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Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts

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Address: 401 S Buchanan St, Amarillo, TX 79101-1606
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Comprised of the Amarillo Civic Center and the Globe-News Center for the...

Comprised of the Amarillo Civic Center and the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, the Amarillo Civic Center Complex is the primary meeting place for over 300,000 residents living in the Texas Panhandle. Conveniently located in downtown Amarillo, Texas, easy access to Interstates 27 and 40 (Historic Route 66) and over 2000 committable hotel rooms within 10 minutes make it an excellent choice for conventions, meetings, concerts, and special events. The Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts houses a 1300 seat auditorium, rehearsal/education room, spacious multi-level lobby, and numerous dressing rooms. It is designed with acoustical excellence in mind and serves as a landmark in downtown Amarillo. It is equipped with a one-of-a-kind orchestra shell that retracts into an upstage garage area to reveal a fully equipped road house. Featuring a sprung dance floor, hydraulic orchestra pit, and complete fly system, the Globe-News Center is equipped to host the smallest meeting to the largest road show.

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Great acustics

If hearing great music is your goal this is the venue for you. The downside is that the seats are narrow as well as most of the aisles. This auditorium seats 1200 to 1400... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 2, 2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

If hearing great music is your goal this is the venue for you. The downside is that the seats are narrow as well as most of the aisles. This auditorium seats 1200 to 1400 individuals.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

Incredible symphony experience. Excellent conductor. One of the best orchestras in the country. Must see if you have the opportunity.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

We went to see Opera Highlights with soloist Mary Jane Johnson also Copland's Rodeo and fully enjoyed both performances. The sound system acoustics is very good and our seats were perfect. The soloist sang songs from famous operas and the conductor Jacomo was himself entertaining. The building itself is well appointed and the staff very helpful. Looking forward to more... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

Very small menu,the color of the stage is so in your face that it takes way from whatever goes on,on the stage..They don't have enough things going on to even get excited about the place... one event every four months is not the full use of something so expensive to the tax payers

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Great place to catch th Amarillo Symphony! Every seat is agood seat.Atmosphere is great> People are friendly. The conductor is Awesome!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

One of the most acoustically correct public buildings in the US. Worth the visit to see and hear any performance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

If you are lucky enough to live here be sure to follow the schedule of events. Always a wonderful show.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

We always enjoy concerts there. Excellent acoustics and there's not a bad seat in the house. At this writing, parking is difficult if events are also going on at the civic center.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Tje shell of the stage is built in telescoping layers which can be positioned forwards or backwards relative to each other, allowing the hall to be "tuned" for the performance. Without this modern adjustability, older performance halls usually excel at one or two types of production, say chamber music and solo instrumentalists, or large vocal ensembles but not rock groups.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

I have attended many artistic, cultural, and theatre events at the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts. You will not be disappointed.

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