Plan Your Visit

About the Venue

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.

Directions

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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

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.

Accessibility

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 production@festivalballet.net or give us a call at (940) 891-0830.

Theatre Etiquette / Dress Code

Etiquette

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.

  • Be punctual. Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes to the theater giving yourself plenty of time to find the right parking spot and to find your seat. If you arrive late, you may be asked to wait for intermission or a time when it is best for you to be seated.
  • Avoid wearing a hat, large hair accessories, or big hairstyles (including tall buns) so as not to block the view of the people sitting around and behind you.
  • Silence all cell phones, alarms, and any other electronic devices. Avoid using devices during performance.  We offer an intermission after Act I for your convenience. Absolutely no photography or video is permitted during peformances.
  • Avoid talking, whispering, singing, or humming during the performance. Beverages and snacks are available for purchase during  intermission in the foyer.
  • Please do not not eat or drink during the performance. Food and beverages are forbidden theater by TWU. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase and consumption during intermission in the foyer.
  • Visit the restroom before the show or during intermission. If you need to use the restroom frequently, we recommend you choose a seat that is on the aisle.
  • Please keep feet on the floor and not rested on the seat or balcony. Do not allow children to kick seats, sit on armrests or in the aisle.
  • Performers enjoy your enthusiastic applause. At the end of scenes or dances, it is customary to applaud the dancers.
  • Always wait until the performers have taken their final bows before leaving the theater
  • No photography or videoing is allowed during performances. This is a distraction for our dancers and also violates copyright. Anyone that violates our policy will be asked to leave.
  • Attending a performance can be an exciting time for a young child. Be sure to select the appropriate performance and discuss proper manners prior to attending. Every child must have their own seat and sit in the seat. Children sitting on laps can be an obstruction to other patrons. Children should never be left unattended.
  • Be courteous and respectful to other patrons and volunteers.
  • Sit in your seat properly to avoid blocking the view of others.
  • Please be seated in your assigned seat in order to avoid confusion to other patrons.  

Dress Code

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.

After The Show

Many local favorites and chain restaurants can be found nearby on the famous Denton Square, Locust Street, or along University Drive.

Here are some of our proud supporters that you might light to try!

Barley and Board

Barley & Board is the culmination of creativity, hard work, & tenacity from a team whose driving force is centered on community, craft, & collaboration.  The menu showcases a New-American style cuisine, offering an array of small & large plates.

Featuring a full bar that includes 36 beers on tap, which highlight Texas breweries, this fine gastropub offers in-house brews as well as a curated selection of wines and hand-crafted cocktails.

100 West Oak St, Denton, TX 76201

Beth Marie's Ice Cream (2 locations)

Beth Marie's hand makes 130+ mouth watering flavors. Their original location is on the South side of Denton's Historic Square, in a building built in 1876. Beth Marie's original location has the atmosphere of an old fashioned ice cream soda fountain.  

Our 2nd location, keeping the same comfortable atmosphere, is on the South side of Denton at Unicorn Lake, across from Cinemark.

117 W. Hickory, Denton, TX 76201

2900 Wind River Ln #148, Denton, TX 76210

LSA Burger

LSA stands for Lone Star Attitude®, which is more than just a motto coined by Texas singer-songwriter, Jon Christopher Davis… it’s a way of life!

LSA Burger makes it clear; they LOVE everything about Texas, especially our burgers, beer and music! They're as big and varied as the state itself, but one thing ties 'em all together – Lone Star Attitude – and that’s what we’re here to celebrate!

113 W. Hickory, Denton, TX 76201

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Step into a their bakery and let the aroma of freshly-baked Bundt stir your senses. Choose from ten luscious Bundt flavors and forty unique cake designs while you browse a treasure trove of unique gifts, charming cards and inspired decorator items.

Our nostalgic decor and playful atmosphere make the perfect backdrop to your quest for Bundt perfection. Also, lingering is encouraged. 😉

1300 S. Loop 288 #110, Denton, TX 76205

Golden Egg Café

Golden Egg Cafe is a family owned breakfast and lunch restaurant! Golden Egg offers a great atmosphere, exceptional service and delicious food and coffee!

2650 FM 407 Ste 165, Argyle, TX 76226