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Performing Arts Fort Worth, the owner and operator of Bass Performance Hall, will be following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and industry safety guidelines for reopening performing arts centers. While Bass Hall currently remains closed to the public, we have started our phased reopening plan with the goal of full capacity performances this fall. Additional details will be announced at a later date.

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Box Office Hours

The Performing Arts Fort Worth on-site box office is temporarily closed. Our patron services team is working virtually as we all maintain social distancing so we ask for your patience and understanding as communication may be delayed and take longer than normal. Remote box office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:30pm.

Broadway Update

A lot has happened and changed in the past year…unexpected challenges and opportunities…health and safety at the forefront of our minds…but we look toward the future with hope and optimism.

While our industry continues to experience significant impacts as a result of this pandemic, we are hopeful that the performing arts will start to rebuild and rebound as we head into the fall.


Black Violin: Impossible Tour

Part of Children's Education Virtual Programming

Streaming March 22 - April 30, 2021

Black Violin enters the student virtual space with an all new, high energy, performance that takes their unique blend of classical music, hip-hop, jazz and pop to new heights.  Recorded at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, this engaging, high-definition multi-camera video covers themes of perseverance, exploration and unity with songs like RiseUnbreakableBelieverDreamer and Impossible is Possible

If you are interested in participating, please click below to learn more and complete our Registration Form.


Bessie Coleman: Queen of the Skies

Part of Children's Education Virtual Programming

Streaming April 1 - 30, 2021

In this streaming production, professional storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston dramatically shares Bessie Coleman’s journey. During her life, Bessie traveled thousands of miles to become the first American to hold an International Pilot’s license.

If you are interested in participating, please click below to learn more and complete our Registration Form.


Thurgood Marshall: Civil Rights Champion

Part of Children's Education Virtual Programming

Streaming February 26 - May 31, 2021

Performing Arts Fort Worth presents a new streaming production illuminating the life and legacy of Thurgood Marshall, the first African American to be appointed to the Supreme Court. In collaboration with Stage West and Fort Worth native Major Attaway, this inspiring, curriculum-based production focuses on the long-lasting impact Marshall had as a Supreme Court justice.

If you are interested in participating in this free streaming production, please click below to learn more and complete our Registration Form.


Online High School Technical Theater Course

Registration is open!

The Online High School Technical Theater Course will take students on a backstage exploration as they learn various aspects of technical theater including lighting, sound, and stage management. While this is not a hands-on opportunity, production experts will provide a unique look behind the scenes of Bass Performance Hall and offer a chance to see what happens when the curtain rises.

If you are interested in participating, please click below to learn more and complete our Online High School Technical Theater Course Registration Form.


Cliburn Essentials


Spring 2021


Introducing a new hybrid subscription of distinctive Cliburn experiences, designed for a singular year

Spring quarter subscribers of this brand-new package will receive a special Cliburn box, with a surprise gift and a menu of in-person and digital experiences specially curated for April, May and June 2021.

Think outdoor concerts, exclusive access to Cliburn laureates, new digital content, and much more. 

Make Your Event a Work of Art

Rent Bass Hall

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, special event rentals of Bass Performance Hall, McDavid Studio and the Van Cliburn Recital Hall are currently unavailable until further notice.

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Virtual Tour

Look Around

Guide yourself around the Bass Performance Hall Complex touring the lobbies, seating areas, and rental spaces.

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Support the Arts

Ways to Give

Your generosity will help enrich the cultural life of our community for generations to come.

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Children's Education

The Program

Bass Hall offers a variety of arts education opportunities free of charge to students and educators.

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For Your Information

Safety & Security

New security measures have been put into place in an effort to enhance comfort and safety.

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Resident Companies

In addition to the performances presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth, Bass Performance Hall is the permanent home to many of Fort Worth’s outstanding performing arts organizations. Our resident companies include:

Performing Arts Fort Worth

One of Fort Worth’s premier not-for-profit arts organizations, Performing Arts Fort Worth is dedicated to bringing world-class entertainment to Bass Performance Hall, including award-winning Touring Broadway shows, stellar musical performances, hilarious comedy acts and family-friendly productions.