In the late 1970s, visionary Dallas leaders foresaw the growing need for new cultural facilities in Dallas. They identified the clear advantage of clustering these venues within a tight geographic area in order to reap maximum economic, educational and cultural benefits for each arts entity and for the city of Dallas.
Today, the AT&T Performing Arts Center encompasses 10 acres within the downtown Dallas Arts District. The Center includes the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, Annette Strauss Square and Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park, as well as Lexus Red and Silver underground parking areas.The AT&T PAC presents a variety of programs year-round in its indoor and outdoor performance venues, including the Lexus Broadway Series, Brinker International Forum and, in association with TITAS, contemporary dance and music, as well as other touring and community performances. The Center also provides performance space for local performing arts organizations, including The Dallas Opera, Dallas Theater Center, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Texas Ballet Theater and Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico.