The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences will be the cultural hub of Lubbock and the cornerstone of downtown revitalization, in addition to fueling the economy for years to come. This project is not a single-tenant, single-purpose facility. The stakeholders are diverse including Ballet Lubbock, the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, Lubbock Independent School District Visual and Performing Arts, and Broadway producer The American Theater Guild. Buddy Holly Hall is a unique model not found anywhere else in the world. The state-of-the-art campus features two theatres, event space, a full-service bistro, and a ballet academy all under one roof. The facility will accommodate large touring musicals as well as intimate dance performances. It will facilitate education and banquets and be acoustically flexible to adapt to any musical genre.

This 220,000-SF campus includes:

Helen DeVitt Jones Main Theater

  • 2,200 seats comfortably rise over four levels with two VIP lounges
  • Acoustic rating NC 15

The Crickets Studio Theater

  • 24,225 SF designed with Lubbock ISD’s needs in mind
  • 425 seats, concessions and lounge area, dedicated lobby area, and the private west entrance
  • Acoustic rating NC15

Multipurpose Event Room

  • 6,000 SF of sub-dividable space to function for receptions, banquets, lectures, meetings, and rehearsals

Ballet Lubbock Pre-Professional Academy

  • 22,000-SF dance center, office, and storage space

Food and Dining

  • 2,500-SF commercial kitchen to accommodate all venue catering
  • 2,000-SF bistro with a 100-seat capacity

Christine DeVitt Main Lobby

  • Visual experience featuring an elliptical staircase; serves as the main entrance to Buddy Holly Hall
  • Accommodates 300 seats for banquets, weddings, and galas


  • Loading docks, control rooms, dressing rooms, visiting company offices, conference room, management and administrative offices, performers’ lounges, and storage for sets and costumes

The Buddy Holly Hall is privately funded, owned, and operated by The Lubbock Entertainment and Performing Arts Association with 100 percent of all contributions directly funding the construction of the project. Innovative partnerships with local arts organizations, public schools and universities, and private corporations will allow The Buddy Holly Hall to be financially self-sustaining upon opening in 2020. As Buddy Holly inspired the world’s best music and musicians with his unique abilities, the Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences honors that legacy inspiring future generations of artists, musicians, and entertainers.

Project Team

Architect of Record


Design Architects

MWM Architects, Inc.
Diamond Schmitt Architects

Landscape Architecture/Civil Engineering


Security Consultant



MWM Architects, Inc.

Structural Engineering

MWM Architects, Inc.

Mechanical/Electrical Engineering

CEL International, Inc.

Lighting Design

Consullux Lighting Consultants

Envelope Consultant

Curtainwall Design and Consulting, Inc.

Elevator Consultant

Persohn/Hahn Associates, Inc.

Sustainable Design Consultant

Paladino and Company

Wayfinding, Signage Consultant

RSM Design

Fire/Life Safety Consultant

Jensen Hughes, Inc.

Theater Planning

Schuler Shook Theatre Planners

Acoustician, AV Design

Jaffe Holden


Garfield Public/Private LLC
SDM Financial, Inc.

General Contractor

Lee Lewis Construction, Inc.