Charline McCombs Empire Theatre
226 N. St. Mary’s St.
San Antonio, TX 78205
The Charline McCombs Empire Theatre was built in 1913 on the site of the former Rische’s Opera House in downtown San Antonio. Designed in the style of a European palazzo by architects Mauran, Russell & Crow of St. Louis, the Empire operated as a vaudeville house and a motion picture theatre before being restored to a premiere live entertainment venue in 1998. The Empire is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is home to a wide variety of programming, including intimate musical concerts, comedy attractions, children’s theatre and private events.