Forest Forward hereby requests for proposals (RFP) from qualified firms and organizations to enter into a management agreement for the operations of the historic Forest Theater. The goal of this RFP is to identify one firm or organization who will manage the Forest Theater as an active performing arts facility that is responsive to community interests, provides opportunities for community engagement, and contributes to the revitalization of the South Dallas community. Please read the RFP for submission requirements.

An optional pre-proposal tour of the facility for interested proposers is scheduled for February 15, 2022 at 10:30 am CST. Interested parties are required to RSVP for the tour by emailing no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 12, 2022. A virtual tour will also be recorded and provided on email request after the live tour is complete.

All questions must be directed to no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 8, 2022. Responses to all questions submitted will be posted online at Interested applicants must submit a written proposal that follows the Proposal Format as outlined in this RFP.

Proposers must submit one electronic PDF copy to no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. Late proposals will not be considered.

Evaluation of proposals will be done in late March and early April by a committee that includes representatives of Forest Forward, as well as industry experts and community members. After reviewing the received proposals, Forest Forward may invite selected proposers to an interview, request additional information, and/or conduct site visits to a venue operated by the proposer.