Little Rock’s premier performing arts venue, Robinson Center, celebrates the second anniversary of its “Second Act” grand re-opening that changed the face of downtown’s arts and culture district.
November 10, 2016, marked the opening of a completely restored, renovated and expanded structure named after Arkansas’s US Senator Joseph Taylor Robinson, and was built in his honor in 1939.
The historic WPA building underwent a $70 million dollar makeover that included reviving the historic lobby to its original glory, transforming the performance hall into a state-of-the-art venue attracting world-class shows and adding a sleek conference center and spectacular outdoor terrace that overlooks the Arkansas River.
Today, Robinson Center is a LEED Gold-certified structure that serves as downtown Little Rock’s westernmost performing arts anchor. It has welcomed such incredible Broadway shows as Disney’s The Lion King, Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables. Resident Broadway series company, Celebrity Attractions, recently kicked off its third season with Jersey Boys, with Love Never Dies to follow Nov 20-25. The future is bright at Robinson Center.