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The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts is a world-class venue on the banks of the San Antonio River. The iconic limestone arena was once called the Municipal Auditorium and originally built as a memorial to Americans who died fighting in World War I.The renovated center features a multi-purpose, 2039-seat Performance Hall and an outdoor performance plaza with a video wall and water taxi portal. Concerts, symphonies, operas, plays, ballets, and other performances are held here throughout the year. The center, has hence much evolved, and is now a symbol of the progressive creativity of San Antonio's individuals.
An open air amphitheater, this venue is used for both commercial and city co-sponsored events. Get together for musical evenings as there are jazz, country and rock concerts. You can catch the San Antonio Symphony playing here, too. For some laughter, catch a comedic theatrical performance. The setting is romantic as the stage is set against a wooded hillside, where cut-limestone buildings in Greek revival style contain the dressing rooms.
The Freeman Coliseum is home to the Central Hockey League team, the San Antonio Iguanas. This is more than just a sports venue. It has been visited by musicians such as rockers KISS, Elvis Presley, Lawrence Welk, Roy Rogers, Rod Stewart, and rappers Run DMC and Salt 'N' Peppa. But 1977 was definitely a year to remember as 10 major rock concerts were held here. Other events are also hosted, such as car shows, wrestling matches, religious ceremonies, arts and crafts shows and hunting and fishing expositions.
Located on Ft. Sam Houston, this community theater produces an average of eight plays a year. Talented actors, directors and technical staff come together from around the city to perform to sold out audiences. Past seasons have included works from Neil Simon, George Bernard Shaw and others. Dinner is served prior to the performance—you can choose from four entrees and three desserts, and you also get soup, salad and a beverage.