Granada Theater Dallas Historic Live Music Venue and Event Space Circa 2006

For a number of years this was the official website for the Granada Theater in Dallas, TX.
Content is from the site's archived pages.

The current website for the Granada Theater is found at where you will find the most up to date information.


"My most memorable night at this fabulous theater was watching a handful of unknown bands having a blast one New Years Eve (2008?). The Swinging Johnsons (that's their real name!) cracked me up with their impersonizations of the Beverly Hillbillies - was that Sugar Babe playing bass? The Red Hot Juicies and Bro Bad teamed up for an acid rock trip back to the 70's that was awe inspiring with their custom fuzz boxes and distortion violins. But the band that stole the show in my mind was the Dead Sea Squirrels and their super long riff called Nothingness which had an instrumental in the middle where Bock Hanson read some text that I could barely make out, but it was obvious it was from one of Rev Sale's philosophical treatises titled, "In Search of Nothing." If you don't know what I'm referencing here, read this. It's a long intellectually stimulating rant about how the idea of nothing has been abused by our culture. So thematically, that hit a lot of notes for me since I'm a huge Sale fan. Anyway the crowd seemed to dig it, and were on their feet long before it was over." Stanley Kramer


Little Charlie and the Nightcats

Apr 8, 2006

$14.50 GA, $17.50/$22.50 RES in advance 
CD World Sez: Sacramento-based blues, swing and jump masters!


Welcome to The Granada Theater

What's Going On

Eddie Money (4/7) 

Exene Cervenka (of X) and the Original Sinners. (4/9) 

George Clinton and P-Funk (5/4) 

Photography Provided By Bill Ellison

Original Sinners featuring Exene Cervenka of X

Apr 9, 2006

$14 GA, $17 RES 
CD World Sez: Fronted by L.A. punk goddess Exene, the Sinners mark a return to form of seminal punk band X.



Mavs vs. Suns

May 28, 2006

CD World Sez: Huge party, reserve a 7 or 10 top table, or even a whole section today.


Welcome to The Granada Theater

What's Going On

Edwin McCain on the 16th of June! 

Bob Schneider Party on the 23rd of June! 


Photography Provided By Bill Ellison


May 31, 2006

CD World Sez: Lifehouse brings their amazing rock sound to the Granada!!





Private Party

Jun 15, 2006

CD World Sez:


Welcome to The Granada Theater

Back To Main

News Archive

Posted On: 5/23/06
Edwin McCain on the 16th of June! 

Bob Schneider Party on the 23rd of June! 

Photography Provided By Bill Ellison

Edwin McCain

Jun 16, 2006

$16 GA, $22 RES 
CD World Sez: Laid back South Carolina roots rocker!






...and you will know us by Trail of Dead and Blood Brothers

Nov 24, 2006

$17 GA 
CD World Sez: Audio chaos with one foot crushing the throat of Emo.Hardcore noise. Amazing Co-bill.




Photography Provided By Bill Ellison

Slightly Stoopid and Pepper

Dec 1, 2006

$20 GA 
CD World Sez: California-centric sound of loopy sampledelic pop, hip-hop influence, sunny weed affirmations, and the occasional return to raucous skatepunk







The Granada Theater is an unique historical venue, located in the heart of Dallas, built in 1946 during the Golden Age of the Hollywood era. The interior of Granada features hand painted art deco murals throughout and the exterior boasts a forty foot neon marquee perfect for your event branding.

Granada Theater is located in Lower Greenville, in Dallas, TX. The theater was built in 1946 as a movie house. In 1977 it was converted to a concert hall, only to revert to a movie theatre soon after. In 2004 it was again opened as a concert hall.


The Art Deco design of the Granada reflects the decadence of that Golden Era. The exterior was designed for function with rounded corners, stepped forms and linear accents that echoed the industrialized, streamlined designs of modern machinery, like automobiles. The interior decor employs the influence of ancient cultures. The murals were designed by the artist(s) who also worked on Los Angeles’ famous Grauman’s Chinese Theater. The grand scale murals depict different genres of film with the ceiling feature depicting a mythological “film goddess” standing over a reel of film. Fitting, since the Greeks gave us theater. The sunburst crowning the goddess and the curved plaster moldings lining the sidewalls point to another Deco theme – designs taken from nature. The neighborhood theater was family friendly providing soundproof rooms available for others. Archives stated the theater was predominantly dark red and the original front doors were made of wood.


