OSU's McKnight Center Opens With Gala Celebration

Friday, October 11th 2019, 7:25 am
By: Tess Maune

Oklahoma State University's new performing arts center opens Friday night. 

The McKnight Center will celebrate its opening night with a gala and a performance by the New York Philharmonic.

The McKnight Center has been under construction for about two years; it's just south of campus at University and Hester.

OSU alums Billie and Ross McKnight gave $25 million in 2016 to establish an endowment to make it happen.

The Executive Director says the McKnight Center is special because it will be able to present world-class artists in a wonderfully intimate space.

The main hall seats 1,000 people, there's a 200 seat recital hall, and an outdoor plaza can accommodate about 500 people.

In the plaza outside, there's a 32-foot LED wall where the McKnight Center will simulcast performances that are happening on stage inside. 

There are a few single ticket seats available for Friday night's black tie gala.

Get your tickets here.