The Brownlee Auditorium at the Patty Granville Arts Center has been the home of the Garland Summer Musicals since 1983!
The Granville Arts Center complex includes two elegant proscenium theatres that can accommodate everything from Broadway touring shows to symphony concerts.
The elegant Brownlee Auditorium has seating for 720. It features a magnificent proscenium stage, hydraulic orchestra lift, 55-foot fly loft with a counterweight system, and state of the art sound and lighting equipment.
The charming small proscenium theatre has intimate stadium seating for 200 and is equipped with full curtains and complete booth controlled lighting and sound systems.
The Granville Arts Center features deluxe dressing rooms for each theatre, two green rooms with kitchen facilities, two scene shops, a large rehearsal hall, concession areas, meeting rooms and a spacious lobby with track lighting for art exhibits.
The Granville Arts Center is available for stage productions, concerts, fashion shows, fund raisers, seminars, receptions and all other promotional ventures.
The Arts Center also features the luxurious Atrium banquet hall with seating up to 500, and the exquisite Art Deco Plaza Theatre on the Downtown Square. The Garland arts facilities feature year-round performances by affiliate arts groups and many other organizations throughout the Southwest. All facilities are available for rental. The Granville Arts Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and during all performances.
Hours of Operation:
Granville Arts Center is open Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm and during all performances.
Regular Business Hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Box Office hours are Monday-Friday from 10am-4pm. The Box Office is also open two hours before each performance.
On Tuesday, February 4, 2003, the Garland City Council unanimously voted to rename the Garland Performing Arts Center the Granville Arts Center in honor of Patty Granville, Director of the Performing Arts Center since its opening in 1982.
“Patty has been the guiding force in the growth and expansion of the Arts Center,” said Jackie Feagin, the council member who proposed the resolution. “Cities have consulted with her. She is a teacher and a performer.” Patty was one of the founders of the Garland Summer Musicals and has served as Producer of the GSM since its inception in 1983.
Also in 2002, the Garland ISD Fine Arts Division recognized Ms. Granville by naming an annual high school theatre awards program in her honor.
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