Music & Theater
in Rio Grande Valley, TX

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If you’re looking for a fun alternative to the same old movie theater outing – whether with friends or family – take a look at our music & theater options. This area is full of exciting things to do, including theatrical productions and musicals.

Check out our venues below and add some magic to your days. Each listing includes a more detailed description of the venue and the events they host, as well as their name, address, phone number, website, and driving directions.
Camille Lightner Playhouse
Camille Lightner Playhouse

(956) 542-8900

1 Dean Porter Park
Brownsville, TX 78520   Directions Website

Welcome to the Camille Lightner Playhouse, where they bring the magic of live theater to life. They are proud to showcase six breathtaking musicals that will leave you mesmerized. Their productions feature exceptional casts, stunning sets, and incomparable talent, a feast for the senses you can't afford to miss.

The passionate actors, directors, musicians, volunteers, board members, and patrons work tirelessly to create spellbinding stage performances that entertain and inspire a profound love and appreciation for the art of theater. They are committed to tapping into the impressive talents and abilities of individuals from the Brownsville community and cultivating artistic skills in young children. So join this exciting journey and allow yourself to enter a world of wonder and enchantment. Whether you're a lifelong theater enthusiast or a first-time attendee, they promise you an experience that will captivate your imagination and leave you wanting more.

Citrus Live Theatre
Citrus Live Theatre

(956) 595-1152

108 N 12th Ave
Edinburg, TX 78541   Directions Website

Citrus Live is an exceptional live entertainment venue you have been waiting for. It is a multipurpose space that hosts concerts, comedy shows, and other live entertainment events. You can experience the best live music, theater, arts, and community under one roof. They offer various programs suitable for all ages, from music performances and classical ballet to community theater and dance. You'll indeed find something that suits your taste.

Their theater is perfect for celebrating special occasions like weddings, birthday parties, or graduation parties. With a full bar and state-of-the-art sound system, your event will be the talk of the town. You can join them for movie nights that will take you back to the golden era of cinema when Hollywood was bustling with glam and glitz, and romance was all the rage. You can watch your favorite classic films projected on the big screen and enjoy snacks from the concession stand while sipping a cocktail from the bar. They guarantee you'll have a great time and relive the golden days.

HCISD Performing Arts Center
HCISD Performing Arts Center

(956) 427-3571

3217 W Wilson Rd
Harlingen, TX 78552   Directions Website

The HCISD Performing Arts Center is a magnificent facility that has taken the Rio Grande Valley by storm. It provides a premier venue for the most talented students of Harlingen to showcase their skills in band, choir, orchestra, and theater performances during local and state competitions.

It is an outstanding location for community events, featuring a seating capacity of up to 956 guests. The PAC's advanced acoustics system sets the standard for South Texas, enabling exceptional musical clarity and sound projection, making it the ideal location for onstage recordings. Its full-fly tower and advanced theatrical systems allow the hosting of various events. The PAC inspires students and communities to strive for excellence by setting a high-performance standard. Join them for an unforgettable experience at the HCISD Performing Arts Center.

Harlingen Community Theatre
Harlingen Community Theatre

(956) 412-7529

1209 Fair Park Blvd
Harlingen, TX 78550   Directions Website

Discover the excitement of the Harlingen Community Theatre and become a part of the vibrant theater community. The four to five Broadway-quality musicals or plays each year feature the most talented local performers of the RGV area. They dedicate their efforts to providing a platform for aspiring actors of all ages to showcase their skills and hold auditions for each show before Opening Night.

But the best part? You don't have to be on stage to be a part of the magic. They also offer volunteering opportunities for those who prefer to work behind the scenes. Join their fantastic team and help create unforgettable experiences for audiences. They showcase dance performances, choral concerts, piano and voice recitals, beauty pageants, and more. Come and see why the Harlingen Community Theatre is the place to be.

McAllen Convention Center
McAllen Convention Center

(956) 681-3800

700 Convention Center Blvd
McAllen, TX 78501   Directions Website

Are you looking for a remarkable event venue that can accommodate various occasions? Look no further than the McAllen Convention Center. This 18.5-acre complex in McAllen, Texas, is the perfect destination for your next event. With over 500 events hosted annually, attracting an average of 400,000 visitors yearly, the McAllen Convention Center is a multi-purpose event center with top-notch facilities, including a column-free exhibit hall spanning 60,000 sq. ft., a grand ballroom, two boardrooms, and up to 16 breakout rooms.

