Arts & Entertainment

Springfield offers many opportunities to enjoy art, music and the theatre.


Juanita K. Hammons Hall For The Performing Arts
901 South National Ave.
For tickets: (417) 836-7678

The Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts is the realization of a dream that began more than 25 years ago--to conceive, create and construct a state-of-the-art performing arts center to serve the needs of a community and a region. Hammons Hall is a 2,220-seat multipurpose performance facility located near the Walnut Street Historic District. Hammons Hall presents a full season which includes touring Broadway musical productions, single performances covering the gamut of entertainment from classical music to jazz to dance to theatre, children's shows, and an emerging concert artists' recital series. In keeping with Hammons Hall's mission to serve the student population, university concerts, recitals and lectures are also part of the season's schedule.


The Landers Theatre
311 E. Walnut
(417) 869-1334

Since its opening in 1909, the Landers Theatre has entertained audiences with live plays and even motion pictures. Owned by the Springfield Little Theatre organization since 1970, the Landers is now a beautifully restored playhouse that produces a season of six plays and musicals every year. The theatre is also the site for a variety of other performances by organizations like the Springfield Ballet and the Springfield Symphony Chamber Series.


The Springfield Art Museum
1111 E. Brookside Dr.
(417) 837-5700

Home to around 9,000 works of art, including special collections of 19th, 20th and 21st century American paintings, watercolor, sculpture and prints. The museum is located at the edge of Phelps Grove Park.


The Springfield Symphony
411 N. Sherman Parkway
(417) 864-6683

The Springfield Symphony is a community performance group formed in 1933 on the Drury University campus and was also a founding member of the American Symphony Orchestra League in 1942. Several Drury students and faculty perform in the Symphony, which provides a fantastic musical experience for thousands in the Southwest Missouri area.


Springfield Contemporary Theatre
302 E. Pershing St.
(417) 831-8001

Springfield Contemporary Theatre is dedicated to the production of contemporary works and works that can be re-energized through a contemporary view and through an intimate staging while using outstanding directors, local actors and guest professionals throughout the season. SCT presents a wide variety of year round productions.  Housed from 1995-2012 at the Vandivort Center Theatre, past productions include such landmark area premieres as Hair and The Rocky Horror Show to Nine: The Musical and The Goat or, Who Is Sylvia?


The Gillioz Theatre
325 Park Central E.
(417) 863-9491

In its early years, the Gillioz was Springfield’s premier entertainment venue, hosting a number of movie premiers and vaudeville shows. Both the lobby and auditorium have been restored to their original 1926 condition. With a seating capacity of 595 on Orchestra level and 420 in the Balcony, The Gillioz offers Springfield a perfectly sized venue for many events. The Gillioz Theatre in conjunction with the Jim D. Morris Building serves a plethora of functions including; Broadway productions, theatre, movies, religious gatherings, arts education, dining, rehearsals, school programs, banquets, receptions, concerts, film festivals, weddings, seminars/conventions, and television broadcasts.


Springfield Regional Opera
The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Pkwy. 
(417) 863-1960

For more than 35 years, the Springfield Regional Opera has been entertaining and educating the Ozarks with its commitment to giving everyone the opportunity to hear this life-changing art form. The company delivers engaging productions featuring internationally renowned performers as well as respected area musicians and ensembles. SRO also maintains a competitive young artist program. 


Springfield Ballet
The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Pkwy.
(417) 862-1343 

Springfield Ballet is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the art of ballet through premier education, performance, outreach and collaboration. Performances are held at the historic Landers Theatre. The ballet maintains a robust school for young dancers. 


Related Links:

Art @ Drury
Music @ Drury
Theatre @ Drury 
Springfield Regional Arts Council