Built in 1929, the Majestic Theatre is the prime venue in the city for performing arts. The architecture reflects Baroque and Mediterranean influences. Elaborate ornamentation, colorful walls with creeping grape vines, statues, a tiled roof, and many other design elements make this venue a magical setting. It features a huge stage and grand lobbies, also plays host to private and corporate events.
Despite its name, you won't find any feed or farm equipment for sale at John T. Floore's Country Store. This music venue has hosted many renowned musical artists and launched the careers of several others. Willie Nelson, B.B. King, Bob Dylan, and Elvis Presley have all performed here. Munch on some tamales from the cafe and sip on a Lone Star while enjoying world-class performances at this historic Texas venue.
In 1915, the city requested a Japanese immigrant and his wife to transform an old rock quarry into a Japanese-styled garden, and a man named Mr. Kimi Eizo Jingu agreed to the task. He started with a rock house, which still stands today and is surrounded by winding pebble walkways, stone bridges, a waterfall and tranquil pools. His work transformed the old rock quarry into a garden filled with lily ponds and lush green vegetation. With the onset of World War II and the growing anti-Japanese sentiment that surrounded it, the city council changed the garden's name to "Chinese Sunken Garden." In 1983, the original name was finally restored.
Home of the San Antonio Spurs basketball team, the AT&T Center houses many sporting events in basketball and hockey, as well as the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. It is also a premier facility for concerts, with big-name acts in music and comedy regularly paying a visit to the AT&T Center stage.
The city's largest theme park now boasts not only the shows and musical reviews that made it popular, but also dozens of rides and a water park. Each year the park adds new and faster rides, primarily in the roller coaster category. The water park expands each year, as well. In addition, the musical shows always manage to upstage what had been done previously. All of the shows are held at Lone Star Lil's in Crackaxle Canyon. Definitely an all-day trip, Fiesta Texas is a fun adventure.
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.
This venue for arts, born in 1913 CE, 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!
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.
Come by for a one-of-a-kind theater going experience. The Arneson River Theatre is located on the southern side of River San Antonio but the audience sits is located on the northern side of the river. The picturesque view of a river running right in front of the stage makes any performance seem magical. Take a seat on one of the grassy steps and enjoy a thrilling outdoor show. This theater is known for holding concerts, plays, musical performances, and more.
Nestled within the La Villita Historic Arts Village, the Mayor Maury Maverick Plaza is dedicated to the city's celebrated former mayor. The plaza features his statue at the center and large open space surrounding it which is used as a venue for large scale festivals and events. This includes the fantastic annual Maverick Music Festival which sees a crowd of more than 2000 music lovers gather here to watch the performances of the local and national artists/ bands.