Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

Venue Overview

The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts is a performing arts venue in San Antonio, Texas, offering a variety of performances including plays, musicals, concerts, opera and ballet. The complex consists of several event spaces, including a large theater seating an audience of over 1,700, as well as a smaller studio theater and an outdoor stage.

Robert L. B. Tobin

It was no accident that the namesake Robert L. B. Tobin was honored to be recognized in this way. When Robert Tobin’s father, the revolutionary cartographer Edgar Tobin, died in an airplane accident in 1954, he took over his father’s company. Despite his tender age of just 19, Robert managed to turn the company into an even bigger success than it already was, mainly by introducing color aerial photography, which was unheard of at the time.

Tobin was also a respected art collector, patron and philanthropist, well known in the art world. During his lifetime, he was a great supporter of theater and the performing arts, patronizing numerous artists and institutions in the field.

His extensive art collection included works from different eras and cultures, including important works of modern art. He was also a great supporter of the city of San Antonio and worked to preserve and promote the city’s historical heritage. Because of his significant contributions to art and culture, he has been greatly appreciated and honored by many people.

The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts is named after him to honor his passion for the performing arts.

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Nearby in San Antonio

115 Auditorium Circle, San Antonio, Texas 78205

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