811 S. Guadalupe St.
San Marcos, TX 78666
Phone: (512) 353-5300
Fax: (512) 353-8010
If you are looking for some excellent live music while in San Marcos, then head to the Texas Music Theater. This excellently equipped concert venue offers state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems and has a capacity of 1000 guests, which also includes its balcony seating. Though food is not served here, and outside food is not allowed, the venue does serve a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. See the website to know more.
Texas Cinemas Showplace is a movie theater located in San Marcos, close to the City Park and Texas State University at San Marcos. Given its proximity to the Texas State University, expect to find the ticket line full of students. Check out what this small cinema will be showing next every Tuesday at 4p on their website.
This cineplex has 12 screens in auditoriums with stadium seating for your viewing pleasure. For a more enjoyable experience, sit back and relax with popcorn and a soda from the refreshment stand. For film times, ticket prices and further information please see their website.
Located at Wonderworld Drive in San Marcos, Starplex is a contemporary movie theatre , which showcases all the latest movies on celluloid. To book your tickets, or know the show timings, please call ahead, or log on to their website.
Located at Dupuy Ranch Road in Martindale, this awesome concert venue lies to the south of Austin city. A cozy venue amidst green landscapes and San Marcos river, it sees a huge footfall, during major live performances. With a horde of talent being presented here, the venue is one among the favorite of music lovers. Music shows across all genres are hosted here on a timely basis, and passes for the same are let out well in advance. To catch an event at the Cool River Ranch, just log on to their website and stay updated.
Located about 25 miles (40.2 kilometers) from Downtown Austin, the Central Texas Speedway is a premiere, NASCAR approved racing track. The almost 40-acre (16.18 hectares) establishment also doubles up as a concert venue. Thanks to its total seating capacity of 3200, ample parking area, a well-appointed bar, state-of-the-art technological endowments and a fab VIP area, any event here is bound to be a success. Central Texas Speedway also offers a go-kart arena; there's something for everyone here.
A versatile event space, Cotton Gin is located at Railroad Street in Maxwell. Replete with a bull riding arena and sports complex, the space is also rented out for private and corporate events. Open space amidst beautiful nature, makes this a perfect spot to host weddings, parties or social gatherings. Visit website to know more.
One of the only remaining open theatres in USA, this one is still running packed shows, since its inception in 1948. Located at Flite Acres Road in Wimberley, it showcases a number on movies on weekends. With a rustic ambiance, and historic feel, the theatre is reminiscent of the times gone by. Apart from running shows, the theatre is also available on rent, for private events like parties and social gatherings. To know about their current shows, or to rent the facility, please call ahead, or log on to their website.
Wimberley Playhouse is home to The Wimberley Players. This 5,500 square-foot (510 square-meter) space is situated a short distance from Village Square. Equipped with a stage, piano, lighting and surround sound, seating, and technical inventory, it can accommodate up to 114 visitors. It showcases theatrical performances and productions by this group as well as presentations. In addition, its various rooms can be rented out for private events.
Held on weekends once a month from February to December, this market features over 100 vendors offering a wide variety of uniquely crafted items, candles, clothing, furniture, jewelry, packaged Texas-made foods, and much more. Live entertainment is also provided during this event.
Only about a 30-minute drive from downtown San Antonio, this hall's tiny stage has hosted more legendary musicians than you'd think possible. It is also not uncommon to encounter a film crew using the historic hall as a backdrop for a major motion picture or music video. The hall is basic, with its wooden floor, long bar, and cold beer, but it is also authentic. The building was constructed in the late 1880s as the social center of a small cotton farming community. In the 1970s it was saved from sure destruction by its current owners, and it has since become an institution in Texas music. Past performers have included Jerry Jeff Walker, Willie Nelson, Kelly Willis, Marty Stuart, Joe Ely and many, many more.
Founded in 1998, Emily Ann Theatre & Gardens is a theater, built in the memory of a young girl named Emily Ann Rolling. It is home to the 'Shakespeare Under the Stars', a program that nurtures and pursues the goal of developing young talent, giving them a platform to perform and encourage them to be better. As a part of this endeavor, the theater hosts variety of cultural and community events. For more information, check website or call ahead.