The Smith Center for the Performing Arts opened in March 2012, and it plans to host acclaimed and culturally significant artists and theater productions. The Center promises to give Las Vegas residents and visitors the chance to see performances formerly unavailable in the city. Performers like Branford Marsalis, Clint Holmes, and Suzanne Vega are scheduled to take the stage at the Center, as are noted productions like "The Color Purple" and "Wicked."
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts — Photo courtesy of Photo Courtesy of Geri KodeyOne of the most attractive features of the Smith Center is its ticket prices, which have been kept affordable. The venue aims to bring in a cultural class of performers that haven’t traditionally been seen in Las Vegas, and the Center's decision to keep ticket prices at a reasonable level means that many more people will be able to enjoy its offerings.
The Center also plans to offer educational programs and workshops, bringing in recognized artists and instructors.
The Smith Center shares Symphony Park with the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. Planned additions to Symphony Park include the Discovery Children's Museum and a boutique hotel, The Charlie Palmer.
The Smith Center is close to the hotel casinos in Downtown Las Vegas, giving visitors a totally new option for something to do near Fremont Street. Downtown has been working hard to reinvent itself, offering visitors value-priced rooms and entertainment with a fun, hip flair that retains the flavor of “Old Vegas.” The Smith Center brings a new dimension to Downtown Vegas, giving visitors the chance to see world-class performances.
For a full listing of the Center's line-up, visit their website.