Bass Performance Hall
Bass Performance Hall is the crown jewel of a city which boasts the nation's third largest cultural district. It is also an important symbol of one of the most successful downtown revitalization efforts in the country.
Built entirely with private funds, Bass Performance Hall is permanent home to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth Opera, and the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and Cliburn Concerts. Each resident company operates independently from Performing Arts Fort Worth and manages its own programming schedule at Bass Hall.
Performing Arts Fort Worth, the non-profit organization that oversees management of the Hall, also presents national Broadway touring product under the Broadway at the Bass banner, as well as programming that includes Broadway Specials, Popular Entertainment and McDavid Studio Concert Series.
The 2,042-seat multipurpose Hall, designed by David M. Schwarz/Architectural Services, Inc. with acoustics by Jaffee, Holden Acoustics, Inc., is characteristic of the classic European opera house form. An 80-foot diameter Great Dome, artfully painted by Fort Worth artists Scott and Stuart Gentling, tops the Founders Concert Theater. Two 48-foot tall angels, sculpted from Texas limestone by Marton Varo, grace the Grand Facade. The angels have now become preeminent cultural icons in the North Texas area. The Hall is renowned for its superb acoustics, exceptional sight lines and ambience on level with the great halls of the world.
Bass Performance Hall is located on a full city block encompassed by Commerce, Calhoun, 4th and 5th Streets in the historic Sundance Square district of downtown Fort Worth.