The Civic Center Music Hall is owned and operated by the City of Oklahoma City and is nationally recognized as one of the country's premier acoustic performing arts facilities. Inside our doors are three theatres, a grand reception hall, multiple suites and smaller rental facilities. We serve over one million patrons annually at our events.
A large majority of those performances come from the resident companies that call the Civic Center home. These groups combine to bring year-round, world-class entertainment to Oklahoma City.
The Civic Center Music Hall opened in 1937 as the Municipal Auditorium, under the Civic Center Project. Then, in 1967, the "deal of the century" took place in which a theater-within-a-theater was built and we became the Civic Center Music Hall. We became the hub for Broadway shows, rock concerts, graduations, and the Festival of Art.
In 1997, the Civic Center underwent another renovation as part of the MAPS I project. Our focus for the second renovation was to become one of the best acoustic halls in the United States. The five-story open air atrium, double-light and sound-lock doors, and advancements placed on the stage allowed us to accomplish our goal.
The Civic Center Music Hall celebrated its 75th Diamond Anniversary in 2012.