Andy Williams Performing Arts Center & Theatre
Set among 16 acres (6 hectares) in Branson, Missouri, the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center & Theatre is an architectural gem and a landmark theater. The state-of-the-art facility hosts a wide variety of live shows, including music, magic, variety shows, and the ever-popular annual Andy Williams Ozark Mountain Christmas Show.
Formerly known as the Andy Williams Moon River Theater, the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center & Theatre spans 48,000 square feet (4,460 square meters). Designed by entertainer Andy Williams himself, it’s the only theater to be featured inArchitectural Digest. The beautifully landscaped property includes trees, waterfalls, and a koi pond, and inside, the 2,051-seat theater features natural building materials. Photos and memorabilia related to Andy Williams and famous guests are displayed throughout. To fully experience the theater, plan to attend one of its many performances. Shows can sell out, so it’s a good idea to book tickets in advance.
Things to Know Before You Go
Tickets purchased online are not eligible for resale.
There is a restaurant and a gift shop on-site.
The theater is wheelchair-accessible, and there are dedicated seats for wheelchair users.
How to Get There
The theater is located along the famous Highway 76 strip, the main route that runs through Branson, and is also accessible from the back via Green Mountain Drive. There’s free parking on-site.
When to Get There
The showtime schedule at the theater changes on a regular basis. Some shows, such as the Andy Williams Ozark Mountain Christmas Show, which runs during November and December, can be quite popular and sell out. It’s best to prebook your tickets well in advance to avoid disappointment.
Besides Andy Williams, the center has welcomed some of the most popular musicians, magicians, and entertainers in the industry, such as Glen Campbell, the Osmonds, Pat Benatar, Ann-Margaret, David Copperfield, Bob Newhart, Jack Jones, and Terry Fator.
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