Majestic and Empire Theaters

Experience the magic of times past at these breathtakingly preserved locations. The Majestic Theater, which opened in 1929, features a stunning Spanish Mediterranean design throughout its interior. This includes a ceiling covered in glittering stars and clouds, a marble foyer floor, and a massive chandelier. Its past splendor has been lovingly restored, making it a tourist-favorite spot. Concerts, plays, and musicals are just some of the entertainment options at the theater. Famous artists like Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, and Harry Houdini have all performed at the Majestic.

The nearby Empire Theater was also constructed in 1929, and like the Majestic, it has an Art Deco décor with vivid colors and geometric motifs. With fewer than a thousand spectator seats than the Majestic, this theater is better suited to hosting smaller events and productions. The Imperial Theater, a famous venue for live performances, stand-up comedy, and film screenings, has also been brought back to its former glory.

Both theaters are centrally located in downtown San Antonio, making them great options for a fun evening out. Before the show, stop at one of the numerous neighboring restaurants for dinner and drinks. Take a stroll around San Antonio's historic River Walk after the show.

How to explore Majestic and Empire Theaters?

  • Take a look at the schedule to find out what's playing during your stay. Productions of Hamilton, The Lion King, and Wicked, among many others, have been seen in both theaters on several occasions.
  • The backstage areas of these theaters are revealed in informative guided tours. Dressing rooms, the stage, and other elements of the theaters that are usually hidden from public viewing are open to you during the tour. It is an excellent method of studying the background and design of these renowned structures.
  • The Empire Theater shows movies and is another enjoyable option. This theater occasionally screens cult classics and other cinematic gems, providing movie buffs a rare opportunity to experience their favorite films in a one-of-a-kind environment.
  • The Empire Theater hosts both regional and national acts for your entertainment.
  • Attend one of the events scheduled in a year. The San Antonio Book Festival and the Children's Ballet of San Antonio's Nutcracker are just two examples of special events and festivals you can enjoy at the theaters.
  • Fine dine at the neighboring restaurants like The Esquire Tavern, Zinc Cafe, Bohanan's Prime Steaks & Seafood.

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Address of Majestic and Empire Theaters

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

Opening & Closing time of Majestic and Empire Theaters

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