Charline McCombs Empire Theatre


208 E. Houston Street
San Antonio, TX 78205


Once vaudeville house. Once motion picture theater. Today, a historic live performance theater in the heart of downtown. The Charline McCombs Empire Theatre was built in 1913 on the site of the former Rische’s Opera House, and after a slow decline, was closed in 1978. The City later purchased and redeveloped the Empire Theatre, along with neighboring Majestic Theatre, and reopened its doors (and curtains!) for a wide variety of programming including intimate musical concerts, comedy attractions, children’s theater, and private events. Today, the Empire boasts 856 seats, a flexible seating system on the main floor, and adjustable platforms for both banquet and cabaret table seating options. Come experience magic on the historic Empire stage.