56 Must-See Visual And Performing Arts Destinations In St. Louis

Believe it or not, it was a challenge for us to narrow down the number of St. Louis‘ must-see arts destinations to the 50’s. The arts scene here is rich and diverse, with many of its attractions free and open to the public. You’ll find world-class institutions that bring prolific artists to the city from all over the world, residency programs for experimental artists, underground theatre venues and nationwide touring productions, pop-up productions, classes, nonprofits and more.

If you’re on the hunt to uncover a new visual or performing arts locale you haven’t heard of before, or if you’re looking to get acquainted with St. Louis’ arts destinations, here’s a guide of 55 visual and performing arts spots you must check out.

VISUAL ARTS

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Photo credit: Saint Louis Art Museum

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Photo credit: Pulitzer Arts Foundation

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Photo credit: The Luminary

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Photo credit: Laumeier Sculpture Park, photo by Sam Fentress

 

 

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Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, photo by Attilio D’Agostino

PERFORMING ARTS

 

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Photo credit: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

 

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Photo credit: COCA

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Photo credit: Peabody Opera House

 

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Photo credit: The Muny, 42nd Street

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