El Dorado has always exhibited a passion for the performing arts, from our early days as a Boomtown, when theaters were on nearly every corner of the city, to today’s busy calendar of arts and entertainment.
The South Arkansas Arts Center features a plethora of performances each year and offers classes in art, photography, design and dance. El Dorado is also home to the South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, the longest continuous running orchestra in the state. The Murphy Arts District schedules performances by musicians, comedians and performers of every genre.
The South Arkansas Arts Center serves the people of the bi-state region and promotes, facilitates, and supports the ideas and forms of artistic appreciation, education, ability, confidence, and cooperation for all age, cultural, social and racial groups.
The South Arkansas Symphony is the largest performing-arts organization in South Arkansas. The Symphony performs in El Dorado, Camden, or Magnolia monthly during its season, which often includes special, internationally-recognized guest performers.
The Murphy Arts District provides the city of El Dorado with creative outlets to explore music, dance, theater, art, and food in fun and immersive ways that hold true to the people and culture of