Best Live Music Venue 2010/2011Pegasus News DFW's Ultimate Best
Best Live Music Venue 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014,2015The Dallas Observer Music Awards
Best Live Music Venue 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015The Dallas Observer Reader's Choice
Top 10 Cultural Destinations in Dallas 2008Modern Luxury Dallas, Best of the City
2007 Nightlife Best of City Search
Best Show-seeing Place 2006D Magazine Best of Big D
Dallas Observer: Best Concert: Sleater Kinney

Dallas Observer: Music Awards

  • Best Live Music Venue 2015
  • Best Live Music Venue 2014
  • Best Live Music Venue 2013
  • Best Live Music Venue 2012
  • Best Live Music Venue 2010
  • Best Live Music Venue 2009
  • Best Live Music Venue 2008
  • Best Live Music Venue 2007
  • Best Talent Buyer 2011
  • Best Talent Buyer 2010
  • Best Talent Buyer 2009
  • Best Talent Buyer 2008
  • Best Backstage Area 2005
  • Best Lower Greenville Save 2004
  • Best Security Team 2011

D Magazine:

  • Best of Big D: Best Live Music Venue 2015
  • Best of Big D: Best Live Music Venue 2012
  • Best of Big D: Best Live Music Venue 2011
  • Best of Big D: Best Show – Seeing Place 2006
  • Best of Big D - Best Night Out for Mom 2006
  • Readers Choice: Best Live Music Venue 2012
  • Readers Choice: Best Live Music Venue 2011
  • Best of Dallas Awards Critics and Fans Pick: Best Live Music Venue 2009


  • Ultimate Best Pegasus News: Best Music Venue 2010
  • WFAA-TV A-List Awards: Best Live Music Venue 2009
  • Modern Luxury Dallas: Top Ten cultural destinations in Dallas 2008
  • Every Day (Rachael Ray): Best Place to see a show in Dallas 2007
  • Best of the City Search Nightlife Winner 2007



Granada Theater Events

Type of Events

  • - Corporate or Private Events
  • - Private and Public Concerts
  • - Fundraisers
  • - Birthday or Bat/Bar Mitzvah
  • - Product Launches
  • - Weddings and Receptions
  • - Holiday Parties
  • - And Many More!

The Granada Theater is an unique historical venue, located in the heart of Dallas, built in 1946 during the Golden Age of the Hollywood era. The interior of Granada features hand painted art deco murals throughout and the exterior boasts a forty foot neon marquee perfect for your event branding. The Granada is a turn key event space offering in house catering, state of the art audio and video experience, flexible floor plans and professional event management. The Granada is ranked in the top 10 nationally, among concert venues, per Venues Today Magazine. You are renting a piece of history!

Granada Rentals

What sets us apart?

  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Experienced Private Events Team
  • Catering and Beverage Service
  • Open and Multi-level Floor Plan
  • Box Office and Online Ticketing System
  • Staging, Concert Sound and Lighting Package
  • Audio and HD Projection with three 20' Screens
  • In House Talent Buyer
  • In House Marketing and Publicity Department


The Granada Theater provides in-house catering from our restaurant Sundown at Granada, which is located right next door. Sundown prides itself on providing organic, fresh, and seasonal menu options crafted by our Executive Chef Jason West.

Granada Capacities

Standing Capacity
Reception Capacity
Theater Seating Capacity

Entire Venue

1,000 guests 800 guests 485 guests

Floor Level

600 guests 500 guests 285 guests

Balcony Level

250 guests 200 guests 180 guests


Sundown Events

Type of Events

  • - Happy Hours
  • - Birthday Parties
  • - Corporate Parties
  • - Movie Nights
  • - Engagement Parties
  • - Wedding Receptions
  • - Rehearsal Dinners

Are you looking for a more intimate space for your gathering? Sundown At Granada is perfect for small, quaint dinner parties or large exclusive rentals. Sundown features three different indoor and outdoor event spaces, our downstairs bar area, covered patio and larger roof top patio, that can accommodate groups of 20-450. The Sundown roof top patio is a private event space with sunset views overlooking Greenville Ave and the Granada Theater.


Sundown Rentals

Roof Top Patio Amenities

  • Fantastic Second Story Views of Vibrant Greenville Ave
  • Catering with Custom Menus
  • Outdoor Lounge Furniture
  • Misters, Heaters and Fire Pits
  • Covered Area on Roof Top
  • Private Bar and Custom Craft Cocktails
  • Valet Parking
  • Personal Bartenders and Servers
  • Professional Audio and HD Visual Equipment





Q: Granada has won Best Live Music Venue in Dallas more than any live music venue… what is the story?
As a child, owner dude Mike, and his family ran a vacation summer camp in Minnesota. He was raised with a military father who became a pastor who encouraged him to collaborate in community with others. His mother taught him to love, work hard and clean. Years later, he created the Granada Theater,  a musical vacation just like the resort he loved as a kid. The Granada is a friendly environment (rest assured, the bathrooms will be clean too) with no tolerance for unhappy staff members. We have fun, we rock, we clean, we have a beer together after work. We are a community and family in East Dallas. We will be here forever. Our fellow employees enjoy our “Love Yourself” lifestyle while discovering new music with us (and now, you).

Q: Do you accept all major credit cards?
We accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover. Sorry no American Express

Q:  I don’t have access to a printer.  Can I just use my cell phone for my print at home tickets?

 A:  Yes.  Each ticketfly order has a specific barcode per ticket.  It is a .pdf attachment from your original ticket order.  We must have the orginal .pdf format to scan.  We cannot scan a screen shot of the original order.

Q: I have a great idea on how the Granada could be better.  What do I do?
If you have a comment, please email as our focus is to constantly make the Granada better! We will always be excited to improve things that directly affect the guest concert experience. You are truly the reason we are here.

