Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, Amarillo

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Theater · Concert / Show
Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts is a performing arts facility in downtown Amarillo, Texas, U.S.A.. The $30 million USD facility, opened in January 2006, houses the Amarillo Opera, Amarillo Symphony, Lone Star Ballet, and various events. The building was constructed by the Dallas office of Hunt Construction Group, while architectural design was by New York City firm Holzman Moss Architecture LLP.The construction of the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts was help started by Texas Panhandle philanthropist, Caroline Bush Emeny. In 1999, Bush Emeny created a fundraiser for the center, which raised about $12 million USD. In 2003, William S. Morris III, chairman and CEO of Augusta, Georgia-based Morris Communications, and parent company of the Amarillo Globe-News, donated $3 million USD to the center.In August 2003, Hunt Construction Group, Inc. broke ground and cleared way on an empty lot in downtown Amarillo. The main theater portion of the building is wrapped in red sandstone, which depicts the walls of nearby Palo Duro Canyon. The building's three-levels contains administrative offices, dressing rooms and staging areas. The center has an 1,300-seat auditorium, which is 1,000 fewer seats than the Amarillo Civic Center auditorium. The glass curtain wall on the east side of the building represents a sunrise over Palo Duro Canyon.
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  • This performance hall is first rate for any city of any size. We are very fortunate to have it here in Amarillo. There is not a bad seat for acoustics in the house. And, it is beautiful.  more »
  • We attended The Abba Show last night ( 11-18-19) and I was very disappointed. Our seats were in the balcony. We both experienced difficulty in understanding what the cast were saying. It sounded....  more »
  • Very cool place right in the heart of Amarillo. I would have never known it was there! I'm pretty sure any seat in the house, is a great spot to watch from. Very clean, and it's easy to get to. Lots of parking as well. Very impressed
  • The Amarillo Symphony performed music from Western movies. It was amazing! Andy Chase and Meghan Collier spoke about each score and a cowboy poet from Lubbock had a few songs. Amarillo is lucky to have such an amazing place

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