Winspear Opera House
The Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House is a 21st century reinterpretation of the traditional “horseshoe” shaped opera house, engineered specifically for performance of opera and musical theatre, with stages equipped for performance of ballet and other types of dance. The Winspear Opera House is designed by Foster + Partners under Pritzker prize-winning architect Norman Foster and Deputy Chairman Spencer de Grey.
The entrance to the Winspear Opera House features the Annette and Harold Simmons Signature Glass Facade, which ascends 60 feet creating a seamless visual appearance between the vibrant red glass panels of the McDermott Performance Hall and the surrounding Sammons Park. Radiating from the Winspear Opera House on all sides, the Sky Canopy provides shade to the Simmons Glass Facade over three acres of Sammons Park, defining new outdoor spaces for visitors to gather.
The principal performance space, The Margaret McDermott Performance Hall, features retractable screens, a spacious fly-tower, a three-square stage with generous side and rear stage areas, variable acoustics, and accommodates 2,200 patrons.
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.
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.
The AT&T Performing Arts Center has a no pets allowed policy inside Center buildings. Any trained service animal is welcome.
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 locations for persons with disabilities may be arranged in advance by calling 214-880-0202.
A TDD (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) number is open during regular Box Office hours; please call 214-880-0202.
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.
Should an emergency arise during a performance, please call 214-978-3620.
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.