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McKinney Performing Arts Center

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Intimate and Vintage Venue

First visit to the venue tonight to see a concert. Great to see a historic building preserved in... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2018
Trent T
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Allen, Texas
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Courthouse.

Went to a concert recently and enjoyed my time. Still hard to believe this building was a... read more

Reviewed February 11, 2018
KGB-4572
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McKinney, Texas
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Enjoy Our Multi-Purpose Facility McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC) is a multi-purpose facility available for your special event or meeting. With a variety of rooms for rent at a flexible cost, it’s sure to make your next event historic. The...more
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111 N Tennessee St, McKinney, TX 75069-4319
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

This is a stunning building. A big pat on the back to McKinney and Collin County for preserving it. The architecture and accents are wonderful, and in what was the courtroom is now a great performance center, with excellent site lines both in the orchestra...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Jakia D, Public Relations Manager at McKinney Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

And this is a stunning review! Thank you for visiting MPAC and sharing your appreciation for our little venue. We hope you visit again, but for a show. The Courtroom Theater is a special place to hear and see your favorite artist perform or to...More

Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

First visit to the venue tonight to see a concert. Great to see a historic building preserved in the community and used for a new purpose. The venue has floor seating and a balcony. The theater is pretty small, making any show an intimate experience....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Trent T
Jakia D, Public Relations Manager at McKinney Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Thank you for stopping by, Trent. We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit and appreciate our "gem" as much as we do. Please be sure to come see us again for another show or a look around at our permanent art collection.

Reviewed August 24, 2018

Went to see Willy Nelson and his son. They were great. Love how small it it. It gave a cozy feel and the performers were great.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Spring R
Jakia D, Public Relations Manager at McKinney Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Thank you for the kind review and for visiting MPAC! We hope you will stop by again real soon.

Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Small building with intimate seating. No matter who you are watching, there is not a bad seat in the house. Former courthouse and government center is rich with character and history. Easy access, plenty of parking and surrounded with restaurants. An expanded bar would be...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

The location is very convenient and the talent is terrific and enjoyable. Thank you so much for all you do for us.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Jakia D, Public Relations Manager at McKinney Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

Thank you for love! We appreciate you and we're glad you enjoy all the MPAC has to offer.

Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

We had heard rave reviews of this place. I must say I was a bit disappointed. The building could definitely use an update and still retain its charm. Nice location and convenient to get too. Parking is not very good.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

I attended a conference here and just loved the atmosphere. I felt like I was walking through the Andy Griffith show and era. In the old courtroom, you could almost feel that there had been trials there. Very nicely done, well kept and a visit...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Jakia D, Public Relations Manager at McKinney Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2018

Hello Maureen, Thank you for visiting MPAC and yes, we agree that our building has the Andy Griffith show feeling too! We hope you visit again soon catch one of our concerts or theatrical productions!

Reviewed February 11, 2018

Went to a concert recently and enjoyed my time. Still hard to believe this building was a courthouse.More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Jakia D, Public Relations Manager at McKinney Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2018

We are glad you stopped by and hope you visit us again. Did you know that the original judge's bench is still located underneath the stage? Or that the last trial in our Courtroom Theater took place in 1980? So much history in such a...More

Reviewed February 3, 2018

I have rented space at the MPAC several times for workshops. The folks there are incredibly helpful -- from making the reservations to setting up the space. I particularly love to use The Gallery -- a rock-walled room down in the basement. Its history adds...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Jakia D, Public Relations Manager at McKinney Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2018

And we're so glad you appreciate us! Hey Cathy, thank you for supporting the only courthouse turned theater in the nation! We work hard to provide exceptional customer service and it appears it's paying off. We are, however, sorry to hear you are not pleased...More

Reviewed December 6, 2017

it's an old court house that dates way back in McKinney's local history - there is evidence of a segregated bathroom located in the basement - i'm a 70's baby so that bit of history was culturally, socially and emotionally shocking... it was evidence of...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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I was making a statement to the same effect. It wasn't a question. Someone reviewed the actual working courthouse in the area of the MPAC where I had made a review. Was making a correction the same as you. Don't think... More
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