Immediately after the Fifth Quadrennial Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, there was an awareness that Fort Worth venues did have the proper acoustics or logistics. In 1998, the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall opened its doors on the corner of Fourth and Calhoun streets. Today the hall hosts more than 300 performances a year and multiple shows on a single day aren't uncommon. The hall is also the home of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Worth Opera, the Texas Ballet Theater and the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and Cliburn Concerts. The hall is also a popular presenter of family entertainment, special attractions, Broadway and Off-Broadway, including events like The Phantom of the Opera, Hamilton, Jesus Christ Superstar and others. The best Bass Performance Hall tickets are available at StubHub.
What is the Bass Performance Hall's seating capacity?
The Bass Performance Hall can seat 2,056.
Is the Bass Performance Hall accessible by public transportation?
Yes, you can get to the hall by bus, train or light rail. If you wish to arrive by train, there are routes to the hall using Trinity Railway Express (TRE). If you want to arrive by bus, there are routes to the hall using Molly the Trolley.
Is there parking nearby?
Valet parking is available at Bass Performance Hall to make your arrival quick and easy. The Fort Worth area also offers an assortment of free and paid parking options for your visit to the hall.
Is the venue a wheelchair-friendly facility?
Yes, it's owned and operated by the Performing Arts Fort Worth, Inc. Bass Performance Hall meets all requirements as stated by the Americans with Disability Act. From both main entrance portals, there's access to the elevators. The gift shop can be reached using the East Portal. If you're trying to reach the box office or orchestra seating, guests should use the West Portal. The hall has a limited number of wheelchairs available by request. The temporary storage of any mobility devices during performances is the responsibility of the guest.
What is Bass Performance Hall's child policy?
Everyone, regardless of age, is required to have a ticket to see a show or event at Bass Performance Hall for safety and security reasons. There are lap seats sold for children 2 years of age and under at the lowest ticket price available for any performance or show.
Is photography or video allowed?
Photography is allowed but only before the performance, during intermission and following the performance. Guests are asked not to take pictures or video during performances. Selfies with the Angels are allowed, and you can take them by accessing the balcony on level 4 across the way from the Mezzanine bar.
Are there bars at Bass Performance Hall?
There are bars located in the Grand Lobby, Grand Salon, and on the Mezzanine and Box Tier levels. Drinks can be pre-ordered for intermission at any of the bars.Back to Top
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