McAllen Performing Arts Center

Opening November 18, 2016, the New McAllen Performing Arts Center will present a wide variety of nationally recognized productions of music, dance and theater to the people of South Texas.  The City of McAllen is committed to enhancing the arts and cultural experience by delivering the most advanced performing arts center south of San Antonio by bringing a broader variety of entertainment and live performance that has never been possible before in South Texas.


  • Adjustable acoustics to accommodate popular music to symphonic orchestra
  • Approximately 1,800 seats
  • Performance Center is 93,471 sf
  • Four-story tower with roof top terrace overlooking Oval Park and the McAllen Convention Center
  • Hydraulic stage and orchestra lift allowing for height variations
  • Multi-purpose theater with over 2,300 sf of usable space
  • Monumental stairs with views to the outside
  • Restrooms conveniently located on every floor
  • Surrounded by shopping, restaurants and hotels
  • Three levels of seating
  • 1,093 seats in the main auditorium level
  • 422 seats in the first balcony level
  • 301 seats in the upper balcony
  • Valet and handicap parking
  • VIP Lounge in The Tower

Project Profile

  • Project Name: McAllen Performing Arts Center
  • Project Address: 801 Convention Center Blvd., McAllen, Texas 78501
  • Project Budget: $44.9 million
  • Projected Gross Square Feet: 93,741
  • Date of Completion: Fall 2016
  • Architect: ERO Architects
  • Associate Architect: Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture
  • Contractor: SpawGlass
  • Civil Engineer: Perez Consulting Engineers, LLC
  • Landscape Architect: Stephen Walker
  • Lighting Consultant: Essential Lighting Design Studio
  • Acoustics Consultant: Jaffe Holden Technologies
  • MEP Engineer: Halff Associates, Inc.
  • Structural Engineer: Hinojosa Engineering, Inc.
  • Theater Consultant: Schuler Shook


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