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TFA TOURS SPECIAL EDITION | The Tulsa Performing Arts Center: Behind the Scenes

Saturday, Jun 22, 2024
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Saturday, June 22, 2024

$25 | $18.75 | Start Times from 9:30 – 11:10 AM

Join Tulsa Foundation for Architecture in partnership with The Tulsa Performing Arts Center for an exclusive backstage experience. Start the tour by gaining insight into the famed Brutalist architecture of Minoru Yamasaki – one of the most prominent architects of the 20th century and designer of this Tulsa cultural landmark. Then join your docents for a journey into the heart of Tulsa’s rich performing arts history while exploring the Tulsa PAC – including backstage areas that are rarely seen by the public!

TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets for this special edition tour are $25 for not yet members and $20 for members (25% discount). We want to do our part to help cultivate the next generation of architecture lovers, so kids 12 and under are welcome to participate in most TFA tours free of charge!


CHECK-IN LOCATION: Check-in for this tour will take place at:

Chapman Music Hall

101 East 3rd Street

Tulsa, OK 74120

PARKING: Street parking surrounding the PAC is FREE on Saturdays! You are also welcome to park in the PAC lot for a nominal fee – just scan the QR code on the sign with your smart phone to pay.

ON TOUR DAY: Please arrive 10 minutes early to get checked in. Tours begin at 9:30 am and continue in 20-minute increments. Consult your ticket for the departure time you selected when purchasing your ticket.

Tours take place rain or shine; please look ahead at the weather, plan to wear sturdy footwear. You’ll be on foot for up to 1.5 hours.

ACCESSIBILITY & INCLUSION: TFA is committed to providing an accessible and inclusive experience for all. If you have any questions regarding accessibility accommodations at our various tour locations, please contact us at and we will be happy to assist with planning your experience.

SUPPORT INFORMATION: TFA tours include 0.5-1.5 miles of walking. Seating is limited or non-existent along many of our tour routes. If it will improve your experience, we encourage you to bring a lightweight stool, walking stick, or other assistive device!

Please note that there are several set of stairs along this tour route and there is a small section of the tour (the Spot Op Booth) that is only accessible on foot due to the age of the building.

Routes to avoid stairs are planned in advance for those who need an elevator or ramp. Docents use a personal microphone to enhance hearing ability for all on the tour. You are welcome to move closer to the docent or request a volume adjustment at any time.

This tour will take place indoors.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Photography for personal use is allowed!

TRANSLATION SERVICES: If you are in need of a translator, Spanish language or ASL, please let us know and we’ll try our best to accommodate your request!

SERVICIOS DE TRADUCCIÓN: Si necesita un traductor de español, háganoslo saber y haremos todo lo posible para satisfacer su solicitud!