We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts

Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 401 S Buchanan, Amarillo, TX 79101
Phone Number: 18063784297
Website
Description:

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 27 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Very impressed

We saw a show here and we it was fantastic. Look forward to going back again and taking friends. Try them out

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2016
travelchicky13
,
Amarillo, Texas
Add Photo Write a Review

27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 27: English reviews
Amarillo, Texas
Level Contributor
60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We saw a show here and we it was fantastic. Look forward to going back again and taking friends. Try them out

Helpful?
Thank travelchicky13
Level Contributor
49 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

You would not think at first that Amarillo, Texas would have such a unique and amazing facility, but it does. This state-of-the-art center has incredible acoustics that can be customized to each performance, giving the audience excellent sound quality and enjoyment.

Helpful?
Thank Randal J
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

Great event, don't overlook the symphony for something to so on a Friday night. Some of the members have been on the symphony for decades. Very talented group!!

Helpful?
Thank Susan H
Magnolia, Arkansas
Level Contributor
283 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

This is a great facility! These are common in cities about the size of Amarillo, but definitely a great place for shows or a concert! Very nice and state of the Art. A great addition to Amarillo!

Helpful?
Thank Cary and Kelly R
Amarillo, Texas
Level Contributor
85 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

I have visited the Globe-News Center for numerous events, including multiple symphony and youth symphony performances, choral groups, and theatrical productions. I have yet to find a seat I haven't loved. The acoustics are fantastic and adjustable based on the type of performance, so you always feel like you are front and center. This is an exceptional venue with an... More 

Helpful?
Thank TopofTXtraveler
Amarillo, TX
Level Contributor
40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

The sound inside the Globe News Center is amazing. I like the coziness of it yet the deco is grandiose. The seats are comfortable, too.

Helpful?
Thank denandvan
Borger, TX
Level Contributor
36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

"Mary Poppins" at the Globe News Center for the Performing Arts was an excellent production for their summer production featuring local talent performed by school age children. Such amazing talent was enjoyed by so many of us from the entire area. Excellent Entertainment!

Helpful?
Thank shoppingsue
Amarillo, Texas
Level Contributor
28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Amarillo is still considered a Cow Town. But we've had a symphony for over 90 continuous years and a state of the art venue for musical performances. Amarillo also boasts a top notch Opera Company and the Lone Star Ballet. This ain't your average Cow Town

Helpful?
1 Thank Ed C
Level Contributor
31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

I am from the west coast and travel for work. We saw the symphony here and we're floored not only by the quality of the beautiful space but but the dedication to keeping the performing arts in Amarillo. Needless to say we returned for more music and shows including Les Miserable which was performed beautifully. When people refer to Amarillo... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank dangerboy45
Amarillo, Texas
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Have been to plays, recitals and concerts here. The acoustics are amazing!! Very comfortable chairs and nicely cooled.

Helpful?
Thank LindaATaylor

Travelers who viewed Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts also viewed

 

Been to Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?