Walton Arts Center495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville, AR, USA
ABOUT THIS THEATRE
Walton Arts Center is Arkansas' largest and busiest center for the performing arts and entertainment. A non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center presents a full season of Broadway, dance, theater, music, jazz, and family programming in three main performance spaces, Baum Walker Hall (1200 seat proscenium stage theater), Starr Theater (200 seat black-box theater), and Studio Theater at Nadine Baum Studios (multipurpose black box theater). Over the years Walton Arts Center has mounted 5 national tours, including The Graduate starring Morgan Fairchild, A Chorus Line, The Music Man, Blast and Aida. Walton Arts Center also brings more than 20,000 school-aged children to live performances through the Colgate Classroom series of matinee performances, and trains local teachers in arts integration techniques in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Walton Arts Center serves more than 140,000 people each year through presented performances, arts learning programs, and performances presented by local and community arts organizations, including the University of Arkansas. Founded in 1992, through an initial investment from Sam and Helen Walton and joint funding from the University of Arkansas and the City of Fayetteville, Walton Arts Center operates on a 7.2 million dollar annual budget and serves the wide-ranging communities of Northwest Arkansas.