Margo Jones Performance Hall is the primary performance facility for the TWU (Texas Women's University) Department of Music. This beautiful hall boasts excellent acoustics and a seating capacity of 1,074.
Located in the Music Building, Margo Jones Performance Hall was originally built in the 1920s and was the premier theatre in North Texas. Artists including John Phillip Sousa, Isaac Stern, Vladimir Horowitz, Lily Pons, Robert Frost and Yehudi Menuhin traveled to Texas Woman's University to perform in the facility. In 1987, the hall was closed for a $3.5 million renovation that was completed in April 1990. Renovated features of the hall include new lighting, motorizedrigging, new sound systems and a stage floor constructed on a cushioned rubber mounting. Extensive lighting and cosmetic renovations were completed in the summer of 2019.
Margo Jones Performance Hall features orchestral level seating of 812 total seats and balcony seating of 262 total seats. This state-of-the- art performance facility showcases our music, drama and dance productions. It boasts an 85-rank,4-manual Redman organ plus both Bösendorfer and Steinway concert grand pianos.The hall provides students, faculty, staff and professional artists outstanding facilities for a variety of creative events.
In addition to the numerous concerts featured here throughout the year, the hall is also a venue for other noteworthy events including official university ceremonies,guest lectures, and fashion productions.
Margo Jones Performance Hall is located in the Music Building on TWU's Denton Campus on Oakland Street. TWU is easily accessible from the Downtown area or from University Drive. Look for the twin towers that can be seen from miles away as you travel into town as these are landmarks for the TWU campus.
Take note that TWU is experiencing plenty of growth and the campus has several sites under construction. Give yourself plenty of time to find your destination and a parking place.
Parking can be found in the parking garage on Oakland Street (2nd & 3rd levels) across from Margo Jones Performance Hall. Parking is also available on the street and in commuter lots. Designated handicap parking is available throughout the TWU campus as well as in the circle drive in front of Margo Jones Hall. Avoid parking in areas zoned for police or state vehicles. We encourage patrons to arrive early to find a parking spot that suits your needs.
Please keep in mind that TWU will host graduation on December 13 and December 14, so allow yourself plenty of time to travel to and around TWU's Denton Campus.
We are committed to making your visit as easy and enjoyable as possible. Margo Jones Performance Hall has areas that are nearly 100 years old, and so there are a few areas where access is currently restricted by the building’s physical layout.
Wheelchair, Limited Mobility Patrons
Due to the age of the building, no elevator is available for balcony seating. Balcony seating is only accessible by stairs. For the easiest access, patrons in wheelchairs or anyone with limited mobility are recommended to reserve floor seating or specially noted accessible seating. The building features a handicap entrance on the east side of the building. If you need assistance, please make yourself known to one of our House volunteers. For peformances, we restrict circle drive parking in the front of the building for those displaying proper handicap permits. Please note that this area has limited parking, so plan to arrive early if would like to park in this area.
We don’t want to give away any ‘spoilers' when promoting a production but understand that some productions may cause distress or trigger challenging emotions for some of our audience members.
If there are certain themes that you would find particularly upsetting and you are interested in finding out more about the performance before purchasing tickets, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at (940) 891-0830.
Learning proper theater etiquette allows you to avoid embarrassment and lets everyone have a wonderful time at the performance. Disruptions create issues with other audience members and can also be dangerous to the performers.
Here are a few simple basic etiquette tips.
The theater does not have a specific dress code for performances for patrons, although we typically find patrons dressed in business casual attire. If you are celebrating something special, feel free to dress for the occasion. A nice pair of jeans is also appropriate.
Keep in mind the auditorium can sometimes be chilly, so we recommend that you consider a sweater or jacket.
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