Thelma Gaylord Performing Arts Theatre Information
Thelma Gaylord Performing Arts Theatre is an interesting concept. It is a “building within a building” that stands inside what was the original Municipal Auditorium and now serves as the centerpiece of the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City. So the history of Thelma Gaylord PAT is the history of the Civic Center Music Hall itself.
The Civic Center Music Hall opened in 1937 under its original name of the Municipal Auditorium. It was built under the Civic Center Project to serve the performing arts needs of the community of Oklahoma City. 30 years later, in 1967, the Municipal Auditorium experienced what they call “The deal of the century” where the Thelma Gaylord PAT was built within the old Auditorium, and the Civic Center Music Hall was built around it.
The Civic Center went on to enjoy another 30 years of high-quality performances, events, and extravaganzas until 1997 when it underwent another major renovation. The renovation was part of the MAPS I Project and was focused to transform the music hall into one of the best acoustic halls in the United States. The result of this renovation became the five-story open-air atrium that comes complete with double-light and sound-lock doors, and an advanced stage that is only rivaled in acoustics by some of the top music halls in the world.
Thelma Gaylord PAT is now capable of seating 2,477 audience members and plays host to everything from Broadway productions to fashion shows, to graduations, and more.
Your chance to experience the engineering magic of Thelma Gaylord PAT starts by ordering your tickets to one of their shows.
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