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Verizon Arena

One Verizon Way, NLR, 340-5660,

With a capacity of 18,000, this venue hosts the biggest concerts in Central Arkansas as well as a variety of other events, including dance and sports events, conferences and more.


Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre

MacArthur Park, Ninth and Commerce sts., 372-4000,

Theater seats 381.

Arkansas Repertory Theatre

601 S. Main St., 378-0405,

This is the state's largest nonprofit professional theater company and a member of the League of Resident Theatres. Its main stage seats 385 and a black box theater seats 99. Typically produces eight to 10 shows every season.

Usual showtimes 7 p.m. Wed.-Thu.; 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 2 p.m., 7 p.m. Sun.

Argenta Community Theater

406 Main St., NLR, 353-1443.

Multipurpose nonprofit facility with 218-seat theater for plays, film, readings and other special events.

Murry's Dinner Playhouse

6323 Col. Glenn Road. 562-3131.

This long-running dinner theater venue, founded in 1967, usually produces a dozen or more shows a year, with heavy emphasis on musicals — including jukebox musicals — and comedies.

6 p.m. dinner, 7:45 curtain Tue.-Sat.; 11 a.m. brunch, 12:45 p.m. performance, 5:30 p.m. dinner, 6:45 p.m. curtain Sun., $15-$33.

Weekend Theater

Seventh and Chester Sts., 374-3761,

A nonprofit community black box theater that typically produces a dozen shows a season, including musicals, classics and contemporary works. True to its name, shows are on weekends only.

7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. (also 2:30 p.m. Sun., musicals only).

Robinson Center Music Hall

Markham and Broadway.

Large concert hall that hosts touring Broadway shows and is home to the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.

Evening shows at 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., matinees at 1 p.m. Celebrity Attractions, 300 S. Spring St., Suite 220, 244-8800,


Arkansas Chamber Singers

Times and venues vary. 377-1121, Tickets: $15 adults, $10 students and seniors.

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra

All performances are at Robinson Center Music Hall unless noted. 666-1761, Ticket prices vary.

Chamber Music Society Of Little Rock

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1000 N. Mississippi, 773-3603, $10-$20.

Little Rock Wind Symphony

Second Presbyterian Church, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive. 666-0777, $8-$10.

UALR Artspree

Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fine Arts Building, UALR, 2801 S. University Ave. 569-3288. $20, $10 students, free for UALR students.


Community Theatre of Little Rock

Music, dance and theater. Home of Improv Little Rock, a sketch-comedy group. The Public Theater, 616 Center St., 410-2283,

Red Octopus Productions

Seasonal shows featuring adult humor and comedy sketches. The Public Theater, 616 Center St., 291-3896,

Natural State Brass Band

Usually performs at Immanuel Baptist Church, 501 N. Shackleford Road,

"Trinity Presents ..."

Musical productions. Trinity United Methodist Church, 1101 N. Mississippi Ave., 377-1161,

Wildwood Park for the Performing Arts

Variety of musical and special events. 20919 Denny Road, 821-7275,


Arkansas Festival Ballet

Performs at Academy of Dance Studio, Breckenridge Village. 10301 N. Rodney Parham Road, 227-5320,

Ballet Arkansas

Performs at Robinson Center Music Hall. Office: 7509 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, 223-5150,

UALR Department of Dance

Haislip Theatre and Center for Performing Arts. UALR, 2801 S. University Ave., 569-3456,

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