The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, one of the most iconic buildings in Dallas, opened in 1989.Â Designed by world-renowned architect I.M. Pei and acoustician Russell Johnson of Artec Consultants, the building is an optimal space for all types of events. The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center provides an elegant backdrop for your special event.
Eugene McDermott Concert Hall
The centerpiece of the Meyerson Symphony Center is the Eugene McDermott Concert Hall, an intimate performance space with seating for 1,838 (or 2,062 seats when utilizing upstage Choral Terrace and Dress Circle Loft seats). Every detail of the concert hall is designed to achieve the highest acoustical quality, with adjustable elements available to tailor the environment to the performance.
Lobby Event Spaces
Surrounding the Eugene McDermott Concert Hall is an expansive lobby space with several distinct areas elegantly constructed of marble floors and rails, stainless steel, limestone, glass, and onyx fixtures. The Renaissance Foyer, our main lobby area, boasts 24,000 square feet with a 50-foot ceiling height provides a soaring, elegant architectural background for your event. The Loge Terrace, an extension of the loge level, provides two distinct seating areas, plus a dramatic view of the city and the main floor.
A gallery of photos from past events held in the lobby of the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.
Hart Symphony Suites
Located on the lower level, the Hart Symphony Suites include four distinct rooms perfect for meeting spaces, private receptions or small gatherings.
General Policies and Guidelines
- Decorations or signs can not be placed in any rooms or hallways or posted on any doors or walls without the permission of the Facility Director. Expenses for any damages incurred will be paid by the party responsible for the damage.
- No sign or decoration can be affixed to the exterior or sidewalk without prior written approval.
- Entries, exits, stairwells, elevators, and hallways may not be obstructed at any time by order of the Dallas Fire Department.
- The Meyerson Symphony Center is a smoke-free facility.
- Animals (other than service animals) are not permitted in the Meyerson Symphony Center.
- Food and beverages must be provided by in-house caterer.
- The Facility Director reserves the right to determine the security personnel requirements for each event; client will be invoiced for these services.
- Firearms are prohibited at the facility.
- The Meyerson Symphony Center reserves the right to eject or cause to be ejected from the premises any person or persons causing a disturbance at the Facility.
- No doors may be propped open at any time without the permission and supervision of the Facility security staff.
- Artist / visiting company will provide a list of all persons to be allowed in the backstage area. This list must be provided at least 72 hours prior to the first day of occupancy, and approved by a Facility representative.Â The Meyerson Symphony Center reserves the right to restrict backstage access. All persons must show identification and must be on the backstage security list to gain access. Client should provide credentials for easy identification by security staff.
- The house shall open no less than 1 hour prior to scheduled show time. All set-up and sound checks must be complete by this time. The length of intermission, if applicable to performance, shall be no less than (20) twenty minutes.
- Client will provide all final technical requirements to the Technical Director no later than 30 days prior to the first day of occupancy.
- The use of any flame, combustible materials, stage fire arms, or pyrotechnic effects are prohibited (including the use of candles, incense, cigarettes, cigars, pipes, lighters, torches, flash paper, etc.).
- The use of special effects must be approved in advance by the Facility Technical Director. This includes strobe lights, lasers, smoke effects, haze, fog, etc. Please note that the use of oil-based haze / fog fluid is strictly prohibited. No confetti, rice or glitter may be used within the concert hall. At no time will smoke alarms or particulate sensors be disabled for the use of atmospheric effects.
- The location and placement of all production equipment must be approved no less than thirty (30) days prior to the first occupancy date by the Technical Director. Seats will not be killed within the concert hall to accommodate production elements without prior approval .
- Artist / visiting company will not make holes, drive nails, tacks, screws or similar hardware in any part of the premises at any time.
- Tying in power must be performed by the Facility Technical Operations Staff only.
- Only the technical staff or assigned IATSE127 riggers may operate chain motors, speaker clusters, acoustical canopy, and acoustical curtains.
- No painting, hot work, or carpentry is permitted on stage at any time
- No food or drink is permitted on stage with the exception of water in a closed container
- Do not drag items across the stage deck. Carpets and mats are available along with pallet jacks and carts if an item needs to be re-located.
Contact us to reserve your date
To inquire about hosting an event at the Meyerson, please complete this form, and our team will respond to your query.
The Meyerson Symphony Center is managed by the Dallas Symphony Association.