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Bass Performance Hall

photography courtesy of Performing Arts Fort Worth, Inc.

Bass Performance Hall


  • Readers' Choice: Best Performing Arts Venue ( 2014 , 2013 , 2012 )


Bass Performance Hall was built in 1998 and occupies an entire city block on 4th and Calhoun streets in Fort Worth’s Sundance Square. Serving as the official home of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth Opera, and Cliburn Concerts, the hall brings classic European architecture to the heart of Cowtown and is equally impressive as an opera house or rock arena.

A pair of enormous, trumpeting angels, standing 48 feet tall and sculpted into Texas limestone by Marton Varo, adorn the outside of the building. Inside the 2,056-seat hall, look up to see the massive, domed ceiling painted to look like the sky. It’s not only aesthetically pleasing, but it also plays a vital role in the excellent acoustics of this multipurpose facility.

Performing Arts Fort Worth Inc., the owners and operators of the hall, also offer a series of other events, such as concerts and Broadway musicals. Through Performing Arts Fort Worth Children’s Education Program, there are educational programs for kids in first through 12th grades as well as master classes for high school students.

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