How Goes That City Performance Hall, Anyway?
|At left, the under-construction balcony of the City Performance Hall, seen at right in a conceptual rendering|
Says the update, it's about 23 percent finished and on schedule to make its bow in September 2012, at which time the Office of Cultural Affairs will take the reins. Well, actually, that's due to begin before that: The city will begin taking bookings in February, and the city guesstimates that "72 events and 37 rehearsal dates will be booked for the first full‐year of operations." The city also expects that almost all the events held there will be staged by "Dallas‐based arts & cultural nonprofit organizations," and that 30 percent of all events held there will be "student shows, of which half will be free or $5 or less."
But all that discount comes with a price: The city guesstimates FY2011-12 "start‐up partial year" revenue will be $22,982, while expenses are expected to total $227,381. Per the briefing, first full-year revenue in FY2012-13 will come in at around $273,692, which should just about cover personnel. Says the city, expenses the first year will run around $494,929.