The Irving Arts Center is a first-class facility featuring two theatres, four galleries, a rehearsal hall, grand reception area, a serene outdoor sculpture garden and 10 resident arts groups.
This top-tier arts center is a member of the Smithsonian Institution Affiliation Program, allowing it to borrow from the Smithsonian collections and access its educational resources.
The Center also collaborates with the local schools to sponsor classes, projects and contests for students.
Resident Arts Groups
Entertainment Series of Irving
A wide variety of affordable entertainment that features nationally and internationally recognized performers showcasing big band jazz, musical revues and dance performances.
Irving Black Arts Council
The IBAC promotes and showcases African-American artistic talent through art exhibitions, concerts, poetry readings, theatrical productions and youth programs. Its mission is to encourage cultural enrichment for individuals and families.
The Chorale is a community chorus of more than 60 singers from Irving and the surrounding areas who are dedicated to attaining the highest performance standards while sharing the greatest music in the choral repertoire.
MainStage Irving-Las Colinas
In addition to its award-winning, affordable theater productions, MainStage offers community members opportunities for involvement in all areas of its shows through open auditions, mentoring, special project support and classes.
Irving Art Association (IAA)
Established in 1956 to promote art appreciation and educational opportunities, the IAA is one of the longest standing arts organizations in the City. The IAA is committed to supporting year round art appreciation and educational opportunities and offers more than 20 curated exhibitions, professional demonstrations and workshops.
Irving Symphonic Band
The Irving Symphonic Band provides quality music for concertgoers and a musical outlet for its members. The band has hosted such distinguished guests as David Holsinger, Francis McBeth, Dr. Alfred Green and Captain Lewis J. Buckley.
Irving Symphony Orchestra (ISO)
Founded in 1961, the ISO Presents six concerts each season with notable guest artists and a varied repertoire. Through its commitment to education and giving back to the community, the orchestra partners with the Irving Independent School District to introduce students to the components and sounds of orchestral music through annual youth concerts. The ISO also performs during the city’s annual 4th of July celebration.
Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra (LCSO)
The LCSO’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in local communities by inspiring and entertaining, and their concerts offer superior cultural and educational value. The 90-plus musicians are chosen by competitive auditions from more than 400 applicants each year.
The Lone Star Youth Orchestra (LSYO) provides young, advanced-level instrumentalists the opportunity to supplement and enhance their music education through opportunities to learn symphonic literature and high-quality orchestral and ensemble training. Membership, by audition, is open to middle school and high school string, woodwind, brass, and percussion players.
Momentum Dance Company
Founded in 1998, Momentum is Irving’s only ballet company is a pipeline for pre-professional ballet dancers.
New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving (NPOI)
The NPOI is a full-size community orchestra comprised of musicians from Irving and surrounding areas. In addition, through its involvement in local service projects, the orchestra enriches the cultural life of the community it serves.