African-American experience. An intimate setting with seating capacity of 147 patrons, both its atmosphere and audience is diverse and comfortable.