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Kessler Theater, Dallas

4.7
#11 of 49 in Nightlife in Dallas
Once owned by Gene Autry in the WWII movie house era, The Kessler is listed in the National Historic Registry. It has been hit by a tornado, burned down and was a revival tabernacle. It had been dormant for almost 30 years, but has been operating as one of the most acclaimed music venues in the region since 2010.

Music, art, beverages, food, and good people can all be found and enjoyed here.

See our website for our current show calendar (and tickets) as well as private event rental information.
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4.8
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  • The Kessler is the best place to hear live music in Dallas. It's intimate but brings in acts that usually play large venues – Los Lobo, Marty Stuar, Hot Tuna. Roots music but eclectic; I even saw the....  more »
  • I've never had a bad time at this place. The calendar is like the live version of someone's favorite mixed tape.  more »
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  • The Kessler is a true gem. So cozy and inviting. The kitchen is no less spectacular than the theater itself (they make lip-licking good tamales) and the staff is always courteous and friendly. The theater is a wonderfully renovated space that accommodates large crowds with a balcony that makes every seat feel front row. Truly a top notch venue. I love to frequent it and always look forward to going back.
  • Love this venue for shows. Went to our third concert here last night - the venue seems so intimate. It has great acoustics and you truly feel like you're seeing a show performed in your own living room. The bar setup is great, and it is easy to navigate back and forth during the show as needed. The atmosphere is so laid back and comfortable. Looking forward to more shows.

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