Seven professional arts organizations call the Civic Center Music Hall home. These groups combine to bring year round, world-class entertainment to Oklahoma City – offering the best of ballet, theatre, Broadway, chorus and orchestra. Get the hottest ticket in town, right here at the Civic Center Music Hall.
Canterbury Choral Society
Canterbury Choral Society was founded in May 1969 at All Souls Episcopal Church with 60 singers and now performs in Oklahoma City’s premier performance venue, Civic Center Music Hall. The 125-member Adult Chorus is the flagship program of the organization and the largest of its kind in the state of Oklahoma. All singers are auditioned volunteers, most with extensive musical and stage experience, and come from all over Oklahoma. The Adult Chorus routinely collaborates with sister arts agencies like the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and Oklahoma City Ballet.
Canterbury Choral Society and the Oklahoma City University Wanda L. Bass School of Music share a unique partnership through the creation of two joint artistic positions and through their vision of forming a center for choral excellence. Other collaborations include a shared choral music library, students performing with the adult chorus on selected concerts and student participation in Canterbury adult and youth programs as conducting and staff assistants.
Canterbury Youth Choruses, the youth choral program of Canterbury Choral Society, enters its sixteenth year this season. The youth choruses enhance the singing skills and musical literacy of children who love to sing with vocal music training and performance opportunities, while striving to deepen each child’s understanding of life and culture through ensemble singing.
Since 1983, Celebrity Attractions has presented national touring Broadway shows and assisted in producing shows for Broadway and for the road. From the murky underground of the Paris Opera House in The Phantom of the Opera, to the offices of Bialystock & Bloom in The Producers the new Mel Brooks musical, the very best of Broadway has made its way to audiences across Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas and Missouri. With shows like Riverdance, Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby, and Mamma Mia!, it's easy to see why Celebrity Attractions has the hottest ticket in town!
Lyric Theatre and Academy
Lyric Theatre is Oklahoma's only year-round professional musical theatre company. Since 1963, Lyric has striven to provide excellent live musical theatre, nurture artistic talent, promote collaboration among the arts, and enrich the quality of life for Oklahomans. Lyric’s year-round productions and programs include both a mainstage summer season featuring classic musical favorites along with modern, artistic selections and a winter season offering edgy, unique productions. By bringing in professional actors, designers, and technicians to work side by side with the best of local talent, Lyric Theatre continues its long standing tradition of producing stellar Broadway- style musicals for the people of Oklahoma.
Oklahoma City Ballet
Oklahoma City Ballet has been Oklahoma City's professional ballet company for over 35 years. Its long standing history of producing high quality dance performances has garnered it attention as one of the finest regional ballet companies in America. Under the fresh vision of newly appointed artistic director Robert Mills, the company embarks on an exciting new era of dance for Oklahoma City, bringing the best guest dancers, choreographers and collaborative artists to Oklahoma City audiences.
Oklahoma City Philharmonic
The Oklahoma City Philharmonic, under the direction of Maestro Joel Levine, performs Classics, Pops and Family concerts with internationally acclaimed guest soloists. One of the countries most successful regional orchestras, the OKC Philharmonic has been praised for brilliant and inspirational musicianship by audiences, critics and top performers from Yo-Yo Ma to Tony Bennett.
Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre Company
City Rep, the Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre, is recognized as Oklahoma's leading small professional Equity theater, providing a variety of Comedies, Dramas, and Musicals. Leading artists from Broadway, off-Broadway, and throughout the American stage join the finest Oklahoma talent at City Rep to provide our city and state with a unique voice on the regional theater scene.
Oklahoma City Theatre Company
Oklahoma City Theatre Company is a year-round performing arts organization, featuring a repertory of classical and contemporary drama, which aims to entertain and educate the citizens of Oklahoma City and the state.