The Majestic Theater - 208 East Houston Street - San Antonio, Texas 78205
Majestic Theater San Antonio.. or actually the true spelling is Majestic Theatre San Antonio.. is a premier venue for San Antonio theater. Good thing, too because it is an absolutely gorgeous venue and quite an intimate setting as well.
At the Majestic, you can really get up close and personal with live shows like:
Texas, being the second biggest state in the U.S., has a lot of memorable places. One of the most distinctive places there, a venue for events and shows, is located in the city of San Antonio.. the Majestic Theatre.
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Majestic Theatre is definitely majestic alright. It is simply the place to be if you want some great entertainment. Majestic Theater is the largest and definitely the oldest theater in the wonderful city of San Antonio, Texas. The theater actually belongs to the city of San Antonio.
Built in 1929, the theatre was a masterpiece of John Eberson – an architect known for his atmospheric designs. Majestic Theatre can hold up to 2,311 people. It is also known for its wondrous Spanish revival/Skyscraper/Mediterranean architectural style. The theater is air-conditioned (was the first theater to be fully air-conditioned). The Majestic Theatre San Antonio, being the largest theater in Texas, has 3 balconies – only two of which are functional. It is currently listed on the ‘National Register of Historical Places’ or NRHP (since 1975), ‘National Historic Landmark’ (since 1993).
Did you know that Majestic Theatre closed its ‘doors’ in 1930 due to the Great Depression? Yikes! Thank goodness it was only for several weeks. It was reopened as people were looking for entertainment and that time, it was kind of their ‘escape’ to the said economic depression.
In 1974, the Majestic Theater San Antonio closed its ‘doors’ again – indefinitely. This was due to the ever changing entertainment ‘behavior’. Thanks to the Las Casas Foundation for their hard work to raise enough money to restore the theater leading to the theater’s re-opening in 1989.
The San Antonio Symphony is housed within Majestic Theatre and has been since it reopened. And since the reopen, the theater has been one of the greatest San Antonio venues for shows, concerts, tours and many more. Another renovation was made when the authorities finally acquired the Little Brady building leading to a $3.5 million expansion in 1995. When that expansion was finally completed in 1996, the Majestic Theater really proved to be one, if not the only one, of the best theaters in Texas.
Majestic Theatre San Antonio is definitely THE place for events and shows. Some of the artists and acts that were able to perform on the ‘Majestic stage’ were Mickey Rooney, George Burns, Jack Benny, Bob Hope, B.B. King, Tony Bennett, Lyle Lovett, Sting, Miss Saigon, Cats, Ragtime, Cabaret, Les Miserables, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and George Lopez… just to name a few.
Some of the artists/musicals that are scheduled to perform at the ever lovely Majestic Theater in the next few months are Ballet San Antonio for ‘The Nutcracker’, Fiddler on the Roof, Robert Earl Keen, Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker, Les Miserables, Willie Nelson, Bill Cosby, Cats, Blue Man Group, Renee Fleming, Ray Price, Doobie Brothers, Billy Elliot, La Cage Aux Folles, and of course, the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra, and many more.
Majestic Theater San Antonio Location: Located at 224 E., street name called Houston – in downtown San Antonio, Texas. For parking, the nearest available will be the Mid-City parking garage (corner College Street and Navarro) which is across La Mansion Hotel. There are other parking spaces scattered around the theatre – some of them, you have to pay to park.
Majestic Theater San Antonio Address: 224 E. Houston StreetSan Antonio, Texas 78205
So the next time you are in the city, don’t hesitate to come and see your favorite artists on tour and Broadway shows at the Majestic Theater San Antonio.