Tobin Center opens its doors in downtown San Antonio

September 4, 2014
The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts opened it's doors Thursday in downtown San Antonio.

The downtown landmark has a combined performance tonight with the San Antonio Symphony, Opera San Antonio and Ballet San Antonio.

The inaugural 2014 season will include 33 productions, groups or individual artists.

Production of the center has been in the works since 2007, and now the wait is over.

It all started In May of 2008 when voters approved extending the visitor tax to secure $110 million for cultural arts.

The Tobin Center will showcase music, dance, theater and performance art, offering an experience of country, jazz, mariachi and every other style of music.

The center has said that they will even play host to children's shows.

Leaders said this will be a community gathering place where everyone can experience the power of the arts. And the building is designed to enhance the sights and sounds of a performance.

The outstanding acoustics could make it the best place in south Texas to watch a live performance.

The Tobin Center is an extension to the city's most romantic attraction, The Riverwalk. Part of the design at the Tobin Center includes the river walk plaza, an outdoor area at the river's edge that can seat 600 people.

By James Munoz