Whether planning a concert or a wedding, the McAllen Convention Center offers the perfect picturesque backdrop for your special day. With its outstanding facilities, it's no surprise that it has become a popular choice for events of all kinds. You can plan your next event at the McAllen Convention Center with complete confidence, knowing you'll experience state-of-the-art facilities and exceptional customer service. So why wait? Book your next event at the McAllen Convention Center and make it a success.

McAllen Performing Arts Center
McAllen Performing Arts Center

(956) 681-3800

801 Convention Center Blvd
McAllen, TX 78501   Directions Website

Discover the ultimate destination for performing arts at The McAllen Performing Arts Center. This magnificent venue has a seating capacity of 1,800 and showcases an array of entertainment, art, and cultural events that cater to all interests. There's always something for everyone, from theater to dance, comedy to music.

Since its inauguration, the center has hosted over 450 world-class events that have left a lasting impression on audiences. The City of McAllen is passionate about enhancing the arts and cultural experiences for all residents and the Rio Grande Valley. This commitment has resulted in a state-of-the-art facility offering the most advanced performing arts center, providing an unparalleled experience previously unimaginable in South Texas. Join the McAllen Performing Arts Center and immerse yourself in an unforgettable cultural journey that will leave you longing for more.

Payne Arena
Payne Arena

(956) 646-1050

2600 N 10th St
Hidalgo, TX 78557   Directions Website

Join Payne Arena and experience world-class entertainment at Hidalgo's premier multi-purpose complex. This state-of-the-art $20 million facility offers a range of exciting events such as ice hockey, football, soccer, and concerts for up to 7,000 people. With 25 luxurious suites and 500 club seats, you can enjoy the best of entertainment in style. The arena also features a 2,000-square-foot lounge, a 1,000-square-foot bar, and a 300-square-foot pro shop for your convenience.

Payne Arena has been the go-to destination for top-tier shows and concerts in the Rio Grande Valley, and they are proud to celebrate with you. Whether you are a sports fan or a music lover, their arena promises an unforgettable experience that will leave you wanting more.

Pharr Community Theater
Pharr Community Theater

(956) 655-9308

213 W Newcombe Ave
Pharr, TX 78577   Directions Website

The Pharr Community Theater Company has been enriching the cultural life of the Rio Grande Valley for over a decade. As a non-profit organization, they have always focused on producing high-quality plays that captivate audiences and leave them wanting more. With 3-4 main-stage productions each year, they have become a leading live theatre production company in Hildago County.

But it's not just about the performances. The Company also offers scriptwriting and acting classes for all ages, taught by experienced coaches and students from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley drama department. These classes give aspiring writers and actors the skills and confidence they need to pursue their dreams.

UTRGV Opera Theater
UTRGV Opera Theater

(956) 882-7768

1 W University Blvd
Brownsville, TX 78520   Directions Website

UTRGV Opera Theatre is a vibrant artistic community that offers various engaging and creative experiences for music and theatre enthusiasts. Throughout the year, performances showcase the best of opera and musical theatre, including mainstage productions, opera scenes, and community outreach performances.

The Opera Workshop ensemble is a fantastic opportunity for UTRGV students to explore their passion for opera and musical theatre. Through auditions open to all university majors, students can perform and delve into the vast repertoire of operatic and musical theatre works. They'll also learn about production, including costuming, set design, stagecraft, and direction. Whether you're an aspiring performer or interested in learning more about opera and musical theatre, UTRGV Opera Theatre is the perfect place to ignite your creativity and explore your passion for the arts.

Valley Symphony Orchestra
Valley Symphony Orchestra

(956) 661-1615

4316 N 10th St Ste 100
McAllen, TX 78504   Directions Website

Discover the Valley Symphony Orchestra, a professional symphony orchestra that has enriched lives since 1952. From humble beginnings as a group of volunteer musicians, the VSO has now grown into a 90+ member professional ensemble and a 100+ member volunteer choir.

The VSO's mission is to bring joy and inspiration to the people of the Rio Grande Valley through the exceptional performance and preservation of great music. With a commitment to artistic excellence, the VSO aims to engage, inspire, and educate the community through live performances. Join them and experience the transformative power of music with the Valley Symphony Orchestra.

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