- San Antonio, TX
- Site Type:
- Civic Facilities, Auditoriums and Arenas
- New Deal Agencies:
- Work Relief Programs, Works Progress Administration (WPA)
- Robert Hugman
The Arneson River Theatre is a well known landmark along San Antonio’s Riverwalk. Built with WPA funds between 1938 and 1940 it has hosted thousands of events. The stage is on the north bank of the river with seating on the south bank. It is most frequently used for summer plays, including the popular Fiesta Noche Del Rio. It is also a popular venue for weddings. It is a part of the La Villita Historic Arts Village.
Source notes"I have been in and out of this theatre many, many times and had read somewhere that it was a WPA project. Today as I passed from La Villita into the theatre I saw the plaque, what an unexpected thrill!" https://www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com/history/history-of-the-river-walk https://www.lavillita.com/arneson/ https://www.city-data.com/articles/Arneson-River-Theater-in-San-Antonio.html
Site originally submitted by Elizabeth Hilburn - https://doorwayintothethepast.blogspot.com/ on April 7, 2013.
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