Sunday, June 17, 2012

Fort Worth: Bass Performance Hall

When we were in downtown Fort Worth recently we took a walk around Sundance Square and charmed by the exterior of the Nancy Lee and Perry R.  Bass Performance hall, we walked inside to check out the lobby. Much to our surprise a guide came over and offered to take us on a tour of the building. We had lucked out. Free tours are given on Saturday morning.

The European opera house-inspired hall, built entirely with private funds and open in 1998, occupies a whole city block. An eighty-foot diameter Great Dome tops the theater and two forty-eight-foot tall angels grace the facade. Bass Performance Hall seats 2,056 people, and is 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. It also presents national Broadway tours, Special Attractions and Popular Entertainment.

 Enjoy the pictures we took!


Michelle V said...

Beautiful! I live an hour away from there and have never been there.

Michelle V

Gale Stanley said...

Hi Michelle, it's well worth seeing. I wish we could have stayed longer and seen a show but we were there for a family wedding and the relatives kept us busy.
Have a great week!