Performing Arts & Theater
McKinney Performing Arts Center
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 435 for live entertainment including off-Broadway, comedy, theater, and concerts. The facility can also be rented for private events with venue capacities including Courtroom Theater - 435 total (260 on main floor); Gallery - up to 65; Noble Hall - up to 75; Ruschhaupt Hall - up to 130; and the Encore Wire Conference Room - 16 at conference table, with room for about 15 other chairs around the perimeter.
111 N. Tennessee, McKinney TX 75069
The Sanctuary Music & Events
Located in picturesque Adriatica Croatian Village, this beautiful venue includes a stage, balcony seating, and private meeting room. The venue regularly hosts concerts presented by The Guitar Sanctuary (attached and situated next door) as well as being available for rent for private events including wedding receptions and other functions. It is situated near the Bella Donna Chapel located on the neighboring lake.
6633 Virginia Parkway, McKinney, TX 75071
The Comedy Arena
The Comedy Arena prides itself on producing all types of comedy styles, from sketch, to stand up, but especially improv. They doesn’t just put on shows; it’s a venue that teaches students how to become comedic performers and take the stage whether for performance purposes, or just in life. The Comedy Arena is available to host your private events as the arena/theater itself can be bought out for a day/night if needed.
305 E. Virginia #104, McKinney, TX 75069
McKinney Community Band
The McKinney Community Band is a non-profit, all-volunteer group of musicians who rehearse weekly and perform several times a year in free concerts. This wind band’s members include former band directors, teachers and other professionals in the computer industry, tourism, engineers, and, as well as retirees and college students ranging in age from mid-20s to 80s.
The band has two satellite groups, the McKinney Dance Band and the McKinney Flute Choir. The McKinney Community Band (MCB) and its satellite groups are partially funded by the McKinney Arts Commission with other funds coming from membership dues and private donations.
McKinney Philharmonic Orchestra
The McKinney Philharmonic Orchestra was founded by Artistic Director Jason Lim as the Odysseus Chamber Orchestra in May 2012. The orchestra consists of professional classical musicians from the Dallas/Fort Worth area whose missing statement says the group is "dedicated to deepening, strengthening, and broadening the organization’s relationship with the communities it serves through music." In recent years, it expanded its outreach by providing free chamber music series concerts, free concerts in neighborhoods, educational school performances, and collaborations with the Arts and Music Guild to organize and perform in the Summer Music Intensives program.
McKinney Repertory Theatre
McKinney Repertory Theatre (MRT) was incorporated in early 2003 by a group of local amateur actors who had worked together for several years and wanted to bring the gift of theatre to McKinney. Since its founding, MRT has become McKinney's Official Community Theatre and is supported, in part, by a grant from the City of McKinney through the McKinney Arts Commission (MAC). This group holds open auditions for its productions which it presents several times a year including the annual A Christmas Carol performance. MRT is also the parent organization to the McKinney Young Actors Guild (YAG), a junior group that presents its own productions.
Ovation Academy for the Performing Arts
The Ovation Academy provides a home for young artists who want to pursue their passions for the performing arts through professional training. The programs offered at Ovation are designed to provide opportunities to learn the techniques, life-skills, experiences, and connections necessary to succeed in the acting and music industries. Ovation Academy strives to produce knowledgeable, respectful, empathetic, and impactful artists who will contribute to their communities and to the performing arts industry. Ovation’s goal is to create a supportive, inclusive, collaborative, and safe environment for young artists to thrive.
This comedy troupe performs three to four shows a season at the McKinney Performing Arts Center Courtroom Theater – “bringing comedy to the courthouse!” The clean show is safe for most ages as these funny ladies provide a comedy club atmosphere far from the big city