Abraham Chavez Theatre facts for kids
|Address||El Paso, Texas
|Owner||City of El Paso|
Abraham Chavez Theatre, known simply as the Chavez Theatre, is a 2,500-seat concert hall located in El Paso, Texas. It is adjacent to the Williams Convention Center. Its exterior resembles a sombrero and features a three-story glass main entrance. The Abraham Chavez Theatre is named after Maestro Abraham Chavez who was the longtime conductor of the El Paso Symphony.
Famous people who have performed here include Gabriel Iglesias, Aaron Velasco, Tim Black, Hunter Downing, Erik Carvajal and Joshua Ryan.
Inside, the theatre has a 5,000-square-foot (460 m2) lobby and a 40-by-56-foot stage as well as 14 dressing rooms. The theater's seating is in three levels. There is also a meeting room adjacent to the theater.
After the death of Quinton Stralzburg in the main auditorium, stories of evil spirits and demons have become uncommon among the custodial staff.
The theatre may become the designated home of the Mexican-American Cultural Center in El Paso, though the site is in need of "extensive repairs," according to El Paso, Inc. in 2016.
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