The Majestic Theatre is a National Historic Landmark and San Antonio’s oldest atmospheric theatre. It’s the current home of Broadway in San Antonio in addition to a variety of comedy and performing arts shows.

Built in 1929 in the Mediterranean style, the theatre has undergone many changes over the years. Enhancements to the sound and acoustics in 1989 allowed it to host the San Antonio Symphony and touring Broadway shows. A major expansion in 1996 enlarged and modernised the space, making it possible to accommodate much larger performances like The Lion King and Phantom of the Opera.

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Majestic Theatre highlights

The Majestic is an atmospheric theatre, designed to make the audience feel more immersed in the setting by way of the architecture, ornamentation, and projections. The theatre’s auditorium has towering glass windows, a projection of clouds that move across the ceiling, and a flock of stuffed birds watching from the balconies and flying overhead.

The Majestic was the first theatre in Texas to be completely air-conditioned, which was quite appealing in the 1920s South. During the theatre’s June premiere, every seat in the house was filled, with high-society women dressed in fur coats to attend the show.

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Good to know when visiting the Majestic Theatre

The theatre recommends that you arrive at least 30 minutes before the performance starts to allow ample time for parking, seating, and concessions. There is abundant city centre parking available near the venue, but you also have the option to reserve and pay for a parking spot in advance.

The Majestic Theatre is just a short walk or drive from the San Antonio River Walk, one of the most popular attractions in the city. You can explore all the restaurants and attractions along the River Walk before enjoying an evening at the theatre.

Majestic Theatre

Location: 224 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205, United States

Open: Box office hours Monday–Friday from 10 am to 5 pm (closed Saturday-Sunday)

Phone: +1 210-226-5700