Winspear Opera House

by | 15. Aug 2012

Cultural | Feature

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Located on the north side of Flora Street, in the heart of the Dallas Arts District, the Winspear Opera House will be one of the six venues that will comprise the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts.

The building is designed in a modern horseshoe configuration, to provide the best possible acoustical environment, with emphasis on pedestrian flow and integration of public spaces in the design.

The transparency of the facade will reveal views of the public concourse, upper-level foyers and grand staircase, creating a strong connection between inside and outside.


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We have striven to take the drama of performance out to the audience – formally and conceptually.
/Spencer de Grey
Principal Foster & Partners

A canopy will provide shade from the hot Texas sun and make the surrounding outdoor spaces an inviting venue for year-round public events.


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The design of the auditorium will permit acoustical adjustments and, through the use of retractable screens, allow flexibility for amplified performances.


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Seating 2,200 the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House will be engineered specifically for performances of opera and musical theater, with its stages designed and equipped with appropriate flooring for performances of ballet and other forms of dance.


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CITY Dallas, Texas
ARCHITECT Spencer De Grey
Kendall / Heaton Associates