Craving Some Culture? Check out Corpus Christi’s Performing Arts

Jean Jones
(August 18, 2015)


So you've seen all the summer blockbusters and you don't know what to do this weekend. Why not explore Corpus Christi's performing arts scene? The thrill of a live performance creates an excitement that stays with you long after you leave the theater.

We've compiled a list of some of the top venues in Corpus Christi to give you a head start. Be careful…you just might find yourself getting hooked!

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi Performing Arts Center
6300 Ocean Drive

This stunning performing arts center is worth visiting for its visuals just as much as for its events. The 50-foot glass-walled lobby provides scenic views of Corpus Christi Bay and the downtown skyline. Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra makes its home here, and the center's calendar features an eclectic variety of events from dance festivals to the Distinguished Speaker series.

Harbor Playhouse
1802 N. Chaparral

Harbor Playhouse has been a part of the arts community in Corpus Christi since 1925. More than 700 volunteers contribute their time as actors, technicians and support personnel. Shows are held at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sundays. Productions include popular plays and musicals such as Mary Poppins, Carrie, and A Christmas Carol. Have a child with the acting bug? Check out the weekly summer camp sessions.

Corpus Christi Ballet
1621 N. Mesquite Street

Ballet is the foundation for contemporary, jazz and most of today's dance styles. Enjoy the breathtaking beauty and grace of some of the area's most accomplished dancers with a performance by Corpus Christi Ballet. Recent productions include The Nutcracker and The Wizard of Oz. Shows are held in the Selena Auditorium at American Bank Center.

Old Concrete Street Amphitheater
700 Concrete Street

There's always something going on at this iconic venue, located on the grounds of a 1930s concrete plant that produced much of the material used to construct the Sea Wall. The large Main Stage and smaller, covered Pavilion Stage have played host to acts as diverse as Sheryl Crow and Anthrax.

Do you have a favorite performing arts facility that we've missed? Let us know in the comments!

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