The Freeland Center for the Performing Arts opened its doors March 28, 2009 with a concert by two of Bristow's native sons, legendary folk singer-songwriter Tom Paxton and Red Dirt music icon Tom Skinner. The $6.1 million theater was constructed through a combination of public and private funding. It is a 795-seat facility, boasting outstanding concert hall acoustics, a 50 ft. x 50 ft. stage, orchestra pit, and professional curtaining, lighting, and sound reinforcement. A spacious two-story lobby, well-appointed with amenities, provides a welcome invitation to event attendees. Local and national entertainers are pampered with two green rooms, easy on-off loading to the stage, and an attentive professional staff.
"The most acoustically-friendly auditorium in the state of Oklahoma."
Kostis Protopapas, Artistic Director of the Tulsa Opera
"This is a great addition to the community! Not a bad seat in the house!"
Chandra Denise Hammond, Facebook user
"What a wonderful place. So glad it is in our neck of the woods."
Debbie DuPree Kennedy, Facebook user