About Us

Who we are

The Granada Theater, a Dallas staple, has been entertaining audiences of all ages from North Texas and beyond since 1946. Located in the historic Lower Greenville neighborhood, it was originally built as a post-WWII movie theater. After periods of neglect and different ownership, it re-opened in 2004 under current owners Mike Schoder and Julia Garton. Since then it has amassed several awards along the way including “Best Live Music Venue” (Dallas Observer 2007-11, 2015).

Musical acts that have graced the theater’s stage over the years include Willie Nelson, Adele, Bob Dylan, The Black Keys, Alt-J, M83, David Crosby, The Avett Brothers, ZZ Top, Graham Nash, TV On The Radio, The Kills, BØRNS, The XX, Sleigh Bells, Leon Russell, Dave Mason, CHVRCHES, Wolfmother, Tame Impala, Miike Snow, Father John Misty, Spoon, Old 97’s, Wilco, Jeff Bridges, OK Go, EL-P, Killer Mike and many, many more. Now in the building’s 71st year at 3524 Greenville Avenue, the Granada is doing what it has perfected effortlessly over the last twelve years – ushering in a new generation of music fans one concert at a time.

A Quick History

Art Deco meets Rock n’ Roll

The theater’s exterior is adorned with a luminous spectacle of neon lights reminiscent of 1940’s Hollywood glitz. Located throughout the building is a heavy presence of Golden-Era art deco designs featuring rounded corners, stepped forms and linear accents. Once inside the theater’s main hall, look around and you’ll be treated to original, untouched art murals designed by the same artists who helped design Los Angeles’ famed Grauman’s Chinese Theater. One of only a handful of classic-era theaters in North Texas, the Granada Theater is Lower Greenville's entertainment beacon.

Awards
“The 10 Best Places to See Live Music 2016”
(Southwest The Magazine – Sept 2016)

Best Live Music Venue 2010-2011
(Pegasus News DFW’s Ultimate Best)

Best Live Music Venue 2007-2010; 2012-2015
(Dallas Observer Music Awards)

Best Live Music Venue 2011-2015
(Dallas Observer Reader’s Choice)

Top 10 Cultural Destinations in Dallas 2008
(Modern Luxury Dallas, Best of City)

2007 Nightlife Winner
(Citysearch Best of City Search)

Best Show-seeing Place 2006
(D Magazine Best of Big D)
Private Events

Not only is the Granada Theater a great place to catch the latest and greatest music acts, it also serves as the perfect venue to hold special events. Corporate parties, holiday events, weddings, receptions, product launches, fashion shows, film screenings, business meetings, discussion forums – we cater to all.

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