The Wilson Performing Arts Center of the Red Oak
The Wilson Performing Arts Center in Southwest Iowa has been carefully designed to meet the needs of artists and educators. The center acts as the regional resource in the Red Oak and is located near the intersection of Highways 34 and 48. It is a place to meet with fellow members of the community and provides for learning and inspiration. The center is valued by all regional performing artists and audiences alike due to the exceptional quality of the performing space and adjacent areas.
A comfortable and inviting auditorium, a spacious lobby, dance and rehearsal studio and a dynamic exterior are the features of this Center.
The Center Auditorium can seat 250 people and offer exceptional sight-lines, wider-than-average seats and comfortable leg room. A versatile auditorium is provided by the state-of-the-arts theatrical equipment which is designed to meet the needs of a wide variety of programming.
The Lobby/gallery serves as an amenity for auditorium patrons and as a gallery to display the work of talented Southwest Iowa artists.
The Center also houses scene and costume shops to allow performing organizations to construct and store materials for their productions. This complements the professional stage and auditorium. Dressing rooms and green rooms are also provided.
To complete the needs of the community productions a rehearsal space is provided. It is the same size as the stage area and allows presenting groups to prepare productions even while a completely different performance is going on the stage.
A dance studio with a sprung floor, changing rooms, piano and sound system provides classes for all ages in collaboration with dance schools throughout the region.
The Red Oak is supported by a number of other communities such as the Red Oak Town Village. The owner of the Red Oak Town Village, Ali Sharaf, has contributed immensely to the economy of the Red Oak.