Performing Arts

24fps International Film Festival


The Paramount Theatre's 24fps International Short Film Festival presents programs of short films by aspiring and established filmmakers from around the world.

Abilene Ballet Theatre


ABT is the only regional ballet company in Abilene's history. They offer a rich program of dance classes to encourage and nurture young dancers.

Abilene Community Band


Founded on July 4, 1976, the band performs and numerous civic events in the Abilene area.

Abilene Community Theatre
325.673.6271 or 325.673.7082


For those who love to put their acting skills to work, Abilene's local community theater group welcomes all.

Abilene Opera Association


The Abilene Opera Association promotes opera appreciation through the productions and presentation of professional caliber grand operas, while also fostering talent.

Abilene Performing Arts Company


Abilene Performing Arts Company, Inc. is a youth centered organization focused on helping students pursue their dreams through performing arts education. APAC offers classes in Musical Theatre, Dance, Theatre, and Kindermusik, all taught by a highly qualified and professional staff.

Abilene Philharmonic


One of Abilene's oldest performing arts organizations. Music Director Dave Itkin is experiencing unprecedented growth. During his tenure, more season seats have been sold than at any time in the orchestra's 57-year history.

Abilene Summer Music Festival


The Abilene Summer Music Festival Orchestra Camp presents orchestra and chamber concerts and provides educational opportunities for young musicians.

Ballet Folklorico


The Ballet Folklorico dancers of St. Vincent Pallotti Catholic Church are keeping a Mexican cultural tradition alive. The group dances at community events such as Cinco de Mayo and at schools.

Ballet Folklorico del Big Country: Alma de Nuestras Raices


Ballet Folklorico del Big Country: ALMA DE NUESTRAS RAICES serves as an open door for ALL children and youth, no matter their religious affiliation or ethnicity to learn, celebrate and experience the wealth of music, history and culture of Mexico and Latin America through the art of ballet folklorico and educational programs. This encourages our children/youth to achieve great things through teamwork, discipline, expression and positive growth and contribution to our community. It opens up a world of opportunity to many children/youth and adds a vibrant splash of music, culture, history and color to our existing ARTS community.

Best of Broadway
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New York City's best and brightest Broadway plays come to Abilene.

Celebration Singers


A group of chorus singers that perform at many Abilene events and stage free Paramount Theatre concerts.

Children's Performing Arts Series

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Presented at the Historic Paramount Theatre. Bring the whole family along for a Sunday afternoon filled with fun in the historic Paramount Theatre.

Chorus of Abilene


Located in Abilene, the Chorus strives to preserve and encourage classical choral singing in Abilene and surrounding areas.

Dance Discovery


Dance programs are designed to meet the skill level and goals of all children, teens, and adults from the aspiring beginner through experienced professional.

The Historic Paramount Theatre


Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, this theatre is central to Abilene's Historic Downtown District. It presents a myriad of events including films, concerts, musical productions, opera, dance, private parties, and corporate meetings.

Shakespeare Festival at ACU
325.674.ARTS (2787)


This Shakespeare Festival at Abilene Christian Univeristy exposes West Texas to the major works of Shakespeare and other classical literature and brings in many professional artists from out of town.