Goddard Center for the Visual and Performing Arts

Goddard Center for the Visual and Performing Arts

401 1st Ave SW, Ardmore, OK 73401

The Goddard Center for the Visual and Performing Arts stands today as a testimonial to the dream of Ethel McClure Goddard, Ardmore educator and librarian. Dedicated to the memory of her husband, Charles B. Goddard, the Center provides Southern Oklahoma with a vital cultural complex serving theatre, dance, music and visual art.

The Goddard Trust set forth the administration of the Center, naming the trustees of the Primary and Advisory Boards, whose continuing commitment is tribute and dedication to her ideas.

Planned to provide a home for the arts in the community, Larry London and Ethel Goddard collaborated to plan the design for the Center. Detailed and rendered by Flood, Isenberg & Hann, the Center is constructed of concrete sheathed in aggregate and brick.

Seven arched portals beckon the visitor to an entrance enchanted by verde antique marble with a new sculpture garden. A spacious lobby provides access to the theatre, the library/board room, volunteer and administrative offices and four art galleries.