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What rental facilities are available at the Granville Arts Center?
The Theatres at the Granville Arts Center can accommodate everything from Broadway touring shows to symphony concerts.  The Brownlee Auditorium features a proscenium stage, deluxe, fully upholstered seats, hydraulic orchestra lift, state of the art sound and lighting equipment and seating capacity of 720.  The smaller modified proscenium theatre seats 200 and is also equipped with full curtains and complete booth controlled lighting and sound systems.

The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center provides a location for wedding receptions, seminars, conventions, banquets and fund-raisers for civic organizations, individuals, and commercial entities. The Atrium will accommodate up to 450 people seated at tables. It also features a spacious lobby and a fully equipped catering kitchen for banquet service.  The Atrium is located adjacent to the Arts Center. 
 
The Plaza Theatre, an extension of the Granville Arts Center, provides a spacious lobby and an elegant auditorium with a stage that is excellent for any production or meeting given by schools, non-profit organizations, commercial companies, and individuals.  This state-of the-art facility seats 350.  The Plaza Theatre is located at 521 W. State Street on the Downtown Square.  

The Pace House has an ambiance of its own and awaits only your imagination.  It is a one-story frame house consisting of two large rooms divided by a foyer, two well-appointed Victorian-style restrooms and a kitchen.  The Pace House will accommodate up to 100 people.  The Pace House is located at 234 Museum Plaza, behind the Granville Arts Center.   

Can I see what the rental facilities look like?
Tours of each facility are available by calling the Granville Arts Center at 972-205-2780.  Regular business hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Where is the Granville Arts Center located?
The Granville Arts Center is located in Downtown Garland at the intersection of Fifth and Austin Streets.  We are located adjacent to the DART light rail station and approximately six minutes from either the President George Bush Turnpike or IH-635.  Click here for mapping and directions.

The Plaza Theatre is located around the corner at 521 W. State Street on the Square in Downtown Garland. Click here for mapping and directions.
 
From the President George Bush Turnpike, take State Hwy. 78 South approximately 2.5 miles to the major intersection at First Street.  Veer right onto Main St.  Continue to Downtown Garland and turn right at the next light, Fifth St.  The Granville Arts Center will be on the right hand corner at Fifth & Austin St.  
  
From the North Dallas area, travel southeast on IH-635.  Take the Abrams Road exit, turn left and continue past Richland College to the stoplight at Walnut Street.  Turn right on Walnut.  Continue approximately 5 miles and turn right at Fifth Street.  The Granville Arts Center will be on the left.  

From IH-20 or IH-30, travel northwest on IH-635.  Take the Northwest Highway/Shiloh Road exit.  Turn right onto Shiloh Road.  Continue to Garland Road and turn right.  Continue approximately 4 miles and turn right at Walnut.  Go to the second stoplight, which is Fifth Street, and turn right.  The Granville Arts Center will be on the left.



How do I rent one of the facilities at the Granville Arts Center?
The staff of the Granville Arts Center takes rental reservations and prepares contracts for renting the different facilities. 

The Theatres at the Arts Center (includes the Brownlee Auditorium, Small Theatre, and Plaza Theatre) call 972-205-2780 or email arts@garlandtx.gov.  

The Atrium at the Arts Center call 972-205-3981 or email atrium@garlandtx.gov.

Pace House call 972-205-2788 or email arts@garlandtx.gov.
 
Technical Questions at the Granville Arts Center call  972-205-2786 or email arts@garlandtx.gov.

Technical Questions at the  Plaza Theatre call 972-205-3656 or email arts@garlandtx.gov.



Where can I find information and a schedule of the upcoming events at the different theatres?
Information on upcoming events at the Granville Arts Center can be found in the Arts In Action Newsletter and the Calendar of Events.  Information is also available at the Arts Center box office or by calling 972-205-2790.



How can I purchase tickets for events at the Granville Arts Center and the Plaza Theatre?
The Granville Arts Center Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for ticket purchases.  The Box Office sells tickets for the Garland Civic Theatre, Children On Stage, Garland Symphony Orchestra, Garland Summer Musicals and for the Dallas Ballet Company's "The Nutcracker."   Tickets may be purchased by phone with a MasterCard or Visa, by calling 972-205-2790, or at the ticket window with cash, check or credit card.  The Box Office is also open for ticket sales two hours before each production.  All other productions at the Granville Arts Center and the Plaza Theatre are handled by the individual groups and are also sold at the door the day of the production.  Contact information is available on our Calendar of Events and in the Arts In Action newsletter.



Can I tour the rental facilities?
Tours of each facility are available by calling the Granville Arts Center at 972-205-2780.  Regular business hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Where is the Plaza Theatre located?
The Plaza Theatre is located at 521 W. State Street on the Square in Downtown Garland. Click here for mapping and directions.

From the President George Bush Turnpike, take State Hwy. 78 South approximately 2.5 miles to First Street. Veer right onto Main St. Continue to Downtown Garland and turn right on Fifth Street. Turn left on State Street and the Plaza Theatre will be on your right.

From the North Dallas area, travel southeast on IH-635. Take the Abrams Road Exit, turn left and continue past Richland College to the stoplight at Walnut St. Turn right on Walnut and continue approximately 5 miles. Turn right at Fifth Street. Continue to the State Street stoplight. Turn right and the Plaza Theatre will be on your right.

From IH-20 or IH-30, travel northwest on IH-635. Take the Northwest Highway/Shiloh Road exit. Turn right onto Shiloh Road. Continue to Garland Road and turn right. Continue approximately 4 and turn right at Walnut. Go to the second stoplight, which is Fifth Street, and turn right. Continue to the State Street stoplight. Turn right and the Plaza Theatre will be on your right.


How do I rent the Plaza Theatre?
The staff of the Granville Arts Center takes rental reservations and prepares contracts for renting the different facilities. 

For Plaza Theatre rentals call 972-205-2782 or email arts@garlandtx.gov.

For technical questions about the Plaza Theatre call 972-205-3536 or email arts@garlandtx.gov.



Where can I find information and a schedule of the upcoming events at the Plaza Theatre?
Information on upcoming events at the Granville Arts Center can be found in the Arts In Action Newsletter and the Calendar of Events.  Information is also available at the Arts Center box office or by calling 972-205-2790.




How can I purchase tickets for events at the Plaza Theatre?
All productions at the Plaza Theatre are handled by the individual groups and are also sold at the door the day of the production. Contact information is available on our Calendar of Events and in the Arts In Action newsletter.