This venue is an outstanding accomplishment, both architecturally and culturally. The hall is the crown jewel of the Arts District downtown, and is noted as having some of the finest acoustics in America. It was opened in 1989 and is hallmarked by the Lay Family Organ. The organ rises the full height of the concert chamber behind the stage; it's one of the largest mechanical action organs ever built for a concert hall. The center stage is home to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. A variety of other musical and non-musical events are presented throughout the year. One-hour public tours are offered each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Tours start at 1pm, performance schedule permitting. There is no fee for the tour and group tours are available for parties of 15 or more by appointment.