The Cultural Activities Center (CAC) hosts three separate professionally produced musical and theater entertainment series, lecture and concert series, as well as international symphony and orchestra performances with The Central Texas Orchestral Society. New gallery exhibitions and openings occur every month, and numerous events are held in the banquet facilities, landscaped courtyard, meeting rooms, or 487-seat auditorium. With the recent addition of the Strasburger Hall, the CAC can host dinners for up to 300 to 320 people. The CAC organization provides a home for the city's non-profit organizations for the promotion and production of the performing and musical arts and humanities. The CAC organization works with other cultural organizations with outreach programs into the educational system.
The Temple Civic Theatre, with a full-time, professional staff, performs six main-series productions each year along with other special presentations.
Temple is proud to be home of the Temple Symphony Orchestra as it launches into its fourteenth season. Throughout the season, the Temple Symphony Orchestra features local as well as national and international artists performing classical music, pops and jazz. The founding musical director and conductor is Thomas Fairlie who leads the highly talented 65-member orchestra.