Amarillo Texas is known for many things, but you may not know that this city %u201Cdeep in the heart of Texas%u201D also has many attractions for fans of the arts. Below are a few of Amarillo%u2019s cultural venue that you can sample on your visit.
The Lone Star Ballet
This dance company puts on not only ballet performances, but a range of other dance styles as well.Holding numerous performances throughout the year, including the favorite Nutcracker ballet, which attracts many visitors during the Christmas season.
Founded in 1975, the Lone Star Ballet trains young dancers and puts on a varied schedule of performances each year, showcasing the plethora of local dance talent that Amarillo has to offer.
Amarillo Little Theatre
The Amarillo Little Theatre (ALT) is one of the oldest continuously-running theatres in America.
The theatre features two stages: the Mainstage, which hosts five Broadway-style performances in addition to multiple youth performances, and the smaller Adventure Space, which holds four Off-Broadway-style performances each year.
With a selection like that, there should be a performance for every culture-loving visitor to the ALT.
TEXAS Outdoor Musical
If you%u2019re not interested in hiking nearby Palo Duro Canyon, at least stop by and visit its Pioneer Amphitheater, where the famous TEXAS Outdoor Musical is held. This show has taught audiences all about the history of Texas every summer for the last 50 years.
Featuring cowboys, pioneers, Native Americans, and many stories about the pioneering west, this open-air musical performance is a can%u2019t-miss stop for any visitor%u2019s tour of the city, and offers a Texan style barbecue dinner as a package option.
The Amarillo Symphony
Playing at the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, the Amarillo Symphony holds several performances each year, with a varied range of classical music, from Bach to Beethoven.
It also hosts the Amarillo Symphony Youth Orchestra, and holds the Symphony Ball each year to raise funds for the Symphony Guild.
The Amarillo Opera
The Amarillo opera has been operating in the city since 1988. The Opera%u2019s mission is to help build the community and encourage local talent, while providing a live, locally-based opera to the region. Its performances draw more than 500,000 attendees each year, making this Opera one of the city%u2019s most important cultural destinations.
With these five companies offering performances throughout the year, plus the Amarillo Art Museum, there is plenty for the culture-loving visitor to see and do in Amarillo Texas.