A New Arts Venue
The Foundation is committed to raising funds to support the creation of a multi-use regional performing arts and entertainment space in Round Rock. The Foundation will also focus efforts on ensuring the arts space is affordable and accessible to arts organizations of all sizes and budgets.
The City of Round Rock created an Arts Master Plan in 2011, in recognition of the fact that arts and culture are important to Round Rock’s quality of life, inspires economic investment, and create a greater sense of place.
Arts Facility Feasibility Study and Benchmarking, 2015
Corgan conducted a community study on arts center needs, benchmarked against other regional and Texas performing arts centers. Their recommendations included:
- Gross floor Area of 70,825 gross SF
- Approximate 1,500 seat proscenium theatre
- 250 seat flexible theatre
- Rehearsal room, Art gallery, Front-of-house spaces
- 6-10 acres
Economic and Fiscal Benefits of a Performing Arts Center Study
In 2017, The Perryman Group conducted a study of the economic and fiscal benefits of a new performing arts center in Round Rock. They estimated the total economic benefits of construction of the proposed Round Rock Performing Arts Center to be $45.7 million dollars and 559 years of employment generated, with annual economic benefits of $6.973 million once the center is opened.