Moody Performance Hall
The Dallas Chamber Symphony performs amongst our most renowned arts organizations deep in the heart of the Arts District. Located just across the street from the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Wyly Theatre, and Winspear Opera House, and with a seating capacity of 750, the Moody Performance Hall is an ideal size and location for the intimate concert experiences the DCS provides.
The MPH boasts a modern design that is both striking to look at and smartly functional, capable of an array of configurations that allow for comfort, convenience and an optimal concert experience. The new hall abounds with modern capabilities, such as video projection, sound engineering, flexible staging, custom risers and ambient lighting. Truly, the MPH is fully equipped to provide the best possible concert experience and unbeatable production value.
In addition to the theater space, there are several comfortable common areas that are well suited for private receptions, presentations, musical demonstrations, and meet-and-greet opportunities with visiting artists. The lobby is designed to seat audiences for pre-concert presentations, and our guests can enjoy professional catering, convenient parking, and valet services provided by the One Arts Plaza.
The Owen Arts Center and SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts
The Owen Arts Center was designed by architect George L. Dahl and consists of three main buildings: Mudge Art Building, Forbes Music Building and the Ruth Sharp Collins Drama Building. The center is home to dance, music and theatre performance and rehearsal spaces, art galleries and studios, the administrative offices of the Temerlin Advertising Institute and the Meadows Art, Art History, Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship, Dance, Music and Theatre departments.
Public performance spaces within the Owen Arts Center include Caruth Auditorium, Bob Hope Theatre, Greer Garson Theatre, Margo Jones Theatre, O’Donnell Lecture-Recital Hall, Sharp Studio and Taubman Atrium. Art spaces include the Doolin Gallery and Free Museum of Dallas. Students participate in lectures, film screenings, set construction and music lessons and take advantage of opportunities to form relationships and collaborations across many art forms. The inspiring and challenging environment creates a nexus of energy, creativity and commitment.
Concert performances are presented in Caruth Auditorium, a 490-seat concert hall with an acoustical construction that can be “tuned” for any type of musical presentation. Caruth Auditorium is also the home of the splendid C.B. Fisk Opus 101, a 51-stop, 3681-pipe organ used for recitals as well as symphonic and choral concerts.
Caruth Auditorium is also home to two concert Steinways and one Yamaha piano.