- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust
Go to the Bankhead Theater
The Bankhead Theater is a venue with 507 seats and full stage facilities for live music, theater, dance, lectures, civic events and conferences. Since it opened in 2007, the Bankhead has welcomed a diverse range of artists and audiences, bringing them together to share the rich experience of live performance. The LVPAC Presents series includes more than 40 exceptional performances throughout the year. Music of all genres is presented, from authentic western swing and the Great American Songbook to classic rock, smooth jazz and world music, as well as dance, acrobatics, theater, opera shows and comedy. Together with performances by the Resident Companies, local community groups, and touring shows, events at the Bankhead engage, entertain, and inspire audiences of all ages.
Exposure to the performing arts has the potential to transform lives. Seeing, hearing and taking part in a performance can be exhilarating for children as they grow and develop, igniting their imagination and fueling creativity for the rest of their lives. LVPAC is dedicated to making the arts affordable and accessible; the season includes family-friendly shows and student tickets for nearly all LVPAC Presents events are priced at just $16. In addition, educational outreach to local schools and other groups offer children and the underprivileged special opportunities to get close to artists and the arts.
The Bankhead provides a rich environment for growth on both sides of the footlights. Performing in such an intimate venue benefits artists at all levels. The Grammy Award-winning vocal group Chanticleer has praised the Bankhead for its perfect acoustics, and artists seeking to make a transformation of their own have chosen to make it a stop on tour.
Whether seated in the darkened theater, waiting backstage for an entrance cue, or enjoying a show outside on the Shea Homes stage, artists and audiences come together at the Bankhead Theater to share in the power of live performances.