Arts and Entertainment: Plano, McKinney, Allen and Surrounding North Dallas Communities

Visiting North Dallas and surrounding areas? You’ve just entered the largest Urban Arts District in the nation! With amazing performances, festivities, top museums and spectacular exhibitions you are sure to have a wide variety of artistic venues and adventures to choose from while you explore this incredible city and its surrounding communities like Plano, McKinney and Allen. As one of the largest arts districts in the nation, the Dallas Arts District spans 19 contiguous blocks and 68 acres of land offering a vast array of museums, performance halls, restaurants, schools, churches, and offices. As an art-lover, you are sure to be inspired and overwhelmed by whatDallas has to offer.

Want to spend a night with royalty? Check out Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament where you can enjoy a four course feast with the King and his court while watching a live joisting tournament! Complete with a castle and moat, the royal court, horses, and falcons, Medieval Times is sure to please the entire family!

Can’t decide between a night of excellent symphony music, a stand-up comedy show, a Shakespearean drama, or an exquisite ballet? Look no further than the AT&T Performing Arts Center, a non-profit organization that has served as the cultural gathering place for all of North Texas. AT&T Performing Arts Center offers multiple performances venues and a wide variety of shows to go all year-round.

Looking to support emerging community arts groups? You’ll want to visit the Art Centre of Plano, a non-profit organization that promotes new artist exhibitions, offers classes and lectures, and provides a venue for art organizations to meet.

If you live in Collin County and want a local venue, the McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC) in the Collin County historic courthouse has a theater, meeting facilities and support for artistic and cultural arts.

Consistently rated as one of the top attractions for the Dallas-Fortworth area, the Bathhouse Cultural Center is a can’t-miss on your trip toDallas. In August 1981, the Bathhouse opened as the first cultural center inDallas and with its 116-seat theater, three galleries, many multi-purpose spaces, as well as the White Rock Lake Museum, the Center began hosting an incredibly diverse population of visual and performing arts.

Don’t miss out on all of these incredible art venues in the Dallas–Fort Worth area:

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