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McKinney Performing Arts Center

111 N Tennessee St, McKinney, TX 75069-4319
+1 972-547-7676
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Just OK

We had heard rave reviews of this place. I must say I was a bit disappointed. The building could... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bettybabe
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McKinney, Texas
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Yester-year echoes in the halls

I attended a conference here and just loved the atmosphere. I felt like I was walking through the... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2018
Maureen M
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Dallas, 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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  • Very good51%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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111 N Tennessee St, McKinney, TX 75069-4319
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+1 972-547-7676
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard rave reviews of this place. I must say I was a bit disappointed. The building could definitely use an update and still retain its charm. Nice location and convenient to get too. Parking is not very good.

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

I attended a conference here and just loved the atmosphere. I felt like I was walking through the Andy Griffith show and era. In the old courtroom, you could almost feel that there had been trials there. Very nicely done, well kept and a visit...More

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Jakia D, Public Relations Manager at McKinney Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Hello Maureen, Thank you for visiting MPAC and yes, we agree that our building has the Andy Griffith show feeling too! We hope you visit again soon catch one of our concerts or theatrical productions!

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Went to a concert recently and enjoyed my time. Still hard to believe this building was a courthouse.More

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Jakia D, Public Relations Manager at McKinney Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

We are glad you stopped by and hope you visit us again. Did you know that the original judge's bench is still located underneath the stage? Or that the last trial in our Courtroom Theater took place in 1980? So much history in such a...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2018

I have rented space at the MPAC several times for workshops. The folks there are incredibly helpful -- from making the reservations to setting up the space. I particularly love to use The Gallery -- a rock-walled room down in the basement. Its history adds...More

Thank Cathy W
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Jakia D, Public Relations Manager at McKinney Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

And we're so glad you appreciate us! Hey Cathy, thank you for supporting the only courthouse turned theater in the nation! We work hard to provide exceptional customer service and it appears it's paying off. We are, however, sorry to hear you are not pleased...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

it's an old court house that dates way back in McKinney's local history - there is evidence of a segregated bathroom located in the basement - i'm a 70's baby so that bit of history was culturally, socially and emotionally shocking... it was evidence of...More

Thank Seana M
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Om: We continued are yearly tradition, this time with the kids, to see, “A Christmas Carol” at the MPAC! It’s a small-ish theater that has a balcony, really not a bad seat in the house. Tickets for most plays are very reasonably priced, adult tickets...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

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

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Jakia D, Public Relations Manager at McKinney Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

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

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Reviewed 7 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

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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

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

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

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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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