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“Gorgeous Old Theatre Perfect for an Orchestra Performance” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Perot Theatre

Perot Theatre
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Texarkana
Certificate of Excellence
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Van Buren, Arkansas
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Gorgeous Old Theatre Perfect for an Orchestra Performance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

After visiting the other few sights in Texarkana, Texas, this is by far the most fantastic thing that we have done in the area so far. We went to the Perot Theatre to see the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra play a Thanksgiving concert. It was phenomenal. For being such an old theater the music really sounded fantastic in this old structure. If you can go online and find a concert or a play of some kind to see in this theater, I would most definitely recommend it. I would also definitely recommend seeing the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra as well. My only complaint would be the fact that the seats are somewhat close together, so when you make your reservations for seats online, try to get your seats that are not close to other people. Some older, rude women behind us would not stop talking near the end of the performance. The funny thing about that was the fact that one of the ladies was actually IN the orchestra for the first half of the performance (we could hear her say that she wasn't in the second half) and then she hummed and sang and talked through almost the entire second half. I could not believe how rude she was to have been in the first half of the performance and then sat behind people who PAID to see the orchestra and she talked during almost the entire thing. My boyfriend finally had to give her the death stare because she was not going to stop. OTHER than the fact that woman was there and had no sense of common courtosy for other paying patrons, the Theater itself was a must-see if you are interested in theatre and good music. I definitely recommend this place for other visitors, or even locals, to make sure they see at least once.

Visited November 2013
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Texarkana, Texas
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“Great old architecture!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This place is great for shows saw B.B. King there earlier this year and it was a great show. I really love the beautiful design of early to mid 1900's architecture. A must stop for people who like such things.

Visited February 2013
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Texarkana, Texas
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“Don't miss seeing this jewel....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

A beautiful fully restored theatre, unexpected in a town as small as Texarkana. A must see if you are visiting from out of town or local. They give free tours, that are very informative and interesting. Make sure you check to see if any shows are going on and get tickets, you will not be disappointed.

Visited August 2013
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“Pure historical romance and great seating!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I love the atmosphere of this wonderfully preserved venue. There is not a bad seat in the house! If you see Cirque type show get balcony seats, if you are just there to listen to a concert doesn't matter where you sit the sound is fantastic! It is a wonderful theater and should be enjoyed by all!

Visited December 2012
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Texarkana, Texas
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“Jewel of Downtown Texarkana”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Beautifully restored theatre and a must see if you are in Texarkana. Check out upcoming shows at trahc.org/perot-theatre.

Visited December 2012
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