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McKinney Performing Arts Center

111 N. Tennessee St., McKinney, TX 75069-4339
+1 972-547-7676
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Wonderful Historic Building

Building is in the center of the McKinney town square and always has something going on. Old... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2015
McKinney, Texas
Performances in the theater are especially fun.

This courthouse is famous for the trial of an Ax murderer named Candy Montgomery. It is a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2015
McKinney, 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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  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
111 N. Tennessee St., McKinney, TX 75069-4339
+1 972-547-7676
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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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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...More

Thank Meroneal
Reviewed 23 September 2015

I live in McKinney and have now for 30 years off and on. I am very familiar with this old courthouse and what's inside of it. In the basement are clear indications of a racial divide during the time this building was erected. In saying...More

Thank Pete S
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Gorgeous architecture in the heart of downtown Mckinney! I hope that the powers that be, keep maintaining this beautiful peice of Texas history.

Thank Bonnie M
Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

Another nice example of century old courthouse architecture saved from the wrecking ball. I learned while touring that the building has been bastardized from its 1880s origin during an enlargement & that's a shame. The building had even more charm in its original form. The...More

Thank GPZachary
Reviewed 1 July 2015

We attended the International Wellington New Zealand Ukelele' Orchestra Performanc. We really enjoyed it and it was economically priced. They tried to keep the historic feel and kept the original wooden theatre seats. They have gotten little cushions to put in the seats but it...More

Thank 4c4mu
Reviewed 12 April 2015

In my line of work, I travel to many of the historic courthouses in Texas. This one is exceptionally well maintained and is the center for many McKinney activities. I would not rate it one of the prettiest in Texas, but very interesting and the...More

Thank Holeinone53
Reviewed 5 March 2015

well, there's the old courthouse right on the downtown historic square in McKinney which is now a cultural center... and really well placed and well run. Then there is the awesome new county seat on the far north side of McKinney. They do a good...More

Thank Travel4Bizz
Reviewed 8 January 2015

I work for the county and visit the courthouse on a regular basis. I have found the menu to be varied and the offerings to my liking. They offer soup and salad everyday, as well as grill items for breakfast and lunch items. The chicken...More

Thank JerryHiggins55
Reviewed 3 December 2014

We caught a concert at the McKinney Courthouse. Loved the history and entertainment. Acoustics were great. Cheap price and excellent entertainment.

Thank robertbX7285FR
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8 July 2015|
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Response from 4c4mu | Reviewed this property |
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