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Coming to The Tobin: The Piano Guys

04/03/2014 - 11:45pm

The Piano Guys will be among the first acts to play the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts when it opens in September.  They are known for their blend of pop and classical music, including a much-downloaded video of their 10-handed take on One Direction’s “That’s What Makes You Beautiful.”

Have a seat at the Tobin Center

03/19/2014 - 11:15am

As beautiful visually and acoustically as the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts may be when it opens in September, another aspect will be the building's main point of contact with each audience member.

The Tobin is Featured in Select Traveler Magazine

03/12/2014 - 11:45pm

Performing arts centers are all about finely tuned acoustics, state-of-the-art technology and world-class architecture. But some of the nation’s newest, most cutting-edge centers also strive to preserve history, create public spaces and serve their communities.

San Antonio Symphony could strike new chord in Tobin Center

01/21/2014 - 10:45pm

The Bexar County Performing Arts Center Foundation is seeking to raise $54 million in private funding to help transform Municipal Auditorium into the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.


The nonprofit organization, which will own and operate the Tobin Center once construction is completed, has already raised more than $43 million and expects to hit secure the balance by the time the building opens in mid-September.

The Tobin Looks To Create "Wall Of Memories" For Concerts Past And Present

01/15/2014 - 10:45pm

The new Tobin Center for the Performing Arts is scheduled to open in September and will be the new home venue for the San Antonio Symphony, Ballet San Antonio and other arts companies. The high-tech performance venue is said to be one of the must-have parts of making the city world class in the arts. As Tobin Foundation Chair Bruce Bugg notes, the Tobin started with the voters.

Mays Family Foundation makes Tobin Center Gift

01/15/2014 - 7:15am

The Mays Family Foundation is donating $1.25 million toward the ongoing construction of the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, Tobin Center executives announced during a ceremony Wednesday.

Inside and Outside, Tobin Center Brings Performing Arts to the Whole Community

08/26/2013 - 10:30pm

The Tobin Center was born from the idea that San Antonio needed a world-class performing arts facility.  Despite the existence of the Majestic Theater and the now recently renovated Lila Cockrell Theater, a new state-of-the-art center was desired.  And so in 2008 the question was put to the voters of Bexar County who approved a $100 million bond to fund construction of the facility.

Tobin Center starting to take shape

10/30/2012 - 10:45pm

Behind a chain-link fence that surrounds the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, hammering, grinding and drilling echo throughout. Cranes move tons of steel used to reinforce the auditorium and the 120-foot-tall metal veil that will be placed atop the building's historic façade. Workers balance on steel beams high above the ground, laboring to assemble the auditorium's shell, which should be complete by May.

How the Tobin will Transform Performance

07/27/2011 - 10:30pm

Decked out in hard hats, reflective vests, and goggles, the two of us looked like poster kids for OSHA as we entered the building. Peering out into the immense empty space, Bugg recalled a comment that captures the experience of being in the hole. “When I brought Tommy Lee Jones here the first time, he asked me, ‘Bruce, what are you going to do with this airplane hanger?’”

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