Frequently Asked Questions
YES, masks are required. In response to federal, state and local guidelines, masks must be worn inside the building and when possible all patrons should observe social distancing. Thank you for your patience as we maneuver through these trying times.
What are normal hours of operation?
The CAC office is usually open Monday – Friday 8:30 to 4:30. The box office will open one hour prior to doors opening on performance dates. Check the SHOW page for performance times. Galleries are open during office normal office hours, and Saturday/Sunday from 9am - 1pm.
What are the ticketing options at The CAC?
Social distancing seating will apply for all performances in the auditorium in response to CDC guidelines and local or state guidelines. While most shows are reserved seating, the current response to safety measures requires that social distancing policies shall go into place into further notice. This policy provides for designated seats to be requested one hour before a performance. Guidelines will require that two vacant seats be designated on either side of a couple or family members seated together and that a vacant row be left between each row of occupied seats. When purchasing tickets, you will be prompted to select seats for reserved show however, until social distancing seating ends, no reservations for specific seats will be honored.
Where can I buy tickets?
Advanced tickets can be purchased through our website or by calling 254.773.9926. If tickets still remain, they can be purchased at the door the night of the show. The box office opens one hour prior to the door opening.
How do I get my tickets?
Tickets are emailed to you to the address on file. Paperless tickets are acceptable by showing them on your smart phone. We are always willing to reprint your tickets in needed.
I already purchased tickets and have a question, who can I contact?
Please email with your ticketing question. Request for refunds or exchanges will be denied; all sales are final.
When is your box office open?
Monday – Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM and one hour prior to doors opening. Tickets for shows that are not sold out are available for purchase at the door on the evening of the show. Tickets are available for purchase at the On Stage page.
Where do I park and how much does it cost?
Parking is always free. Lots can be found on the west side of the facility and the north side lot that adjoins the Mayborn Convention Center.
How can I retrieve something I lost, left, or forgot?
Please contact us with a brief description or come by during normal hours of operation to see if it has been turned in.
Does the CAC have a bar?
There is no bar at the CAC. For some events, including the Texas Music Series, we have contracted professional full cash bar service. Beverages are only offered before the performance and during intermission. No, you cannot have a beer just because you need to leave your seat for the restroom. Outside alcohol is not permitted.
Does the CAC have a restaurant or cafe?
No. For some events, we contract with local food trucks to be on site. For many events we have snacks, water, and soft drinks for sale. Everything is $1 at the CAC snack bar.
Do you have any age restrictions?
Each show will have its own age policy, but generally those 17 and under need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
What if I am late?
If you are late to a performance, please don’t disrupt the performer or audience in the middle of a song. Please wait to be seated until the next appropriate song break.
What is the concert etiquette policy?
We want everyone to be relaxed and have a great experience. Our shows consist of classical, rock, and singer songwriters, so the norms may change per show. Some performances are more relaxed and encourage audience participation while others are more formal.
What is your video/camera/recording policy?
The recording policy is set by each artist. Most touring artist have restrictions that do not allow for any type of recording device during a show. Please email prior to the show to get the specific performers policy.
My dog really likes the band. Can I bring him?
Service animals are always welcome; your pet dog, cat, chicken, goldfish, mini goat, and horse are not.
How does the CAC handle booking?
For an artist to be considered for booking, their assets should be submitted by emailing email@example.com. To rent the theater for a private event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CAC does not have an ATM on-site and many artists only accept cash for merchandise.
The CAC is a tobacco free/vape free venue.