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Performing Arts


The Performing Arts Program presents and produces an annual season of multi-disciplinary offerings in theatre, music, dance, and performance art with a focus on the Latino, Chicano/a, and Native American experience. The program also provides opportunities for both emerging and established playwrights, actors, directors, designers and performing artists to develop their craft and showcase new work along with managing the tuition-free educational program Grupo Animo, the GCAC’s resident teen theatre company. Audiences can expect an entertaining and culturally rich season in the 300 seat Historic Guadalupe Theater.




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TeatroSAlon Showcase

The Guadalupe presents new teatro by San Antonio playwrights and teatristas! Local playwrights, performers, and ensembles will take the Guadalupe stage and present an evening of new works. From drama and comedy to spoken word and performance art, these teatro shorts showcase both emerging talent and veterans of the SA teatro scene.



Groupo Animo

Grupo Animo is the resident youth performance company of the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. Under the guidance and mentorship of a professional teaching artist and director, company members will learn about the history of Latino & multi-cultural American Theatre, develop skills in all disciplines of stage performance as well as playwriting

and technical theatre, and produce a final theatrical production in the historic Guadalupe Theater. While recruitment for this tuition free program focuses on economically disadvantaged and underserved youth, teenagers from all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds of San Antonio are eligible to apply.

This unique multi-disciplinary performing arts program provides participants with a platform to create new and original work that resonates with their lives, their peers’ lives and their families and neighbors. Through a process of devised theatre making, students strengthen their fundamental theatre arts skills while being active voices for their communities.

To join, please contact Joel Settles at or 210-271-3151 ext. 213


Holiday Saxophones 

Regency Jazz Band leader George Prado brings together talent from across the city and region at the Guadalupe Theater for Holiday Saxophones every December. This festive musical holiday tradition featuring San Anto-style horn players is a favorite for audience members and musicians alike.





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