Dallas - The Majestic Theatre

1925 Elm Street
214-670-3687

On April 11, 1921, the new Majestic Theatre opened it’s doors during the Vaudeville era. The Majestic hosted a variety of acts from Houdini to Mae West and Bob Hope. As Vaudeville began to fade and the era of talking pictures emerged, the Majestic Theatre began hosting movie premieres and their stars such as Jimmy Stewart, Gregory Peck and John Wayne. The Big Bands featuring Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington continued the tradition of live entertainment at the Majestic. On July 16, 1973 the Majestic Theatre went “dark” after the final showing of the film, “Live and Let Die”. On January 31, 1976, the Hobilitzelle Foundation, owner of the Majestic Theatre presented the theatre to the City of Dallas. Restoration where possible; Renovation where necessary was the order at the Majestic. Restoration of the Renaissance Baroque exterior and the reapplication of the 23K gold leaf to the extensive interior decorative accents and moulding were meticulously completed. Interior improvements also involved acoustics, seating, lighting and stage renovation. The Majestic Theatre was named to the National Register of Historic Places and re-opened on January 28, 1983, as an elegant center for the performing arts.

At the top of the grand staircases overlooking the main lobby is the Terrace Room which is designed to accommodate a variety of affairs such as wedding receptions, meetings, company parties and dinners. The Terrace Room can comfortably accommodate a dinner party for 130 or reception up to 220 guests. With extensive catering capabilities, the Terrace Room can be a special location for intimate events.

Located on the edge of downtown Dallas, The Majestic Theatre is convenient to downtown hotels and entertainment areas. DART Light Rail is only steps away from The Majestic’s rear stage entrance. The 1704 seat theatre provides a variety of opportunities for presentations for musical productions, dramatic plays, national pageants, dance and concerts or a grand theatrical setting for dinner on stage.

Located on the lower level in the Majestic Theatre, The Experimental Theatre was opened in April 1999 and seats up to 100 people. It is designed for smaller scale plays, dance and theatrical productions. The Summer Musicals School of Musical Theatre uses The Experimental Theatre for classes and performances on a regular basis.

Under the careful management of DSM Management Group, Inc., an affiliate of Dallas Summer Musicals, the professional expertise of the Majestic management staff and backstage personnel combine to offer friendly and efficient management of any show or event from load-in to load-out.



Reviews

Sarah Beeson

Rating:
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Such a beautiful theater. Truly not a bad seat in the house. I've seen a few shows and sat at close and in the back and had no problem hearing or seeing the show. The concessions could use a little work. 7/11 style nachos aren't really my favorite snack at a theater. The bathrooms are old but relatively clean. Parking is pottery easy especially since its downtown which can pose a set of challenges. I would go to another show there for sure!

J. Robinson

Rating:
Monday, April 16, 2018
Beautiful theatre in downtown Dallas. Excellent environment and mood. I've seen many shows here. The venue does music justice for sure. I haven't been disappointed by a show here yet. Top of the list that I've seen here was Sufjan Stevens in 2015. Beautiful show, wonderful sound. One of my favorite concerts of all time.

Momma Maria

Rating:
Friday, March 2, 2018
Got tickets for me and a friend to see Bianca Del Rio. Found out my friend can't go because they don't have any accommodations for tall people. Apparently they still have the old fold out seats that don't have any leg room at all. Saw some complaints online about some women who were 5'-9" even having problems with leg room between the seats, as well as the seats being extremely small. What a waste of money and time. And this was a birthday present for my friend, and now I look like an idiot because these kinds of places only have seating for hobbits and dwarfs apparently. You would think a Texas theater would have Texas size seating for actual Texans....big and tall alike. These theaters sure are missing out on a customer/audience base. I wonder how many billions of dollars they've lost in revenue over the years by not having "real people" seating. Sad really. Cuts out a lot of entertainers who don't get their tall and big fans paying for tickets to see them. All these big and/or tall fans out there willing to pay the ridiculous ticket prices to see their favorite celebs and entertainers, and can't do it because there are no seats for them. Sorry Bianca, Satan said "OH YEAH! TODAY!"

mary ann sullivan

Rating:
Saturday, April 14, 2018
I really enjoyed watching Trailer Park Boys at the Majestic Theater. The Majestic has always been enjoyable...venue is comfortable, drinks and snacks good, prices comparable to other places. Parking nearby is not outrageous. Worth the effort to get here....

James West

Rating:
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Nice theater, a little old, but beautiful. Full seating, normally no standing room, all seating. But the seat rows are quite close together, don't expect much leg room. Still better than a standing room only venue. Full bar on each of the 3 floors