A grand entrance in Dallas

Castro Roofing installs an acoustical roof system on the Dallas City Performance Hall

Located at the intersection of Routh and Flora streets in Dallas, the Dallas City Performance Hall opened in September 2012. It serves as a multidisciplinary gateway to the Arts District, presenting a broad range of cultural performances and events by a growing group of small and midsize cultural organizations representing all artistic disciplines and the diverse heritages of the Dallas community.

The elegant addition to Dallas' Arts District promises to be a unique "village for the arts" for Dallas audiences. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, New York, an urban design, engineering and interior architecture firm, the performance hall includes a state-of-the-art, 750-seat, multipurpose theater specifically designed for a wide variety of performance needs, as well as an expansive front lobby capable of accommodating small performances and events for as many as 200 people.

The dynamic features of the two spaces encourage social and cultural interaction from the street to the stage, from pre-show cocktails to post-show conversations, offering artists and audiences the opportunity to engage with all forms of performance, from epic theater to a jazz quartet. Dallas City Performance Hall was designed as a place to be captivated by the energetic and multifaceted creative spirit of Dallas artists.

But before Dallas City Performance Hall became the place to discover the next generation of great art, a team of roofing professionals from Castro Roofing, Dallas, worked 17 months planning and constructing the hall's unique multiwave, acoustically sound, curved metal roof system.