The Lila Cockrell Theatre (LCT), named after a former Mayor of San Antonio, is located near the West Lobby Entrance. The Convention Facilities rest in the shadow of the soaring “Tower of the Americas”, a 750-foot tall facility topped with a revolving restaurant and observation deck. This striking complex, a permanent legacy of the 1968 San Antonio World’s Fair is one of the reasons why San Antonio is attracting more than 750,000 delegates every year to conventions, business meetings, trade shows and exhibitions.
Although the Theatre was originally designed for traditional performing arts events such as ballet, symphony and drama, a major renovation in 2010 has enhanced its utility as an ideal venue for multi-media presentations, concerts, lectures and general meetings for large attendance convention events. The large elegant entrance lobby is equipped with a box office, ticket drops and concession stands on all audience levels. Seating is divided among three levels:
Orchestra – 1,392; 1st Balcony – 480; and 2nd Balcony – 447 for a total of 2,319 comfortable permanent seats. In addition, there is a large accessible area for handicapped guests and their companions.