Rogers Palmer Performing Arts Center

The Rogers Palmer Performing Arts Center is the centerpiece of Tyler Junior College’s Cultural Arts District, designed to support East Texas’s thriving arts and culture.

Salas O’Brien provided services for theatre planning, theatrical lighting, acoustics, audio, video, data, and security design. The center features an intimate 725-seat auditorium that includes an enlarged renovated stage with updated technology; a transformed auditorium; a new recital/art gallery; a large central lobby with accessible box office, concession, and event areas; a spacious green room, rehearsal, and dance studios; a presidential suite for hosting community guests, and administrative offices.

Completion Year


Construction Cost

$13 million


35,000 square feet

Project Partners

Fitzpatrick Architects
HGR Construction