2755 N. Panam Expressway, San Antonio, TX, US, 78208
- Phone: (210) 229-9220
- Fax: (210) 229-1242
Come be a part of magic and history with a visit to the Aztec Theatre. Located in downtown, this theater has hosted some historic performances since 1926. Having undergone a major face lift over the years, it possesses excellent visual and acoustic capabilities as well as a grand theatrical space. Some of the very best performers have all laid foot here. The Aztec offers an excellent season of breath taking, awe striking and majestically crafted contemporary performances. It is also used for other cultural and community events Call ahead for reservations, and do check their website for a program of schedule.
This venue for arts, born in 1913, was then the largest theater in the city. Now managed by the Arts Center Enterprises, Inc. (who also manage the Majestic Theatre), it has been renovated with an elegant decor. Creative architectural designs have been incorporated and the adjustable main floor gives scope to various seating arrangements. It is an ideal venue to host events, such as seminars and conferences, besides performing arts events. Enjoy the best Broadway shows and other entertainment shows, and not to forget, the marvelous design of the theater itself!
This 2,400 blue seat theatre, a pride of San Antonio, was born in 1949. Back then, it was the largest home to theatre in the country. The black light murals and other elements of the interiors are reflections of the history of Mexico and the United States of America. This center celebrates Latin culture in its diverse forms like art, music and so on. It works in partnership with Smithsonian Institution and the John F. Kennedy Center. Together they hold exhibitions, educational events and aim at delivering high quality performances. The Latinos in the country proudly refer to Alameda as the Apollo Theatre.
Built in 1929, the Majestic boasts of being the prime venue in the city for performing arts. It is managed by the Art Center Enterprises, Inc., which also manages the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre. The architecture reflects influences from the Baroque and the Mediterranean. Elaborate ornamentation, colorful walls with creeping grape vines, statues, a tiled roof and many other design elements convert the venue into a magical setting. Home to touring Broadway shows and the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra, this recently renovated theater, with a huge stage and grand lobbies, also plays host to private and corporate events.
For more than 60 years, the city's symphony has brought beautiful music and music education to a sometimes arts-challenged citizenry. In recent years, the organization has struggled financially but has continued its tradition of excellence. Whether performing timeless classics or innovative modern arrangements, or accompanying mainstream artists such as James Taylor or Willie Nelson, it has proven its worth as one of the city's finest treasures. The organization also reaches out to educate the community, particularly children, with its Instrument Petting Zoo, which affords children the opportunity to touch and experiment with many of the instruments.
On December 9, 1835, the Articles of Capitulation for the Mexican Army was signed by Perfecto de Cos, right in this place. Today, however, the venue is used for varied purposes, not political. If your wedding is a small and private affair, this might just be the place for your reception. You can also host other private events here. An appealing patio, sheltered porch, two medium sized rooms, restrooms, and a utilitarian kitchen constitute the Cos House. Call to fix an appointment for viewing the premises.
Come by for a one-of-a-kind theatre going experience. The Arneson River theatre is located on the southern side of River San Antonio. Watch all the events from the other side of the river, where the auditorium is situated. Made of grassy steps, the auditorium has a capacity of 800-1000 people. Watch out for the periodic concerts, plays, and dance or musical performances. You can also hire the venue to stage a particular performance. Call and fix an appointment, if you want to check details about the venue. There is an additional building available for hosting guests, where alcoholic beverages can be served and sold, only with a proper TABC permit.
A popular venue for community events in the downtown area, La Villita Assembly Hall hosts various workshops, live shows and much more. If you want to discover the culture of this city, then do make a stop at this hall, as a passel of events are held here throughout the year.
This fine art co-operative pays its tribute to local art by hosting shows and allowing artists to display their work at the gallery nestled in Florian House. Around 360 artists work to create artistic wonders. Browse through the fine art on display like the acrylic works, oil works, water color paintings, and more. Have a look at the photographs on display. Three-dimensional art works, including batik, wood, jewelry, egg carving and hand-blown glass are also exhibited. The River Art Show that takes place in October features a competition between members. The gallery also hosts an art show during San Antonio's Fiesta.
Not that the famed River Walk area needs more reasons to visit it, but this popular feast-fest has quickly become one of the more anticipated events of the year. Over 20 restaurants open their kitchens along the River Walk creating a giant, scenic buffet with a weekend-like party atmosphere. In years past food items have included ribs, fajitas and innovative soups. An admission ticket grants access to all the food and drinks, as well as transportation to the event via the River Barge.
The Antonio Conservation Society presents, A Night in Old San Antonio (NIOSA) a four-night fun event. Every year more than a 100,000 people participate in the event, which is a part of the Fiesta San Antonio. The village is segregated into fifteen different cultural areas during the four night celebration. Each group represents San Antonian culture in various forms of food, clothing, music and entertainment, a feast for all your senses! The four nights are not restricted to fun alone, but they help in preserving the culture of San Antonio and educating the future generations about the rich heritage.