Our goal is to have every Civic Center experience exceed your expectations. We provide many options to make sure your experience is top-notch.

Whether you want to learn more about the building, reserve your parking in advance, or find a quick bite, we've got you covered.

Docent Tour

Pull Back the Curtain

We invite you and your students to explore the rich history of the performing arts in Oklahoma City through our newly developed docent tours.

With over 75 years of history, the Civic Center has hosted some of the best performances in the world. Through our docent guided tours, we hope to stimulate creativity through arts education.

We welcome groups from elementary and middle schools, to college and beyond, to visit our main facilities; including the Thelma Gaylord Performing Arts Theatre and the Meinders Hall of Mirrors.  Tours backstage and on stage will be incorporated based on availability. Interactive craft activities are also included.

Our volunteer coordinator is dedicated to working directly with teachers on content that is relevant and complimentary to classroom curriculum and helping design specified learning goals.

Guided tours are free. The approximate running time is 45 minutes. Tours are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., by reservation only. A chaperone is required for every 10 children.

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