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The Plaza Theatre has been in operation since 1930 and is one of the largest venues to catch a show in the entire Southwest. It hosts stage shows and also screens movies, but most people that come are awestruck by the grandiose Spanish Colonial architecture and design. The Plaza was nearly demolished in 1986, however a benevolent community association stepped in to save it. Today, guests can see many diverse shows on stage, from popular musicals and stand-up acts to concerts.
If you happen to be in El Paso and prefer live theater and performance art, then head to the Abraham Chavez Theater. It is located right near the larger El Paso Convention Center and the architecture resembles that of a spaceship. Nonetheless, access to the theater is convenient, with a seating arrangement that can accommodate approximately 2500 people. It is one of the best places to catch a show.
El Paso Playhouse is located in the heart of the city and, being one of the oldest theaters in the city, is the hub for cultural events and theater. The stage showcases both contemporary as well as classic plays performed by professional local and touring talent. The theater is spacious with plenty of seating and excellent acoustics and lighting ensuring that every seat in the house offers a first class experience.