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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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Beautiful location for the arts

I have hosted and participated in events in this facility. It is beautiful. The sound is amazing... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Courtney M
Outstanding performances beautiful theater

I highly recommend going to any performance at this theater it is beyond spectacular! The actors... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
Amarillo, Texas
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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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“acoustics” (15 reviews)
“plays” (6 reviews)
500 S Buchanan St, Amarillo, TX 79101-1606
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

I have hosted and participated in events in this facility. It is beautiful. The sound is amazing. It's such a great space to have in our community. I have hosted author lectures here, the symphony plays here, and my children have done full-scale theatre productions...More

Thank Courtney M
Reviewed 5 October 2017

I highly recommend going to any performance at this theater it is beyond spectacular! The actors and actresses are well trained and they are sure to entertain all ages.

Thank Christen521
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Visitors are amazed that a town in the middle of no where, in Texas, has a quality performing arts center like the Globe News Center. Thanks heaven for patron and philanthorpist who wanted Amarillo to having a truly amazing center that would draw nationally recognized...More

Thank Jan R
Reviewed 11 July 2017

As long time season ticket holders of The Amarillo Symphony, the hall fails to take the breath away. How fortunate Amarillo and the surrounding ares is to have this world class facility. It puts the U in unique.

Thank kenemac47
Reviewed 15 June 2017

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 21 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 2 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
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