Tobin Center Resident Companies

The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts is Where the Arts Live in San Antonio and we are proud to call Ballet San Antonio, Children’s Chorus of San Antonio, Classical Music Institute, Opera San Antonio, San Antonio Symphony, and Youth Orchestras of San Antonio our residents.
We are passionate about our resident companies’ success. The Tobin Center is proud to support our resident companies’ efforts by providing marketing, ticketing, catering, and production assistance at a low cost.
We believe access to the arts for all is essential and the only way to ensure this is by creating an inclusive community with other San Antonio art institutions. The resident companies’ productions in addition to our own Tobin Center presented performances ensure our venue has something for everyone in our community.
  • Ballet San Antonio
    The mission of Ballet San Antonio, a professional ballet company, is to share the splendor of dance through diverse artistic performances and outreach programs that reflect, promote and enrich the cultural heritage of the South Texas community. 
    BSA holds an uncompromising commitment to continually attract and nurture exceptional professional dancers, create distinctive performances, and make dance accessible to the widest possible audiences through partnerships with local organizations.

  • The Children's Chorus of San Antonio
    The Children’s Chorus of San Antonio (CCSA) is dedicated to enriching and expanding the experiences of young people through choral singing and musical performance. CCSA’s commitment to artistic excellence, social inclusion and individual responsibility empowers young singers to embrace and explore a broader, more positive view of self and the world.
  • Classical Music Institute
    CMI’s mission is to cultivate classical music education and performance as a gateway to the arts.
    Established as the education program of the Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio, CMI debuted in summer 2016. CMI provides classical music education to Bexar County’s youth during a two-week and year-long outreach program. With the success of our summer education program, the long-term goal is to partner with local school districts to establish a year-round, accredited institute by fall 2020.
  • Opera San Antonio
    OPERA San Antonio’s mission is to produce opera of uncompromising artistic quality and to enrich our community through educational outreach and social engagement. The company is committed to preserving and sharing opera as an art form that is relevant, inspirational, and accessible to residents and visitors of all ages and backgrounds.  The civic premise of OPERA San Antonio is that the community needs, and the citizens deserve, access to the major performing arts.
  • San Antonio Sypmphony
    The mission of the San Antonio Symphony is to delight, inspire, and engage our entire community through excellent performance, education, and outreach.
  • Youth Orchestra of San Antonio
    The mission of Youth Orchestras of San Antonio, the premier orchestral experience for youth citywide, is to enhance education, enrich the community, and transform lives by pursuing excellence in classical music in a stimulating, nurturing, and fun environment that is equally accessible to all youth.

    YOSA provides young musicians of all backgrounds the opportunity to play music together so they can learn, grow, and thrive while connecting with the community. YOSA changes kids’ lives through music. We provide transformative music experiences to more than 2,500 young musicians ages 8-20 through YOSA Orchestras, YOSA Summer Symphony Camp, and YOSA School Partnerships. YOSA connects motivated young musicians together and provides a world-class experience that helps youth grow creatively, academically, and socially.

    YOSA envisions a community where all musically-inclined youth in San Antonio have a chance to pursue their interests and maximize their potential. YOSA seeks ways to remove financial and social barriers to high-quality music education and designs its activities around this purpose.