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Plaza Theatre

Plaza Theatre
Plaza Theatre
Plaza Theatre
Plaza Theatre

As a National Historic Building of Significance, built in 1930 and restored to its original atmospheric theater splendor in 2006, the Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Center is conveniently located in downtown El Paso-just a brief walk from the Judson F. Williams Convention Center and the Abraham Chavez Theatre.

The theatre was built with Spanish Colonial Revival architecture and features intricately painted ceilings, mosaic-tiled floors, decorative metal railings and antique furniture. As one of the remaining atmospheric theaters in the United States, The Plaza conveys the illusion that viewers are seated outdoors in a Spanish courtyard. The stars on the ceiling reflect the Southwestern sky in June. In addition to its rich decor, the Mighty Wurlitzer Blaban III Organ is one of only six ever made. The organ has 1,071 pipes and can simulate 15 different instruments.

In addition to the 2,050-seat Kendall Kidd Performance Hall, the Plaza Theatre features the 200-seat Philanthropy Theatre and the Alcantar Sky Garden, a delightful rental venue for private receptions, business parties and family gatherings.

The main box office is located at The Plaza Theatre and is affiliated with Ticketmaster.

Venue Details

There are 975 secure, underground parking spaces available within walking distance.

Seating Levels

Total Seating: 2,000–2,050+ seats, depending on production requirements
Orchestra Pit: 65 seats
Orchestra: 1,235 seats
Mezzanine: 374 seats
Balcony: 384 seats

Accessibility Services

Passenger elevator
Seating available for up to 21 wheelchairs
Assistive-listening system available at the box office
Accessible dressing room


24-hour, in-house security


Savor…El Paso is our in-house food and beverage provider. This superior catering service offers and impressive array of choices, from casual to fine dining.

Technical Specs

Full theatrical stage lighting
4 Xenon Super Trouper Long Throw spots

Sound System:
Full-house coverage EAW system
ClearComm intercom system
Backstage paging

Orchestra Shell:
Full orchestra shell with theatrical effects

Proscenium Dimensions:
47’6” x 30’

Kendall Kidd Performance Hall

2 dressing suites on basement level
1 dressing room on stage level
2 chorus rooms and 4 dressing rooms
on second level
2 chorus rooms on third level

Philanthropy Theatre

2 group dressing rooms
1 group makeup room

Additional Facilities

Tour Manager’s office
Wardrobe room
wig room
Laundry room
Road crew room Green room
Production storage
Multipurpose room

Stagehands IATSE Local 153 stagehands are available.

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