Grand Center Arts District
Grand Center Arts District is St. Louis’ epicenter for the arts. Here, world-class talent performs, and aspiring artists hone their craft. Eclectic venues line the streets offering everything from Broadway to Black Box Theater, Bebop to Beethoven, street art to galleries and sushi to soul food. Engaging media, inviting parks, inspiring museums and welcoming hotels surround visitors of all ages. An ever-evolving cultural crossroads, Grand Center Arts District offers more to see, to hear, to taste, to learn, to experience – often in the most unexpected ways and places. The district is alive with possibility whether you’re a familiar local or a first-time visitor.
A wide variety of experiences await theater lovers. Revel in time-tested Broadway favorites on our grandest stages like the Fox Theatre and the Grandel or let innovative pieces in more intimate settings like the .Zack and the Kranzberg Arts Center draw you in. Count on New Line Theatre for socially relevant works, Upstream for international dramas and the Sun Theater for inspiring student performances. Or visit us Grand Center Theatre Crawl and be entertained at a multitude of theaters.
From Romanesque to avant-garde, our 17 galleries and museums give you a glimpse into the paintings, photographs, relics and more that get noticed, get honored and get people talking. While the Contemporary Art Museum and the Pulitzer Arts Foundation are the district’s best-known museums, the International Photography Hall of Fame, Bullivant gallery, the Pearl Gallery, and the historic Samuel Cupples House are must-sees, too. Love motorcycles? Take a journey back in time at the Moto Museum. Still can’t decide? Then visit us during First Friday to see all your favorite galleries in one evening.
Big arena. Grand hall. Small club. Indie stage. Grand Center Arts District is dotted with music venues of every kind. Catch some of today’s biggest acts at the Chaifetz Arena. Or take in a special event or an entire season with the St. Louis Symphony at Powell Hall. You can hear jazz wafting out of doorways in clubs and restaurants throughout the district including Jazz at the Bistro and the Dark Room at the Grandel. Whatever sounds sound good, you can hear them right here.
Here, block after block of delicious experiences await your taste buds. Before the theater, savor something truly delectable at TURN. Or spice up your evening with a menu favorite from Lucha’s. No one can resist the mouth-watering aroma from The Best Steakhouse. And if you’re in the mood for world-famous grits, there’s always Sweetie Pie’s. Whether it’s a craft beer at Urban Chestnut or crafty cocktail at Sophie’s Artist Lounge calling your name, there is something for you try in Grand Center Arts District.
Want to truly immerse yourself in the theater, music, galleries and more? Come stay awhile. Check into Hotel Ignacio, a contemporary boutique that’s also the perfect urban oasis. Discover the Baiku Sushi Lounge in the lobby and the Triumph Grill just a few steps away.