BA Performing Arts Center
The BAPAC’s mission, to bring the world of visual and performing arts to Broken Arrow, has helped the facility to receive recognition from across the nation.
By bringing internationally-acclaimed concert artists, Broadway productions, educational outreach events, master classes with touring artists, scholarship programs, summer boot camps and opportunities for students to travel and perform nationally, the arts center has been featured in a variety of news articles, television broadcasts and national publications.
Some of these include The New York Times, Broadway World websites, Playbill, The Washington Post, Inside Arts Magazine, “Good Morning America,” “The View” and “Conan,” as well as all local and regional periodicals.
Our stage has hosted the best of the best in the entertainment industry. Award-winning artists such as Kristin Chenoweth, Amy Grant, Bernadette Peters, Lily Tomlin, Patti LuPone, Vince Gill, LeAnn Womack, Wynton Marsalis and many more have graced our stage. To show the level of talent represented, our artists have collectively won 46 Tony awards, 72 Grammys, 146 Dove Awards, 9 Emmys and 1 Golden Globe—with many more to come in the future.
As a venue focusing on educational outreach, being a partner in the cultural and economic vitality of our city, and a state-of-the-art entertainment option for the community, the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center is making Broken Arrow, Broken Arrow Public Schools and BAPAC known across the United States.
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BA Community Playhouse
The Broken Arrow Community Playhouse, a community spirited, educational, and artistic enterprise, organized for the purpose of producing dramatic events and encouraging the growth and practice of theatrical talents, welcomes the participation of any and all persons who subscribe to and support the following mission: "To provide a quality theatrical experience for the community, to encourage and develop new and existing talent in all phases of theatrical management and production, to serve and represent the
Broken Arrow community responsibly and with pride through all of its theatrical activities."
[ Video courtesy of Epirus Films of Broken Arrow. Highlights from the InsideouT Art Festival, hosted by Your Design. Song: Window Song by Don't Stop, Please! ]
The Broken Arrow Arts Council hosts several visual arts events throughout the year in Broken Arrow. Art After Hours is a program that allows community members to meet and connect with local artists in a relaxed, creative atmosphere. These events are held after work hours so that people can attend on their way home from work. Artists are present so that people can ask questions and talk with the artists about their creations. Free food and music are provided courtesy of the Arts Council's generous patrons and members.
The "Chalk It Up" chalk art festival, held in the Rose District, Broken Arrow's historic downtown arts and entertainment district, allows artists to showcase their artwork in a fun, temporary and social way. Many people visit the event as the artists actively work. Sidewalk artists such as face painters, stilt walkers and temporary tattoo artists make the event a fun and special event.
Visit our Events page often for updates on the latest Arts Council and community events that showcase Broken Arrow's arts culture.
Broken Arrow is ever growing in its musical offerings, from premier concerts at the BAPAC to local restaurants hosting Oklahoma artists. The Broken Arrow Arts Council also works to provide access to local/regional music during its Tuesday's in the Park concert series. This fun-filled event provides great concerts with different bands each year at Broken Arrow's Central Park. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy local food vendors at this fun and free summer event.