RiverPark Center is a non-profit regional performing arts and civic center that entertains and educates nearly 135,000 people – including 21,000 children – annually through nearly 400 events.
RiverPark Center has nearly 100,000 square feet including a state-of-the-art 1,479 seat auditorium (Cannon Hall), the 300 seat multi-purpose Jody Berry Cabaret Theatre, an extraordinary outdoor entertainment patio on the banks of the beautiful Ohio River, events spaces and meeting rooms, and a bricked center courtyard.
RiverPark Center is the premiere civic landmark on the downtown Owensboro riverfront.
A source of pride, RiverPark Center is a valuable economic development sales tool. Recruiters of industry, corporate management, and medical specialists use RiverPark Center as a highlight on the community tour.
Resident groups include the spectacular Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, Owensboro Dance Theatre, and Friday After 5.
RiverPark Center helps our region attract and retain good people, good families, good companies, overnight visitors, and conventions. It has stimulated millions of dollars in private investment in downtown Owensboro, enhancing the tax base, appearance, and vitality of the central business district and riverfront.
Launching Point for National Broadway Tours
On several occasions major theatrical productions are assembled, rehearsed, and tours begin here at RiverPark Center. National and International Broadway tours such as 42nd Street (International Tour), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Super WHY Live, ELF, Tommy, and numerous others have launched from RiverPark Center.