About Us

Opening in the Fall of 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 experiences of McAllen and the entire Rio Grande Valley. Through this commitment, the facility will offer the most advanced performing arts center south of San Antonio as well as providing a broader variety of entertainment and live performances that have never been possible before in South Texas.

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(956) 681-3800



  • Adjustable acoustics to accommodate popular music to symphonic orchestra
  • Approximately 1,800 seats
  • Performance Center is 93,471 sf
  • 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
  • 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

Statement of Purpose

“The McAllen Performing Arts Center serves as a premiere venue for the performing arts so as to enhance the range, quality and accessibility of cultural fare available to the public; to promulgate arts education; and to contribute to the cultural life of McAllen, the Rio Grande Valley, South Texas and Northern Mexico.”

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