The Cactus Theater is a theater located in Lubbock, Texas, US. It hosts live music productions, musicals, and theatrical plays. The Art Deco style theater was designed by architect Robert Maxey. The Cactus remained opened for twenty years. However, by 1957, there were seventeen movie theaters in the city. The competition from the other traditional theaters and the popularity of six new drive-in theaters forced the older Cactus out of business. The Cactus closed on May 6, 1958.
As part of the development of Lubbock's Depot District in 1993, Cactus Theater, Inc., along with a group of investors, bought the Cactus Theater and refurbished it into a live performance/movie theater. The theater features live theatrical plays and music including Fiddler on the Roof, The Odd Couple, Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story, The Rainmaker, Hello Dolly!, Oklahoma!, and more.
The theater now features shows such as Nostalgia Nights, The Cactus Family Christmas Celebration, Gospel Night, Cactus Cuties local artist showcase, new artist showcase, and The JD’s. #Buddy_Holly #Lubbock #Music #Oklahoma #Performance #Play #Texas #Theater #West_Texas