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Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts

500 S Buchanan St, Amarillo, TX 79101-1606
+1 806-378-4297
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Interesting sidebar for a trip down I-40

We live in Amarillo, so it is easy for us to visit, and it was built with serious acoustics in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
K585OMjohnv
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Amarillo, Texas
Magnificent acoustics in an unexpected scene

If you can find an interesting performance to suit your taste, music, ballet, opera, you won't be... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
Joaquin A
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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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500 S Buchanan St, Amarillo, TX 79101-1606
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We live in Amarillo, so it is easy for us to visit, and it was built with serious acoustics in mind. Any time we have an opportunity to go, we do. One bonus nearby, opening in the summer is a new embassy suites, one block...More

Thank K585OMjohnv
Reviewed 19 May 2017

If you can find an interesting performance to suit your taste, music, ballet, opera, you won't be dissapointed.

Thank Joaquin A
Reviewed 3 May 2017

A gem in west Texas. The Amarillo symphony plays here, we just went to 'Evita' which was well presented - the venue was ony half filled. It's important to have performing arts, and the globe news center presents a varied selection of productions - we...More

Thank ih1958
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Good production, especially for a small, local company. The venue is beautiful, and they are very proud that they own all of the equipment - they had just installed the new follow spots before this show and people were excited to see them deployed. Good...More

Thank Annarose816
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Located in downtown Amarillo. The sound is fantastic in the Globe News Center. The balcony is sometimes a little warm.

Thank Dana N
Reviewed 3 January 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.

Thank Sheila B
Reviewed 21 December 2016

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

Thank Dee W
Reviewed 28 November 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....More

Thank CDM49
Reviewed 7 November 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...More

1  Thank EdCharlaFrieze
Reviewed 1 November 2016

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

Thank Larry R
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