Arts & Culture gaze in awe at the world’s largest Chihuly glass tower; catch an outdoor concert at a 17-acre park in the middle of downtown; explore the galleries of our major museums overflowing with treasures or enjoy the organic creativity flowing from dozens of art galleries and performance venues.
No matter what you’re looking for, Oklahoma City is sure to dazzle you. With three major arts festivals each year and more than 50 independent galleries showcasing local artists, Oklahoma City’s exuberant art scene provides the perfect mix of mainstream and off-beat art encounters.
There’s no shortage of stage performances either. The Oklahoma City Philharmonic offers year-round shows, and the Oklahoma City Ballet season runs October through April. Broadway shows abound at the Civic Center Music Hall through OKC Broadway. Plus, Oklahoma City has several excellent theatre companies offering Broadway-style shows, as well as classic and contemporary plays and musicals, including Lyric Theatre and CityRep.
German Conductor Alexander Mickelthwate is the newly appointed Music Director of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and Music Director Emeritus of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in Canada. Born and raised in Frankfurt Germany to a musical family, Alexander received his degree from the Peabody Institute of Music.
Factory Obscura is an Oklahoma City-based art collective creating immersive experiences and challenging you to participate and explore full-sensory environments. With the aim to spark awe and wonder and invite interactive play, Factory Obscura challenges us to explore deeper into our human potential and our connections through ART.
As the resident dance company of the Civic Center Music Hall, Oklahoma City Ballet boasts an international roster of incredible dance artists. The company produces four main-stage productions per season in Oklahoma City, in addition to touring across Oklahoma and surrounding states.