Magik Venues

The Magik Theatre – Downtown

The Magik Theatre is located in Beethoven Hall at 420 S. Alamo in the historic Hemisfair Park.

The building offers:

  • 594 seats, combined between the floor level and balcony
  • A spacious lobby, with concession stand
  • A proscenium stage
  • Rehearsal space in basement
  • Men’s and Women’s restrooms in the lobby
  • Men’s and Women’s dressing rooms, with showers
  • Laundry
  • Loading dock
  • Premiere access to Hemisfair Park

For rental inquiries, please submit a rental request, and someone will get back to you in a timely manner.

History

The Beethoven Männerchor were the original inhabitants of Beethoven Hall. The San Antonio German men’s chorus met in several different locations until 1894, when Beethoven Hall was built for them. Architect Albert Beckmann designed the building, which was formally dedicated on October 12, 1895. This building burned down on October 31, 1913, and a new hall was designed by prominent San Antonio architect Leo M. J. Dielmann with Jacob Wagner supervising the construction. Beethoven Hall served as the Männerchor’s concert hall for many years. When Alamo Street was widened the remaining facade was stripped off the building. The building was on the grounds where HemisFair ’68 was held and during the fair the Hall was occupied by Laterna Magika.

In 1997, The Magik Theatre founding company found themselves in need of more space. They moved from the Commerce Street Stage, a storefront space in the historic Staacke-Stevens Building that tightly fit 100 children, to Beethoven Hall. Major renovations were performed by the staff in three months and we opened our first season in the space with an adaptation of Treasure Island by our Founder, Richard Rosen. The space has been cared for by Magik for the last 23 years.