Our Venue

The Mansfield ISD Center for the Performing Arts features tons of parking space, banquet/meeting space for large events and a premier stage and auditorium complete with ample seating. 

The dual-purpose facility, intended to serve Mansfield ISD students, staff and surrounding communities, was first proposed to the MISD community in August 2009 through a series of blog posts, school board meetings, presentations and discussions with local officials. In November 2009, the massive site was officially named for two former school district officials: Dr. Claude Cunningham and Mr. John Washington.

  • 141,500 square feet dual-purpose facility ideal for large events including graduations, concerts and meetings.
    • 2,000 parking spaces, performance hall seating for about 5,500 and banquet/meeting space for 500
  • The performance hall boasts a Meyer Sound Constellation system for a superior acoustical experience and can be divided into three separate event venues:
    • one center section (orchestra, parterre & mezzanine levels) that can seat about 4,200 for full stage productions;
    • two side lecture halls that can be closed off from the main auditorium for smaller presentations with theater seating for 640 a piece.
  • The professional development center houses a large banquet area that, when fully opened, can seat up to 50 and can be divided into up to six separate breakout rooms
  • The venue also includes three U-shaped computer labs for technology presentations and trainings for up to 30 people in each lab

Audio/Visual Technical Specifications

Architect: Huckabee  | General Contractor: Byrne Construction Services

Claude Cunningham Performance Hall

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John Washington Professional Development Center

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Lecture Halls & Computer Labs

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