Community Programs

Making the Performing Arts Accessible to All

Through a range of donor- and sponsor-supported programs each year, our community programs help ensure access to the arts for all Dallas residents.

Free community events

Experience the community, the culture of the Dallas Arts District and enjoy free Center programming with friends and family at our regularly occurring free events. Our calendar is full with outings for every taste, including:

  • PNC Patio Sessions
  • Family Weekends
  • Dance Socials in Sammons Park
  • Brass and Jazz in the Park
  • Wellness Series
  • Latinidad
  • Reliant Lights Your Holidays

ArtsBridge — Powered by Toyota

ArtsBridge – Powered by Toyota connects West Dallas residents with cultural experiences, both within their community and at the AT&T Performing Arts Center.

ArtsBridge South Dallas

The Center is forging partnerships in and around South Dallas with partners such as Jubilee Park Community Center, Forest Forward, and Martin Luther King Jr. Arts Academy. These programs ensure that Dallas continues to be a vibrant, thriving community for all.

ArtsBridge South Dallas is made possible by the McDermott Foundation and BMO Harris.

Public Works Dallas

This groundbreaking community engagement and participatory theater project is produced by Dallas Theater Center in collaboration with Southern Methodist University Meadows School of the Arts and AT&T Performing Arts Center.

Elevator Project

Through this performance platform, we enable small, emerging and historically marginalized arts organizations and artists to entertain and challenge our community in significant ways.

The initiative has evolved into an exciting, curated season of work stretching across genres — with the projects chosen through a competitive process by a panel of arts professionals and advocates.

Student rush

Students can get two discounted rush tickets for select shows — if purchased day-of at the box office and get the best seating available!

Teen girls take a selfie at MOMIX at AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas, Texas on February 22, 2023

Ask the Artists

If you’re curious about what happens behind the scenes of your favorite shows, stick around after these special performances. Cast and crew members will answer your questions during these free moderated discussions. All who attend the evening’s performance are welcome to participate.

Performance dates that feature Ask the Artists are coming soon!

Dallas arts organization resources

Find information on a range of free and low-cost services the Center provides to Dallas arts organizations with support from the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture.

Community Partners

We believe the transformative power of the arts should be accessible to everyone. That’s why we join forces with vital community groups to give tickets to individuals and families facing challenging circumstances or limited access to the performing arts.