The Majestic and Empire Theater was built in 1929 but closed its doors in 1974. The next year it was listed on the National Register of Historical Places and has since been the host site for a wide variety of concerts, performing arts events, and touring Broadway productions. Today it serves as a museum and is the home of the San Antonio Symphony.
The Tuesday Musical Club Artist Series, founded in 1901, was the first musical club for women in Texas and today is comprised of 250 members. Many famous musicians, mostly all in classical music, are produced by the club.
ARTS San Antonio is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to making the performing arts accessible to San Antonio residents. Their performances include a combination of dance, classical and contemporary music, fashion shows, ethnic performances, and theater.
The Children’s Chorus of San Antonio is in its 20th year of bringing choral music performance and educational opportunities to the children in the greater San Antonio area. The CCSA travels across the state, region, even around the world giving performances in places like Italy, Ireland, England, Canada, and of course, San Antonio.
The San Antonio Symphony, founded in 1939, is an inspiration and entertainment to those in San Antonio and all over the Southwest area. The orchestra is comprised of over a hundred musicians and makes its home at the spectacular Majestic Theater.
Offstage, Inc. is the second oldest producing company in San Antonio and has marched to the beat of its own drum since the day it opened in 1972. Steve Kellman says that “Offstage is the most consistently urban theater in this city.”
The Lyric Opera of San Antonio, holding concerts in the Municipal Auditorium, began in 1997 and performs to over 10,000 opera fans annually. It casts some of the finest voices in the country such as Fernando De La Mora, Kirstin Chavez, and Adriana Zabala. San Antonio offers a number of art galleries, such as the McNay Art Museum, Guadeloupe Cultural Arts Center, El Sol Studio, Artistic Endeavors Gallery, AnArte Gallery, and much more.