Q: Where is your venue located?
Our exact address is 3524 Greenville Ave.

Q: Are you closeby to the DART rail?
The closest DART station to our venue is the Mockingbird Station. It is about a mile away which is about 15 minute walk away from Granada Theater or a 5 minute sprint if you’re extra fast.

Q: What’s this I hear about dinner before a show at Granada and also an after party each night with a live band next door?
In January 2012, Mike and his lovely lady Julia, opened Sundown At Granada, a farm to table restaurant with organic food, 60 beers, craft cocktails and a double decker patio next door to Granada. It is a great place to meet before the show for dinner, spirits, good conversation and a roof top sunset view. After the concert enjoy local bands or relax under the stars on the roof top patio.

Q: Where can I purchase tickets to upcoming shows?
Tickets can be purchased right here on our website or at the box office on show nights. You can see our complete calendar . Tickets are the exact same price online as they are at the box office unless day of show increase is noted on the website.

Q: Does the Granada have seats?
Depending on the artists’ preference, we may have only seats, standing room only, or a mix of both seats and standing. Standing tickets are cheaper and seating is reserved. You get to pick your exact seat online. It’s fun to find your favorite place to sit and call it your “home” at Granada. On the floor Section 302 B-4 and C-4 are my favorite as you can push your chair back to the wall and have massive leg room.

There are 8 levels inside Granada. My favorite for an incredible view of the entire stage is to pick an “A” row which is at the front of each level. In the balcony I also like to go for an “A” row one section back instead of a “B” or “C” row in a closer section, for a super open view of the entire stage. On the floor it does not matter as much as our stage is 5′ tall.

Q: Is there handicapped seating at our venue?
The Granada Theater’s main entrance is wheelchair accessible and our bathrooms are ADA compliant. If needing accommodations,we suggest that you purchase a ticket to the show, arrive at the venue when doors open, and speak to a venue manager. They or a venue staff member will accommodate you accordingly.

Q: I can’t make the show, what are my options with tickets?
Our tickets are non-refundable once purchased. If you’d like to transfer them to a friend, please provide to them  A copy of the confirmation email / Print At Home tickets.

Q: Where should I park?
There is a paid parking lot located directly behind Granada that charges $8. There is also free street parking in our friendly neighborhood. I’ve never had to park more than a few blocks away and the walk gets me pumped for the show. One entire side of a couple streets have very obvious no parking signs.

Don’t park at the apartments as they do tow. Pick up a piece of trash on your happy walk in just to blow someone’s mind that may be watching you.

Q: I left my credit card at the show last night, how can I get it?
First, give our office a call at (214) 824-9933 to make sure we do have your card. All cards can be retrieved at Sundown at Granada, our restaurant adjacent and South of the venue, starting at 5PM Mondays through Fridays and 11AM Saturdays and Sundays.

Q: What is your venue’s age limit?
Our venue is 10+ if accompanied by a parent/guardian and 14+ to go solo.

Q: Do I need an ID to enter the venue?
You’ll need a valid ID to enter the venue and pick up your tickets. If you are planning on drinking, a valid, non-expired, government issued ID will be required at check-in to verify that you are over 21 years old.

Q: I’m coming to a show tonight, what do I wear?
Our dress code is casual and 100% up to you. We only insist that you are fully dressed (no pants, no entry) and advise you to wear some type of foot covering for your own safety. See you in the pit.

Q: Do you serve food and drinks at your venue?
There are two to four bars that are open during our shows. At certain shows, we do have tacos available to purchase at the bars.

Q: What restaurants are close by to Granada Theater?
We have a restaurant and beer-garden right next door to our venue called Sundown at Granada. There are also restaurants within walking distance of the venue and many within driving distance of the Theater down Greenville Ave.

Q: Are there any hotels nearby your venue?

Here is a list of hotels nearby Granada Theater:

The Highland Dallas Hotel (used to be Hotel Palomar
5300 East Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX 75206

Best Western Citi Place
4150 N Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75204

Hyatt Summerfield Suites Dallas – Lincoln Park
8221 North Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75225

Doubletree Hotel Campbell Centre
8520 North Central Expressway
Dallas, TX

Holiday Inn Select
10650 North Central Expressway (between Meadow and Royal)
Dallas, TX 75231
(214) 373-6000
(888) 477-7829

La Quinta
10001 North Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75231
(214) 361-8200

A list of other cool Dallas hotels:

Hotel Zaza
2332 Leonard Street
Dallas, TX 75201

Belmont Hotel
901 Fort Worth Avenue
Dallas, TX 75208

W Dallas – Victory
2440 Victory Park Lane
Dallas, TX 75219

The Joule
1530 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75201

The Stoneleigh
2927 Maple Avenue
Dallas, TX 75206

Comfort Inn & Suites Market Center
7138 N. Stemmons Fwy
Dallas, TX, 75247
(214) 461-2677

Q: How can my band play at the Granada Theater?
There are a lot of factors that we take into consideration when booking our venue including what we, our Granada fans, and our neighborhood likes. You can submit all press kit or information to