Tobin Center for the Performing Arts


Bexar County Performing Arts Center Foundation


Size: 183,000 SF

Seats: 250 studio theater / 1,750 multipurpose hall

Boxes: 27

Architect: LMN / Marmon Mok

Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

San Antonio

Completed in 2014, the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts hosts civic events, various performances, and high school graduations. This renovated landmark boasts a 1,750-seat multipurpose hall to accommodate a range of performance types. The facility also houses a 250-seat studio theater, rehearsal space, and community event space. The facility features a 600-seat outdoor plaza that allows patrons to enjoy outdoor performance along the famous River Walk.   

To meet the needs of the community and remain viable in a competitive industry, the historic 1926 Spanish Revival-style Municipal Auditorium required major exterior and interior upgrades. We provided a comprehensive assessment of the historic stone façade which established the basis of a complete renovation and restoration. Our assessment and evaluation included material testing of stone samples and engineering analysis of typical façade construction to ensure the long term viability of the historic façade. Ultimately, we successfully preserved the historic exterior street-front stone façade by designing a new supporting structural system behind the existing structure.