Robinson Center (Little Rock)

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Joseph Taylor Robinson Memorial Auditorium
Robinson Center Music Hall, located at the intersection of Markham and Broadway Streets in downtown Little Rock
Robinson Center (Little Rock) is located in Arkansas
Robinson Center (Little Rock)
Location 414 W. Markham, Little Rock, Arkansas
Coordinates 34°44′57″N 92°16′28″W / 34.74917°N 92.27444°W / 34.74917; -92.27444Coordinates: 34°44′57″N 92°16′28″W / 34.74917°N 92.27444°W / 34.74917; -92.27444
Architect Stern, Wittenberg & Delony
Architectural style Art Deco
Governing body Local
MPS New Deal Recovery Efforts in Arkansas MPS
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP February 21, 2007

Robinson Center is the western portion of downtown Little Rock's Statehouse Plaza, including a 2,609-seat performance hall, an exhibition hall, and various meeting rooms.

The most notable architectural feature of the complex is the south façade of Joseph Taylor Robinson Municipal Auditorium, (since referred to as Robinson Center Music Hall), adorned with columns that echo the Greek Revival style also found in the centerpiece of the plaza, the Old State House Museum.

Under the name Joseph Taylor Robinson Memorial Auditorium, the music hall was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.[1] Additional meeting space complementing Robinson Center's offerings are located to the east of the Old State House, inside Statehouse Convention Center.

The center is named for Joseph Taylor Robinson, a powerful former U.S. Senator and Congressman and Arkansas governor, and is one of several locations and facilities that bear his name.

The Robinson Center Music Hall and Performance Theater is the primary performance space for the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, traveling productions of popular Broadway plays and musicals, and various concerts throughout the year. It seats 2,609.

The adjoining exhibition hall and meeting areas host conventions for a wide variety of organizations.

Robinson Center is administered by the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau, a city government division which maintains its main office there.

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 

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