City Auditorium Reopening

The City Auditorium at City Hall will have its grand opening and ribbon cutting on October 3 at 4 p.m., hosted by the San Angelo Performing Arts Coalition.

This event is open to the public and will include refreshments, entertainment and tours until 6 p.m.

The auditorium will be renamed the Murphey Performance Hall at City Auditorium, thanks to a generous gift from Elta Joyce Murphey McAfee.

The Auditorium opened in 1929 but was closed in 2009. It recently underwent renovations that include new seating, a 17,000-square-foot back-of-the-house addition, expansion of restrooms, state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems, and restoration of the original curtain.

The official reopening of the Murphey Performance Hall will kick off on October 7 with the first performance by the San Angelo Symphony of the 2017-2018 season.