Founded in 1912 as the San Antonio Little Theatre as part of the growing Little Theater movement sweeping the nation, The Public Theater of San Antonio operates in the first city-owned and city-built theater in the United States. The Public produces a series of professional live theater productions annually. Each year, more than 30,000 patrons attend performances or participate in our community engagement programs. The Public’s staff, with the help of 250 volunteers, produces a series of plays in its two theaters.
The Russell Hill Rogers Theater, seating 350 patrons, is home to larger plays and musicals while The Cellar Theater, seating 60 patrons, houses a variety of dramas, comedies, and experimental works. Both stages host original works by local playwrights as well as classic and recent Broadway hits. The Public contracts hundreds of local artists, showcasing some of San Antonio’s greatest talent. In July 2017, The Public entered into a contractual agreement with Actors Equity Association to become San Antonio’s first and only regional AEA Small Professional Theater.
502 is the newest music venue in San Antonio. It has a great lighting system, a great stage, an amazing selection of drinks, and friendly staff. As a small music venue, 502 enables the audience to feel that performances seem closer to the bands or artists performing in your living room than a bigger venue. It is about to become the popular place for the young generations in San Antonio.
The Gruene Hall is located in New Braunfels ( about 40 miles away from San Antonio), but it is worth visiting because The Gruene Hall, built in 1878, is Texas’ oldest dance hall. Its design has not physically changed much since the Hall was built, featuring a 6,000 square foot dance hall and a high pitched tin roof. People come to here to enjoy live music, cool drinks and a relaxed atmosphere.
Luna the only classic sit-down live music nightclub in San Antonio. It is famous for its Soul, Blues, R&B, Jazz, and Reggae music during the weekend live entertainment. Luna is the place to enjoy good music and drinks in an intimate setting. With a wide variety of ages and cultural backgrounds of the crowd, Luna attracts people as a popular weekend spot.
With big venue, top-notch artists and delicious burgers, Sam’s Burger Joint is one of the most famous live music bar in San Antonio. It is the home of blues and rock music. In addition to its famous music and drinks, Sam’s has some of the best burgers in town, including the featured mammoth 1lb burger.
As a music bar opened in May, 2015, Paper Tiger is trying to bring great local and regional bands to the city. You can enjoy good music and drinks with a reasonable price in Paper Tiger‚Äôs Indoor/outdoor covered concert space. You can also enjoy various music types here, including indie, punk, noise, hardcore, hip hop, electronic, and country.