A European-style opera house opens at Belmont University

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A $180 million performing arts center just opened on Belmont University’s campus, providing a new community space for concerts, plays, operas, musical theater, and other performances.

The Fisher Center for the Performing Artsdedicated to former Belmont President Bob Fisher and his wife Judy — is a 150,000 sqft building inspired by traditional European opera houses located on Belmont Blvd. between Bernard Ave. and Compton Ave.

On the inside, the horseshoe-shaped main concert hall features seating for 1,700 guests + the 3-story grand lobby will host banquets, galas, and special events for up to 900 guests. The space also includes an orchestra pit, side recital spaces, and a domed ceiling.

What events are coming soon?
The performing arts center, which is set to officially open for later this year, will host university events as well as performances by local arts organizations, including: