GALLERY: Coppell Arts Center reveals grand opening headline performers during hard-hat tour

Located on Travis Street in Old Town Coppell, the city’s arts center will hold its grand opening May 14-17. (Gavin Pugh/Community Impact Newspaper)
Located on Travis Street in Old Town Coppell, the city’s arts center will hold its grand opening May 14-17. (Gavin Pugh/Community Impact Newspaper)

Located on Travis Street in Old Town Coppell, the city’s arts center will hold its grand opening May 14-17. (Gavin Pugh/Community Impact Newspaper)

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A tour group gathers in the Mr. Cooper Group Gallery Lobby of the Coppell Arts Center. The center announced its partnership with Mr. Cooper on Jan. 30. (Gavin Pugh/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Cookies served during the hardhat tour feature the facade of the soon-to-open arts center. (Gavin Pugh/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Coppell Mayor Karen Hunt gives opening remarks before the tour begins. (Gavin Pugh/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Coppell Arts Center Managing Director Alex Hargis announces the grand opening event details, including the May 15 headline performance from Tony Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth. (Gavin Pugh/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Hargis and a tour-goer test the theater seats that will be installed in the main hall. (Gavin Pugh/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Coppell Arts Center is approaching its final leg of construction ahead of its May 14-17 grand opening event.

The opening will include a performance from Tony Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth on May 15. Tickets for that red-carpet grand opening event start at $225 and will go on sale March 18.


Additionally, country music singer and songwriter Rodney Atkins will put on a performance May 16. Those tickets start at $49.

When complete, the $18 million arts center will include a 440-seat main hall, a 196-seat black box theater, a VIP lounge, an outdoor stage, a sculpture garden and more. It will also centrally house the city’s five main arts organizations: Theatre Coppell, Coppell Community Chorale, Coppell Community Orchestra, Ballet Ensemble of Texas and Coppell Creatives.

Other attractions during the grand opening weekend will include an Architects in Air exhibition, local showcase performances, an artisan market with food vendors and more.
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By Gavin Pugh

After reporting for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano paper for over two years, Gavin launched the Coppell, Valley Ranch and Las Colinas edition in October 2019. As editor, Gavin's beat includes transportation, municipal government, education and Dallas Area Rapid Transit.


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