Located at 200 East Market Street, San Antonio, Texas, the Lila Cockrell Theatre is considered as one of the age-old event centres across the country. Built and opened for HemisFair in 1968, the venue's interior and form were never changed or altered in it long years of existence. Despite its old trappings, the theater has hosted a variety of events. Nevertheless, due to its degrading wooden panels and parts, it gained little attention since the dawn of the 21st century.
In 2010, the theater gained sufficient funds for its full renovation. With this, the building's interior finally saw its more modern end. The most noticeable alteration can be seen on the reduced seating capacity of the venue - from 2,400 to 2,300 - all because it adapted a more convenient floor plan. Other parts that were renovated include: the orchestra pit, the wide stage screens, glass tile-decorated columns, carpeting, curtains, the restrooms, and the mechanical systems of the building such as its illumination, acoustics, and ventilation. All in all, the expense its renovation had incurred amounted to $26 million. Nonetheless, the result drew more events to be held in its premises making it a success thus far.