Courtyard Theater

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   The Courtyard Theater in Historic Downtown Plano is a 321 seat, proscenium-style theater.  With a large stage and spacious lobby, the venue is the perfect place for any events that you may be planning.  Receptions, recitals, stage plays, musicals, concerts, meetings, and private parties are all common occurrences in this beautiful venue.

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The Courtyard Theater was originally the gymnasium for Plano's Cox High School.  Constructed as a 1938 Works Progress Administration (WPA) project, The Cox Gymnasium has been a significant building in Plano's history and has long exemplified the cultural and social heritage of Plano. Through the support of the City of Plano and the visionary leadership of the arts community, the City Council approved a $4.6 million restoration of the Cox Gymnasium in 1999. The architectural firm worked diligently both to preserve the historic materials and style of the existing building with modern functionality and interior accents of color, form and material. The end result is a state-of-the-art facility with a historical perspective unlike any other performing arts center in the DFW Metroplex.  As a theatrical and events space, it is unparalleled in the community, and any event held in this venue will be an evening to remember. 

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Directions to Courtyard Theater


From US-75 North

Take the Plano Parkway exit* and turn right at the 15th Street stoplight.  Take a left on Avenue G.  The parking lot will be on your right.
*The northbound 15th Street exit is closed due to construction.

From US-75 South

Take the 15th Street exit and turn left at the 15th Street stoplight.  Take a left on Avenue G.  The parking lot will be on your right.

From President George Bush Turnpike - East

Take the Alma Drive exit.  Turn left onto Alma Drive.  Turn right at the 15th Street stoplight.  Continue under US-75. Take a left on Avenue G.  The parking lot will be on your right.

From President George Bush Turnpike - West
Take the Avenue K exit.  Turn right onto Avenue K.  Avenue K will veer right at become Municipal Avenue.  Turn left onto 15th Street. Turn right on Avenue G.  The parking lot will be on your right.

Parking 

Free parking is available at the rear of the Courtyard Theater-Cox Playhouse complex off of Avenue G.  A small number of spaces are available in front of the buildings on Avenue H.  After hours and during weekends, the Municipal Court parking lot across 15th Street can serve as overflow parking.