LEPAA first revealed plans for a state of the art venue on April 2013. Shortly following, on July 5, 2013, the Lubbock City Council granted the land of the soon to be vacant Department of Public Safety Headquarters as the site to house the new center. After they begin their fundraising efforts, LEPAA received several grants from foundations and one significantly large donation which springboarded them into the campaign.

Along with receiving continued support and donation from various local businesses, LEPAA chose world renewed Diamond Schmitt Architects as the design architect of record, rounding out their first-class development team. After much anticipation, in June 2014, LEPAA unveiled the name of the performing arts center: The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences. Kicking off the first phase of the project, the demolition of the DPS site began on December 10, 2014.

On January 22, 2015, the Lubbock ISD Board of Trustees approved a memorandum of understanding to join in partnership with LEPAA and The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences. This strong partnership will have great impact in the community by offering students the opportunity to perform in a world-class venue. Students will have the well-deserved chance in the spotlight whether it be competing in a UIL competition or participating in a One-Act Play.

On March 25, 2015, LEPAA unveiled the designs for The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences. In addition to a 2,200 seat main theater, the venue includes a 425 seat studio theater, a 6,000 square foot multi-purpose room, a bistro café, and outdoor performance areas. With a hybrid design and a wide spread array of amenities, the new center is unique to any venue of its kind in the country.

 

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The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences Exterior

 

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The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences Exterior

 

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The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences Concert Hall

 

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The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences Hall Banquet

 

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The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences Lobby