Last month, a delegation of RRFAE board members traveled to the Dallas area to tour two beautiful performing arts facilities and learn from the stakeholders who gave their time, talent, and treasure to get them built. That morning, our group was led through the beautiful Eisemann Center for Performing Arts in Richardson by Mr. Chuck Eisemann, lead donor and namesake. Over lunch, he shared wonderful insight as to how the Eisemann, which is owned and operated by the City of Richardson, came
to fruition because of citizen determination and creative funding.
In the afternoon, we toured the Dallas City Performance Hall, a smaller but quite attractive venue. We took voracious notes on a broad span of topics ranging from the ideal materials and size of auditorium seating, row depth, architectural acoustic design, ideal rehearsal and storage space, to working with municipalities, partnerships, and creative financing options. Our group gained valuable insight as to how venues like these not only contribute greatly to the quality of life for citizens, but also have the ability to significantly benefit a region's economy.
Our dream is to invigorate the cultural landscape of our community by building a world-class professional performing arts venue in Round Rock. We want a permanent home for our local arts organizations in a beautiful, yet flexible venue available for corporate events and traveling shows such as Broadway Musicals, Pop, Comedy, Dance, Country, Opera, R&B, Theater, Jazz, Symphony, and more. We are determined to build Round Rock's "crown jewel" -- a center of beauty, culture, and community.
Our volunteer board of directors has spent hundreds of hours in 2017 alone researching financing options, working with local governments, meeting with stakeholders, raising funds, and learning from counterparts in other cities. With great determination, our volunteers sacrifice time away from business and family to bring this project to fruition. We are grateful for their dedication, but our small group can't do this alone. We need your help!
Please consider making a monthly commitment to the future of the arts in our region! You can easily and securely sign up for a recurring gift on our website. Every donation helps pay for the items we need to make this dream a reality!
We are committed to keeping you informed every step of this journey. Thank you for your continued support!