To look at a performing arts center as merely a building is to miss its true intention. The appeal of The Smith Center goes far beyond what is observed by patrons and casual passersby; this is a place that will truly embrace the community and support artistic excellence.
Serving as an incubator for new artistic endeavors, our programs will reach beyond The Smith Center campus and spread throughout the community, providing inspiration and encouragement to local arts organizations.
Home to resident companies Nevada Ballet Theatre and the Las Vegas Philharmonic, The Smith Center’s state-of-the-art facilities will enable organizations to grow artistically and institutionally, ultimately fulfilling the city’s longstanding dream of engaging the entire community in new and exciting ways through an array of inspiring programs.
In the years to come, The Smith Center will attract artists and productions from around the world, develop its own main stage works of the highest caliber and present the best and brightest of Broadway.
Nevada Ballet Theatre
Now in its 40th Season, Nevada Ballet Theatre is the largest professional ballet company and dance Academy in the state. With an ambitious schedule of performances and a commitment to education and outreach through Future Dance, the company is at home in an eclectic repertory, moving easily from the romantic-era classics to the high-energy contemporary ballets. Its repertoire includes acclaimed 20th century masterworks from George Balanchine, Sir Frederick Ashton, and Twyla Tharp, as well as contemporary choreographers Val Caniparoli, James Canfield and Matthew Neenan.
Las Vegas Philharmonic
The Las Vegas Philharmonic established its presence in Southern Nevada in 1998 and has continued to entertain growing audiences with its Masterworks, Pops and Youth Concert Series, featuring some of the best artists in the world. From Bach to the Beatles, Schubert to Sinatra, the Las Vegas Philharmonic performs a wide range of music, making it a reflection of the diverse city of Las Vegas – bold and brilliant, creative and curious, artistic and adventuresome.
The third largest arts organization in the state and six-time recipient of the Best Performing Arts Group award, the Las Vegas Philharmonic has grown into a nationally recognized orchestra.