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Charline McCombs Empire Theatre

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Address: 226 N Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2305
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Great venue for performers, horrible seating for attendees

Attended for first time, and enjoyed the performance very much, but the seating is horrible, narrow, tight, and almost unbearable.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Corky G
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attended for first time, and enjoyed the performance very much, but the seating is horrible, narrow, tight, and almost unbearable.

Thank Corky G
San Antonio, Texas
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

A lovely restored theater in downtown San Antonio. I recently attended a performance and sat in row G of the mezzanine level. We had a great view of the stage. My only issue is the rows are close together so the leg room for someone my height (~ 6 ft) was a bit tight. However, my companion is only about... More 

Thank Doug P
Houston, Texas
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2015

First and foremost, The Empire Theater is a BEAUTIFUL classic theater that has been restored to accommodate some amazing shows. If you're listening to music, the acoustics are WONDERFUL! Every seat in the house holds a great view and the lighting is magical! We visited the theater for a concert. HOWEVER, I am deducting points due to the overly aggressive... More 

2 Thank Gypsy70Houston_Texas
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2015

Wife, kids (8,5) enjoyed play at this magical theater. Every seat is close to stage. Old but in awesome conditions.

2 Thank justtraveling_12
Gonzales, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2014

Just very beautiful in there and the performers are real close. In the back rows you still can see the performers. Not real close but you still can see great

1 Thank Patsy F
San Antonio, Texas
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2014

This is a great place for music. You will not be far from the performers wherever you sit. But be forewarned. It is an old theater. This means a lot of stairs and bathrooms all the way in the basement. There is one elevator, but it gets busy. So just go light on the liquor at the bars (on several... More 

Thank Steve Y
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2013

I went to the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre to see Tracy Morgan the comedian. The theatre is small but beautifully done. Every seat in the theatre has a great view. The staff was extremely nice and helpful. I would definately go back to this theatre for another venue.

Thank Newyorklisa1
San Antonio, Texas
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109 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2013

This is the backside of the Majestic Theater and was only for blacks back in the day. Awesome renovation of the original artwork and wall treatments. It is going to get a new name soon so look for that.

1 Thank TheTikiTravelPlanner
Bulverde, Texas
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482 reviews
207 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 835 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2013

The Charlene McCombs Empire Theatre is such a jewel tucked quietly away in San Antonio. We love to attend shows at the theatre because it is so very easy to access and move around in. We owe a dept of gratitude to Charlene for saving this wonderful place.

2 Thank Emil F
San Antonio, Texas
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34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2012

Smaller than the Majestic but regal none-the-less. Great intimate venue for comedians and small bands/solos since you feel up close and personal.

1 Thank Immigrationdiva

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