The Aria Amphitheatre at Legends Hall is getting a new look and sound, but you may need to search carefully to see it.

The Aria Amphitheatre received a brand-new audio/visual system on Friday, April 14, 2023. The fruit of a year-long process, the Aria AV upgrade aligns with our Marq facility replacement plan and consulted various community stakeholders.

Community Services staff worked with local partners to identify areas of improvement for the Aria Amphitheatre beginning in FY 22. City staff conducted stakeholder meetings with the APEX Arts League, Southlake Arts Council, the Southlake Community Band, the Fort Worth and Dallas Symphony Orchestras, and Ford representatives to understand community needs for the space. Key takeaways from these meetings included the need to bring sound in and out of Legends Hall to the Aria and improved amplification for larger musical ensembles.

Upgrading the Aria AV system was a no-brainer due to its installation in late 2015. The typical lifespan for similar AV equipment is 5-8 years. This new AV system will increase the service levels of the Aria to its full potential.

Highlights of the equipment upgrades include:

  • New A/V Rack
  • New Audio system, including speakers, subwoofers, monitors, and amps
  •  New 48 Channel Mixer
  •  New Audio Snake
  •  New front-fill speakers to boost sound closet to stage
  •  New lighting package to enhance stage production
  • Capability to connect Aria and Legends Hall to bring sound in and out

A few additions remain to complete the upgrade, including a new full microphone package. Our staff aims to accommodate the diverse array of offerings Aria seeks to attract in partnership with Southlake's art nonprofit organizations.

Legends Hall staff received training on the new AV system on Friday, April 14, and are looking forward to offering an enhanced experience at Aria moving forward!


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