The Majestic Theatre is aptly named, for it is nothing if not majestic. The oldest and largest historic performing arts theater in downtown San Antonio, the building was constructed in 1929 for Interstate Theatres and today seats 2,264 guests. For many years, The Majestic was the largest movie theater in Texas, and the first movie house in the state to be air-conditioned. Similar to what you might find on Broadway in New York City, The Majestic is ornate and old-fashioned, classic and stunning. Stars seem to twinkle on the dark blue ceiling, and a Spanish colonial village appears to cling to its walls, as if the box seats were Juliet balconies on grand villas in Old Mexico. This is San Antonio's most beloved downtown performance venue, having seen everything from ballet shoes to cowboy boots. Opera, Jerry Seinfeld, Tony Bennett, and the San Antonio Symphony have all played here. Recent performances by Julio Iglesias, Willie Nelson and Family, Kristin Chenoweth, and Broadway musicals like "Wicked" and "Matilda" help hold up the Majestic's reputation for always having something interesting on stage.
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The Majestic Theatre
225 Houston St.
Our Rating Neighborhood Central/Downtown Hours Admission and schedules vary Transportation Streetcar: Red Phone 210/226-5700 Prices Admission varies with the artist or event Web site The Majestic Theatre