Robert McDowell

Director, Patron Services at AT&T Performing Arts Center

Robert McDowell is the Director of Patron Services for the nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center. Robert joined the Center as a House Manager just before grand opening in 2009. He is now responsible for front-of-house and patron services, including managing more than 400 front-of-house volunteers and staff. Born and raised in Dallas, Robert is a graduate of St. Mark’s School of Texas and The University of North Texas, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio, Television and Film. He is a longtime member of the International Association of Venue Managers. When Robert is not at the Center, you can find him working on projects at home in Grapevine or spending time with his wife Kelly (a former Center employee) and their two children. They enjoy vacationing in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida and cheering on the college football national champion Clemson Tigers. Robert is thankful to have the opportunity to work at such an incredible facility in the heart of the Dallas Arts District.


  • Director, Patron Services

    Current role