Picture yourself in a luxurious concert hall, enjoying a performance by a world famous artist. No, you aren’t in New York, Dallas, or even Oklahoma City. This cultural jewel is on the outskirts of Edmond, miles from the nearest traffic light.
Welcome to Armstrong Auditorium, Trip Advisor’s number one Edmond destination.
A Five-Star Experience
The moment you walk in, you know you’re experiencing something special. The auditorium is an elegant, intimate space, seating over eight hundred. Acoustics are among the best in the world. It has the beautiful styling of a top-rated concert hall, including Austrian crystal chandeliers and custom Appalachian cherry paneling.
Performers receive the same pampering that patrons do. The staff gets to know the artists, prepares favorite recipes from their homelands, and strives to make them feel welcome. “That shows onstage,” says Shane Granger, Director of Marketing and Public Relations. “They want to give back. Put a superior hall together with performers and patrons who have been elevated, and there’s something about that that takes it to the next level.”
Honoring the Armstrong Legacy
Armstrong’s parent organization is the Philadelphia Church of God. Established in 1989 in Edmond, the church continues the work of Herbert W. Armstrong, founder of the former Worldwide Church of God. The Philadelphia Church of God began with just twelve people and eighty dollars. Now it has a presence all over the world. “We’ve been able to rebuild from the ruins after Mr. Armstrong died,” says Shane.
A dedication to cultural excellence was an integral part of the Worldwide Church of God. The Armstrong Performing Arts Series continues that tradition. “Our mission is to champion Oklahoma as a world class center for the arts,” says Shane.
New Season Begins This Month
Armstrong’s twenty-first season begins Sep. 12 with the Four Italian Tenors. Highlights will include Mexico’s Ballet Folklorico, the Siberian State Symphony Orchestra, and the vocal ensemble Chanticleer.
The series attracts audiences from across the state. Many patrons are regular subscribers, but Shane also looks forward to welcoming newcomers. “Come to Armstrong,” he says. “It’s an experience you won’t forget.”
Visit Armstrong at Bryant and Waterloo or www.armstrongauditorium.org.