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McKinney Performing Arts Center

111 N. Tennessee St., McKinney, TX 75069-4339
+1 972-547-7676
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Only viewed the building exterior as an old town square courthouse

This review does not present a full review of the performing arts center. My goal as I traverse the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shuttrrbug
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Sugar Land, Texas
Neat venue

This was a great venue - we saw Sgt Peppers Bluegrass Band. Former courthouse. Great seats - looks... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
caroleiaap
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Allen, Texas
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Enjoy Our Multi-Purpose Facility McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC) is a multi-purpose facility available for your special event or meeting. With a variety of rooms for rent at a flexible cost, it’s sure to make your next event historic. The theater in the historic Collin County Courthouse seats 427 for live entertainment including off-Broadway, comedy, theater and concerts. Tickets are available online or by phone at the Emerson Ticket Office. MPAC is in the center of the historic district with a variety of restaurants and boutique shops that make it the perfect destination that is unique by nature! Our Mission The McKinney Performing Arts Center is dedicated to providing the community with a unique and professional venue in which cultural, artistic and educational opportunities are nurtured in a supportive environment.
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  • Average10%
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  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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111 N. Tennessee St., McKinney, TX 75069-4339
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review does not present a full review of the performing arts center. My goal as I traverse the state is to capture images of all the courthouses in the state of Texas. This old Collin County Courthouse happens to be one, as well as...More

Thank Shuttrrbug
Jakia D, Public Relations Manager at McKinney Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Shuttrrbug, Thank you for your visiting McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC) in Historic Downtown McKinney. Here at MPAC, we also believe that our historic building is special and appreciate your review. Formerly the Collin County Courthouse, MPAC is home to four performing arts groups,...More

Reviewed 8 October 2017

This was a great venue - we saw Sgt Peppers Bluegrass Band. Former courthouse. Great seats - looks like there aren't any bad seats and it's a smaller venue, which I like. The only problem is that the seats are incredibly uncomfortable - I think...More

Thank caroleiaap
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Young adults generally performed in the three plays I attended over the past year. I like going there for the prices are fairly reasonable. They were well practices and I liked the family atmosphere of the place. The last play I attended they gave the...More

Thank Joestuffsda
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This is a great venue for just about any entertainment, only problem is uncomfortable seating. Stage good.

Thank JCWebb54
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Located in the McKinney town square, it used to be the court house. It now serves as the meeting point for plays, concerts and social events. While the seating is limited, and is still the old chairs from days gone by, it is a great...More

Thank Ron M
Jakia D, Public Relations Manager at McKinney Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

We're so glad you enjoy the unique venue that is McKinney Performing Arts Center. And thank you for sharing your positive experience, Ron. MPAC Team

Reviewed 23 May 2017

Have only gone there once. Seating was very uncomfortable. You could "rent" a cushion - they obviously know it is uncomfortable. Should have installed better seating rather than keeping the "vintage" courthouse seats. Acoustics was horrible. Why would you have a preforming arts center with...More

Thank Julie K
Jakia D, Public Relations Manager at McKinney Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Hello Julie, We are sorry to hear that your recent visit to MPAC was not a comfortable and pleasurable experience. I'm happy to report that in November of 2016, MPAC's renown Courtroom Theater received 188 brand new, plush cushions for our original courtroom seats. This,...More

Reviewed 13 February 2017

I brought my children to see MPAC's production of "Peter Pan". I wasn't sure what to expect, as we've never been to the courthouse theater; however, we were not disappointed! We arrived juat after 7pm for a 7:30 show. We waited in a short line...More

Thank infamousmare
Reviewed 7 February 2017

The city of McKinney has done a marvelous job of keeping the historic structure but creatively re-thinking how to use this marvelous building. It is a great gift to the citizens and used many ways during the holidays!

Thank Gran7
Reviewed 13 December 2016

During the “Home for the Holidays” event in downtown McKinney, we went to the courthouse to watch the play, “A Christmas Carol”! Om: We’ve seen a number of plays at the courthouse – sure it’s a historical site, but for seeing plays and such? It’s...More

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Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

They have done a great job of repurposing this old courthouse. It sits in the middle of the downtown square surrounded by things to do and places to eat or get a drink. We were in the Courtroom Theatre to see Aaron Neville. It is...More

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4c4mu
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I was making a statement to the same effect. It wasn't a question. Someone reviewed the actual working courthouse in the area of the MPAC where I had made a review. Was making a correction the same as you. Don't think... More
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