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“Nice Performance Hall” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dallas City Performance Hall

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Dallas City Performance Hall
2520 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201
214 671 1450
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Ranked #107 of 151 attractions in Dallas
Dallas, Texas
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Nice Performance Hall”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

The City of Dallas has finally opened and is using the Dallas City Performance Hall. Visually interesting, clean, modern lines but can feel stark and cold. Comfortable seating, good acoustics. Friendly staff. Parking -- can be confusing if other venues are open (Winspear, Meyerson). There is no covered parking for the Hall. If you are lucky enough to find parking on the street in front of Hall, great! But otherwise, you will walking from One Arts District building or outside lots.

Visited October 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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“An nice mid-size venue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

We saw a performance last evening. Our first time in this venue. It's interior is pleasing to the eye and the acoustics were fine. The bartending staff were friendly & helpful, especially when my friend spilled her glass of wine moments after purchasing (it was replaced at no charge). One thing it would be nice to have a few more bistro tables in the upper lobby.

It's an exellent addition to the Arts District but the parking in the area is getting more difficult when the Meyerson, Winspear, etc also have things going on. It's great for downtown Dallas however!

Visited April 2013
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“Nordic Bleak does not enhance Souern Sounds”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

Pay $5 for the parking lot across the way, or $15 to $25 for covered parking semi nearby, but either way you're going to experience the outdoor elements before you wander in to this blah block of concrete slabs and sticks of wood. Enter the high vaulted hall and find that all the wood seats are padded, which is nice, but they're narrow and don't have much leg support. Great for shorties but longies may find it tiresome.

Well, at least there is no bad seat in the place. Doesn't matter, high or low, side or center, the acoustics are perfect. You'll look down at the concrete flooring, completely UNsealed, and remark that they do have lovely decorative drains every here and there, so that post concert spills, the nice uniformed attendants can whip out a garden hose and just douse the place, washing away all spilled beers and vodka tonics (yeah, for $6-$8 you can get this in the lobby) down the drain. What a deal!

But look up to the rows of wood slats, neatly conglomerated into some wavy, spare, Noridc design influenced basic ness, and find that while it's kind of dull it does at least make you focus on the stage. There are clean restrooms, but the doors are narrow and difficult to open. There is accessibility, but only if you don't mind a bazillion stairs or some funky ramps stuff.

Best suited for those without any mobility issues. Best suited for people whose minds don't wander to the (lack of) decor. Not recommended to anyone who just got out of prison or out of a chalky cliff dwelling, as it may bring bad feelings/memories. It's sooo awfully bare/spare/gray/basic/modernist/lacking of any sense of drama or glamor and is instead simply announcing it's there, come here, see the stage, set a spell, and be funneled out through the concrete hardness of the barren stone walls, wondering why you ever came here in the first place...

Which, of course, you may not know, since you left early because while the show was good, the surroundings made you feel like Auschwitz and you simply couldn't bear that sort of startling chamber, no matter what kind of music or theatre or song.

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