Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater (MCL Grand) opened its doors with a three-day celebration on Jan. 14-16, 2011. The center is located at 100 N. Charles Street, between Main and Church streets, in the heart of Old Town Lewisville. Administrative offices and art gallery are open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. -5 p.m.

MCL Grand will give the many arts groups in the Greater Lewisville area a facility to perform and display their works and will host other regional and national shows and exhibits, events, classes and meetings. The facility features a 296-seat theatre with acoustics designed for both speech and music, a 2,400-square-foot art gallery, a 2,400-square-foot dance recital hall, 3,000-square-foot black box and 2,800 square feet of classrooms. A courtyard from Charles Street to the theatre lobby is large enough to host small outside performances and dinners, and now has four pieces of sculpture on display.

PageSutherlandPage architectural firm designed the center, which draws upon similarities to the existing buildings in Old Town Lewisville. Several local arts groups provided input in the planning stages of the facility. Tax Increment Refinance Zone bonds funded most of the project.