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Address: 130 S Chestnut St, McKinney, TX 75069-4339
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+1 972-547-7676
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Came to see MPAC's "Peter Pan" - not disappointed!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 until 7:15, when we were allowed in to choose our seats (general admission). We were... More 

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Crossett
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

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Thank Gran7
McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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 really neat! They added cushions to all the seats recently, making it more comfortable than... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 a small venue so every seat is a good seat. As it is the courtroom... More 

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Lombard, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The courthouse anchors the square where we visited for the shopping and restaurants. There is some interesting history there that was uncovered during renovations. They also have public restrooms available.

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G-Patch, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

What a great building! As far as historic Texas Courthouses go, this one is unique in its Art Deco styling and beautiful restoration/maintenance. It really seems like the heart of the town, just like it was meant to be when it was built. It's a beautiful structure and I love that it was repurposed so perfectly to maintain its importance... More 

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Killeen, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

The old courthouse on the square in downtown McKinney is now part of a museum and also an entertainment venue. Movies, dances, plays, weddings, and so much more take place in this wonderful building.

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Denison, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

We went to the Rhonda Vincent concert. First time visiting but it was great. Very good old time auditorium. Cant wait to return!

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Thank mugmarine
Aaron W, Manager at McKinney Courthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to the Rhonda Vincent concert! We hope you come back and visit soon! We have a full calendar of concerts coming up! Stay tuned. More 

McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Building is in the center of the McKinney town square and always has something going on. Old courtroom has a theatre and you can catch a play, movies are shown periodically and they also have shows and concerts.

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McKinney, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

This courthouse is famous for the trial of an Ax murderer named Candy Montgomery. It is a wonderful small venue for the plays and shows that are scheduled throughout the year. The seats, although historical, are not the most comfortable so if you aren't too proud take a cushion or large coat so you can use it as a cushion.... More 

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