Performing Arts

Fayetteville offers a wide range of performing arts: Broadway shows to regional theater productions to dance. Here is just a partial list of performance venues to discover. 

Walton Arts Center

A recently expanded performing arts center offering a Broadway series, dance, musical performances, and more.  


A year-round professional theatre, recognized as one of the nation's ten most promising emerging theatres. 

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA)

SoNA brings great music to life in Northwest Arkansas.

Folk School Fayetteville

Folk Schools originated as a way for communities to learn from each other, especially vital to communities that didn’t have access to “formal education”.   Folk School of Fayetteville is continuing this model by providing space for musicians to learn from each other, for new players to learn, and for long time musicians to develop new technique and skills — and this is available to ALL the FOLKS (people).  

George's Majestic Lounge

The oldest and longest-running live music venue in Arkansas, George's is a Fayetteville favorite. 

Prairie Street Live

Fayetteville's premier outdoor concert and event spot.

Her Set Her Sound

The first and only festival in NWA designed to allow cultural women and non-binary DJs to set the trends and celebrate their sound.

University of Arkansas Music

Performances and events produced by students and faculty of the University of Arkansas' Department of Music. 

University of Arkansas Theatre

Performances produced by students of the University of Arkansas' professional theatre training program.

Pilot Arts

An arts organization focusing on musical theatre at the Arkansas Air and Military Museum. 

Arts Live Theatre

A children and youth theatre company, offering performances and classes for kindergarten through twelfth-grade students.