Arts & Culture

The Charles W. Eisemann Center For Performing Arts and Corporate Presentations
This 116,900 square-foot facility features live music, NY-style theater productions and touring companies with musicals, dance and special performances throughout the year. Located off U.S. 75/Central Expressway, on Performance Drive next to the Marriott's Renaissance Hotel, the Eisemann Center is also an ideal multi-venue setting for business meetings and seminars:
  • Hill Performance Hall (accommodates up to 1,500)
  • Bank of America Theater (accommodates up to 400)
  • Bank of America Meeting and Banquet Hall (accommodates up to 300)
  • Multi-purpose lobby and art gallery area
  • Owned and operated by the city of Richardson
  • Easily accessed from Central Expressway President George Bush Turnpike and Galatyn Park DART light rail station

Cultural Amenities
The City of Richardson and various corporate partners, hosts annual events for residents and visitors. These events attract thousands of people and generally include vendors, talented artists, food, music, culture, art, entertainment and holiday activities. Some events are free to the public.
  • An award-winning and a nationally recognized event, Cottonwood Art Festival has been a Richardson tradition for 40+ years. In the shade of towering trees and cool lakes in Cottonwood Park, more than 200 renowned artists and craftsmen from throughout the country set-up a “gallery in the park” and exhibit their works. (held in May & Oct)
  • The Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival is an award-winning, multi-day eclectic event that draws more than 70,000 attendees. It is held the 3rd weekend in May.
  • 4th of July Family Celebration at Breckenridge Park
  • Great Fountain Plaza Festival highlighting Richardson's volunteer opportunities
  • Huffhines Art Trails, arts & crafts Show (late October)
  • Santa's Village and Parade (Late November/December)

Richardson Supports Cultural Arts and Entertainment
Richardson is committed to supporting cultural arts, leisure entertainment and programs that foster artistic diversity. By providing financial assistance arts grants programs. Some of the grants recipients are:
  • Richardson Symphony has been a Richardson institution for over 50 years and performs an annual concert series throughout the year.
  • Rich-Tones Chorus, Sweet Adeline International champion chorus
  • Tuzer Ballet Company was founded in Richardson in 1984 to advance the study, performance and and enjoyment of classical ballet in the DFW area.  A highly-respected regional company, this is their 28th season to perform "The Nutcracker."  Many of their graduates go on to have professional dancing careers.
  • Richardson Theatre Center, a community theater located on W. Arapaho Rd.
  • Repertory Company Theatre at Promenade Center on Coit. For 30+ years RCT has provided Richardson and Dallas area theater goers with an annual line up of outstanding musical theater and plays in addition to offering classes for all ages in musical theater and drama. 
  • Click here for a full listing of Richardson-based arts and entertainment activities/events

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