Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre
Hospitality & Entertainment — Dallas, TX

Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre

McCarthy completed this 80,300-square-foot multi-form theatre facility, providing a new state-of-the-art home for the Dallas Theater Center, Dallas Black Dance Theatre and Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico, as well as numerous other performing arts organizations that serve Dallas and the region. 

The 12-level building features a groundbreaking design with an unprecedented “stacked,” vertically organized facility that completely rethinks the traditional form of theatre. The Wyly Theatre is a cast-in-place and structural steel framed facility with exterior curtainwall and aluminum cladding.  

This facility features a revolutionary approach to theatre design, incorporating state-of-the-art technology and advanced mechanics that will allow artistic directors to rapidly change the stage configuration to a wide variety of seating configurations including proscenium, thrust and flat floor.

McCarthy also constructed one of the AT&T Performing Arts Centers’ underground parking garages, a 222,000-square-foot project that included three levels of underground parking for more than 600 vehicles to conveniently and safely serve all Dallas Arts District venues and patrons. 


  • Kendall Heaton Associates, Inc.

McCarthy proved an invaluable partner in the building of this magnificent venue. The McCarthy team, working with an innovative design, a very exacting design team, and challenging owner, exceeded all expectations in making the Wyly Theatre a reality. In both the preconstruction and construction phases, McCarthy held to the highest standards in both the quality of construction and in overcoming the many design and budget challenges that a project of this magnitude provides.

Doug Curtis, CEO
AT&T Performing Arts Center

Awards and Recognition

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2010 Distinguished Project Award

Commercial/Educational $30M-$75M
Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre

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2010 AON Build America Award

Best New Building
Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre
AGC of America

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2009-2010 Outstanding Construction Awards

Buildings over $75 Million
Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre
AGC of Texas