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Perot Theatre

221 Main St, Texarkana, TX 75501-5602
+1 903-792-4992
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This theater is gorgeous! Built in the 30's with beautiful gold and blue color scheme! It... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Aubrey H
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I’ve been to Perot many times over the years. The Perot is a focal point of Texarkana with it’s... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The beautiful restored Perot Theatre, located in downtown Texarkana at 3rd and Main St, has been a landmark since 1924 when it opened as the Saenger Amusement Company's "Gateway to the Southwest" theatre. Fully restored by the City of Texarkana, TX in 1979-80, the building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Texarkana natives, H. Ross Perot and his sister Bette, through the Perot Foundation, contributed much of the restoration costs in memory of his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Gabriel Ross Perot. In recognition of this contribution, the Texarkana, TX City Council renamed the building - The Perot Theatre. The theatre annually hosts the Perot Theatre Series, as well as numerous rentals throughout the year. The Perot Theatre is owned by the City of Texarkana, TX and the Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council is contracted to program and manage the theatre.
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“box office” (6 reviews)
“sound system” (2 reviews)
“great tour” (2 reviews)
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221 Main St, Texarkana, TX 75501-5602
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This theater is gorgeous! Built in the 30's with beautiful gold and blue color scheme! It transports you back to a time of live shows and ballets! It's such a fun experience whether it's a concert, musical, play or ballet the Perot is a great...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been to Perot many times over the years. The Perot is a focal point of Texarkana with it’s ornate architecture. Great care has been given to this historical building so that all may enjoy it. The Perot has been home to musicals, plays, Queen...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The theater is old world classic! Texarkana is very fortunate to have such a facility. Also the staff is excellent.

Thank Craig M
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TRAHC_Perot, Public Relations Manager at Perot Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words!

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

We enjoyed a private tour this morning. Our tour guide shared many historical facts about the theatre, and some quirky tidbits. We were in awe of the beautiful interior that has been lovingly restored & maintained. Stairs are included in the tour to reach the...More

Thank Laurie H
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TRAHC_Perot, Public Relations Manager at Perot Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Thank you so much for the wonderful review Laurie H and would love to have y'all return to enjoy one of our upcoming performances!!

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

It has been beautifully restored to its original beauty. The details are wonderful. The staff is friendly and full of details. We had a great tour.

Thank Penny F
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TRAHC_Perot, Public Relations Manager at Perot Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thank you so much for your review the Perot Theatre! I am thrilled to hear you had a great experience. Come back and see us anytime you are in town.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We went to a production of On Golden Pond. We live in the same television market and have been hearing about the Perot Theater for a long time. We always said we wanted to go, but never did it. It is a beautiful building. If...More

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TRAHC_Perot, Public Relations Manager at Perot Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thank you so much for your review. While there are differences between us and The Strand, the similarities are all around us. I am thrilled to hear you had a great experience and hope you continue to see great productions and performances at both historic...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

There's no better place to spend an evening in Texarkana than the Perot Theater! Montana Repertory's performance of "On Golden Pond" presented us with an unforgettable theater experience. It's conveniently located next door to Pecan Point Gastropub which makes it perfect for dinner and a...More

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TRAHC_Perot, Public Relations Manager at Perot Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thank you for the review. Enjoying dinner at Pecan Point before attending a show does make for a great evening. We love to have Montana Repertory come to our historic theatre. I am glad to hear you had a great evening and hope you will...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

This theatre is breathtaking with the plaster and gold leaf details. Everywhere you look there is architectural details that will amaze you. It takes you back in time to the old theatres. It is definitely a sight to behold.

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TRAHC_Perot, Public Relations Manager at Perot Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thank you so much for your review. The details seem to change with every tour; something new reveals itself. I am glad to hear you had a great tour and have been touched by our own time machine.

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

I was a child when I attended my first concert at the Perot Theatre. I remember being bewitched by the baroque and ornate architecture and the overall smoothness of the event. Decades later, after many visits, the Perot Theatre still continues to offer this first-rate...More

Thank Jean-Luc P
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TRAHC_Perot, Public Relations Manager at Perot Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Wow! Thank you so much for your great review. I hope this will inspire others to take advantage of such a great historical opportunity that also offers great entertainment year round.

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

We have been many times and have always have a great time and the shows , from off broadway to the Christmas shows we have never disapointed .

Thank Edward W
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TRAHC_Perot, Public Relations Manager at Perot Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thank you for your kind words and review!

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Chassie L
30 May 2018|
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Response from TRAHC_Perot | Property representative |
I apologize for not responding sooner. I had not idea I could get messages on here. Orchestra O and N are 2 row back from the middle of the floor. They are excellent seats. If you go to our website, you can view the... More
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Lawrence K
31 July 2016|
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Response from Luv2Trvl94511 | Reviewed this property |
Google Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council. They'll have the schedule on their site.
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krh002
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Response from Audrey D |
When we went there were no regularly scheduled tours. We went into the office area and visited with the folks who just offered the tour. It was very informal.
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