Dallas Convention Center


The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, like everything else in the city, is BIG– and Big Things Happen Here™. Big sporting events like the NFL Fan Experience, NCAA Bracket Town and Dallas Safari Club. Big international conferences like NAHB International Builders' Show, Mary Kay's Annual Seminar, International Air Conditioning Heating Refrigeration, and Solar Power International. BIG trade shows, meetings, and conventions like MegaFest™, PCMA, Mecum Auto Auction, and The Great American Trucking Show. If you don't need all 2,000,000 square feet, it's okay. Our space is flexible and so is our staff.


  • 2,000,000 Total Square Feet
  • 1,000,000 Square Feet of Exhibit Space
  • 65,124 Square Feet of Ballrooms (3 total, which can each be divided into 4)
  • 88 Meeting Rooms
  • 21,290 Square Foot Arena with 9,816 seats
  • 17,050 Seat Theater with dressing rooms
  • Heliport/Vertiport with Conference Room
  • 15 Loading Docks, including 3 covered (total 56 dock spaces and a marshaling yard)
  • 9 Pre-function lobbies (210,475 total square feet)
  • 2,039 Surface parking spaces
  • 1,200 Garage parking spaces
  • Event marketing support, including prime onsite advertising for show management and exhibitors
  • Beautifully manicured grounds including the Dallas Police Memorial, Mary Kay Ash Grove, Pioneer Plaza, and Pioneer Cemetery with historic markers
  • 4,000 hotel rooms within walking distance, including 1,100 at the adjacent Omni Dallas Hotel
  • 4 new restaurants (opening in April 2015)
  • 30 minutes from Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW) airport
  • 7 miles from Dallas Love Field (DAL) airport
  • Onsite DART rail station with covered access to the convention center
  • Free shuttle bus (DART D-Link, Route 722) to Downtown, Arts District, Uptown, The Cedars, Bishop Arts District, Victory Park, and the West End

The Convention Center Arena is an ideal multi-purpose venue for brilliant performances, from sales rallies to concerts for convention attendees. Located on the Exhibit Level, it features approximately 7,400 permanent tiered seats in the low and balcony levels, and can accommodate another 1,800 seats on the floor. The arena is small enough to feel intimate yet large enough to be commanding. The total usable area is 21,290 square feet.

Overall Dimensions:

Feet 151'x164'

Meters 46.02×49.98

The Black Academy of Arts and Letters is located in the Convention Center is equipped with 1,750 upholstered opera-style seats and is an excellent setting for concerts, elaborate plays and musicals, or for opening sessions and business meetings. For additional information on booking this venue for your upcoming event please see contact information below.

To view The Black Academy of Arts & Letters, click here .

To see a diagram of the Theater, click here .


Marsha Chism, Sales Associate
(214) 743-2446

Just outside the front door of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center is Pioneer Plaza, commemorating the trails that brought settlers to Dallas and cattle to market. This location features native plants and trees, a flowering stream and a larger-than-life bronze cattle drive. Each bronze piece – there are 49 longhorn cattle in all, herded by 3 cowboys on horses – was created by artist Robert Summers of Glen Rose, Texas. Located on just over four acres between the historic Pioneer Cemetery and the Convention Center, the plaza offers a venue with Texas flair, perfect for outdoor event and meal functions. The Convention Center's planning specialists can bring your crowd to its feet by incorporating this exciting space into your event.

Let us assist you in configuring a floor plan that works for your particular situation. We can accommodate most any request.

Click here to view and/or download KBHCCDallas Capacity Floor Plans

The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center has 2,000,000 square feet of space. Don't waste an inch of it! Share your marketing or event message with meeting attendees by taking advantage of a myriad of sponsorship opportunities.

A specific amount of prime advertising locations are included with your facility rental. If you need more advertising or offer sponsorships to exhibitors as part of your show, contact us early in your planning process. Additional advertising options are available for negotiation.

The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center does not currently lease space directly to exhibitors or other advertisers. When you're in our facility, your space contains messages you have approved*.

For an overview of available space and base pricing, see our Sponsorship Opportunity Guide* below:

How do I determine how much electrical power to order?
Energizing of electrical services must be completed by KBHCCD personnel. All equipment, regardless of source of power, must comply with federal, state and local codes. KBHCCD reserves the right to inspect equipment at the exhibitor's expense. Electrical outlets must be ordered for each booth requiring power.

During the event, KBHCCD electrical staff conducts an audit of power supplied to all exhibits, meeting rooms, ballrooms and lobbies. Any unauthorized use of power will be billed at the standard rate. Up to 100 AMP service can be provided at any floor pocket in the exhibit halls. Submit a floor plan a minimum of thirty (30) days prior to the first move-in day of your event showing the location of the service to be installed.

Can I bring my generator?

Will there be a service desk on the show floor?
Yes, the KBHCC is the exclusive provider of electricity, aerial rigging and lighting, water (fill & drain), natural gas, propane, compressed air and cable TV services to exhibitors. We offer competitive, simple flat-rate pricing for all our utility services. All labor is included in our utility prices so there are no surprise on-site labor charges at KBHCC! Additionally, all our electrical services are 24-hour power at no additional cost.

Are ceiling drops or rigging points available? If so, are there additional costs?
All rigging must be approved in advance, and once installed is subject to inspection by KBHCCD. Other policies and procedures for rigging apply. Please contact your Event Coordinator or the KBHCCD Stage Manager for more specific details regarding the policy and weight/rigging limits.

Can I just plug my equipment into existing outlets?

Does the power stay on 24 hours?
All our electrical services are 24-hour power at no additional cost.

Do I need to supply floor plans for my island booth?
Submit a floor plan a minimum of thirty (30) days prior to the first move-in day of your event showing the location of the service to be installed.

Do you provide rooftop access?
Care of the roof surface at KBHCCD is important to maintaining a leak-free building, therefore, roof access is not permitted. Signs and banners may not be hung from the roof of the building. Antennas may not be installed on the roof.

How do I get a Static IP?
How many connections do I get with my order?
How do I get additional connections?
Can I have the cable installed under the carpet?
Will I be guaranteed an internet connection?
Smart City Networks, the leading provider of telecommunication and event technology services, expertly arranges turnkey services for show managers and exhibitors. Our specialists have extensive expertise in pre-show installation, on-site support and post-show billing. All you have to do is decide which services best address your requirements:

• Video Conferencing

• Virtual trade shows

• Webcasting (Internet broadcasting)

• Show infrastructure design, installation and support

• Telephone lines, instruments and calling plans

• Dedicated modem lines and instruments

• Special circuits: ISDN, DSL, T-1, T-3

• Networking: Ethernet, internet, point-to-point/multipoint

• Cellular phones and papers

• Equipment rentals

Janae Tinsley, General Manager
(214) 853-8900
(214) 853-8901 fax

For Cable TV Broadband Services contact AT&T Service Center: 1 (800) 246-8464

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