Graham Memorial Auditorium is an excellent venue for all types of events. It is an active art deco theatre for performing arts, dance, and symphony orchestra music. The auditorium has a proscenium 57 X 36 stage. It offers floor level or balcony seating for 780 people. The auditorium hosts many different type of events from school contests to the Fort Worth Symphony.
Contact Information: Jerry McDowell, Auditorium Manager 940.549.3266
Address: 628 3rd Street
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Auditorium Revitalization Project
The Graham Memorial Auditorium is a significant part of the history and personality of Graham and Young County, Texas. It was built in 1929, through the efforts of a group of citizens in honor of World War I veterans. Numerous private and public organizations have used this facility throughout the 79 years of its existence.
The Revitalization Project respects the historic nature of the building while adapting it to meet current building codes and requirements.
The projected cost for the revitalization of the auditorium is $1.8 million, which includes:
A vestibule will be constructed on the east side to connect the front and back of the building with a three-stop elevator which will allow handicap access to the stage, auditorium, and basement levels.
The 780 seat theatre and lobby area will reclaim the original beauty and elegance of art deco design. The features include luxurious drapes and vividly hued artistic details on the walls, floors, and ceilings. The areas adjoining the lobby will receive complete remodeling which will create two reception rooms.
The development of an outdoor plaza will increase the visibility of the Auditorium while addressing safety concerns of attending patrons.
Other improvements include: a new roof, a new heating and air conditioning system, fire and safety protection services.
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