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Perot Theatre

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Texarkana TX, border city with fascinating history

Texarkana TX/AR is 1 of only 2 cities in the US with a state line running thru the middle of the... read more

Reviewed June 2, 2016
Mel K
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Dallas, Texas
A Gem of an Old Theatre

Have been attending shows at the Perot for 30+ years. I'll be forever grateful to my parents for... read more

Reviewed May 17, 2016
Luv2Trvl94511
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El Dorado, Arkansas
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The beautiful restored Perot Theatre, located in downtown Texarkana at 3rd and Main St, has been a landmark since 1924 when it opened as the Saenger Amusement Company's "Gateway to the Southwest" theatre. Fully restored by the City of Texarkana, TX...more
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Reviewed June 2, 2016

Texarkana TX/AR is 1 of only 2 cities in the US with a state line running thru the middle of the city. 2-city govts, 2-Fed courts, 2 of everything ! ! Part of the old South in culture, the cities feature a remarkably-restored opera house...More

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Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Have been attending shows at the Perot for 30+ years. I'll be forever grateful to my parents for bringing me to all of the shows through TRACH season after season. These old, gorgeous theaters are becoming scarce. I pray this beauty remains. Now that my...More

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DavidM_TRAHC, Public Relations Manager at Perot Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2016

Thanks Luv2!! We are thrilled to have your daughter come and visit the Perot Theatre! We've got several dance shows planned for the new season (announcing on June 23, 2016) and we'll have the Texarkana Community Ballet's Nutcracker for Christmas (of course) - December 2nd,...More

Reviewed April 1, 2016

The Perot Theatre began in 1924 as the Saenger Theatre. It has hosted plays, musicals, local and national artists, and almost every ballet recital in Texarkana. It fell into disrepair in the 1970's but the city and townspeople began raising monies to restore her to...More

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DavidM_TRAHC, Public Relations Manager at Perot Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2016

Thanks for this review PhyllisCrim! We love to do tours of the Perot Theatre. Small or large groups, family visiting from out of town, or travelers just passing through Texarkana. And always check out our website for upcoming performances, just in case!

Reviewed March 24, 2016

While on a recent weekend trip to the Texarkana area, a tour of the Perot Theater was included on our agenda....what a magical surprise to find such a beautiful, lovingly restored old theater. The attention to detail in the restoration was amazing and definitely a...More

1  Thank Mary P
DavidM_TRAHC, Public Relations Manager at Perot Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2016

Thanks Mary P! Glad you got the chance to see the Perot Theatre! We hope you get the chance to come back and see a performance sometime! We love to do tours anytime, so spread the word!

Reviewed March 21, 2016

We really enjoyed touring this restored historic theatre. So many from this era have been torn down, so it is wonderful that the people of Texarkana and the Perot family went to the expense and effort to restore this one to it's former splendor. The...More

1  Thank DDJacks
DavidM_TRAHC, Public Relations Manager at Perot Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2016

Thanks DDJacks! We appreciate your review! Glad your tour was informative and interesting! FYI - We do Perot Theatre Ghost Tours as well... usually in October. Great for kids... It's not a scary tour but different tour guides take small groups around the theatre and...More

Reviewed March 8, 2016

The theatre is gorgeous. I wish I could go to it more often. I gladly would, but the management enforces a stupid rule that any performances directed at a school-age audience must not be attended by any children that are older or younger than the...More

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DavidM_TRAHC, Public Relations Manager at Perot Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2016

Thanks for your review Mirandalola! Just to be clear on the theatre's exact policies with regard to young children attending shows: "Out of courtesy for the performers and other theatre patrons, please do not bring children younger than three years to Perot Theatre Series performances...More

Reviewed February 24, 2016

Our church senior adult group toured The Perot as part of a recent day trip to Texarkana. The Perot reminded me of some of the beautiful concert houses of Europe. David Murphy was an excellent tour guide and helped us plan our excursion for the...More

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DavidM_TRAHC, Public Relations Manager at Perot Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2016

Paul - We are so glad your group had such a great experience in Texarkana! We hope you will encourage more groups from Shreveport/Bossier to come visit us! We are always happy to help coordinate tours of Downtown Texarkana!

Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I were passing through Texarkana and stopped by the theater on a whim. We are both volunteer ushers in our home town and know a few wonderful theaters. This is one more! Mr. Murphy graciously provided us with a history of the...More

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Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

An excellent restoration. We were just doing a walking tour and walked into the box office. We were given an excellent tour of the theater and a history of the building. We are only sorry no performance is scheduled during our stay.

1  Thank Robert D
DavidM_TRAHC, Public Relations Manager at Perot Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2016

We are so glad you dropped in a visited our theatre! We are always happy to do a tour for anyone visiting Texarkana!

Reviewed February 2, 2016

The beautifully restored Perot Theater in downtown Texarkana is one of the diamonds of the Ark-La-Tex!. Attractions, shows, and concerts for every age level are available to folks in the Four States Area. Make new memories with friends or family when your favorite personalities or...More

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Chassie L
May 29, 2018|
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Response from TRAHC_Perot | Property representative |
I apologize for not responding sooner. I had not idea I could get messages on here. Orchestra O and N are 2 row back from the middle of the floor. They are excellent seats. If you go to our website, you can view the... More
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Lawrence K
July 31, 2016|
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Response from Luv2Trvl94511 | Reviewed this property |
Google Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council. They'll have the schedule on their site.
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krh002
July 19, 2016|
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When we went there were no regularly scheduled tours. We went into the office area and visited with the folks who just offered the tour. It was very informal.
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