Bishop Arts Theatre

215 S. Tyler Avenue,
Dallas, TX 75208

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Opened in the Oak Cliff Section of Dallas in 1914 as the Texas Picture Theatre. It operated until shortly after 1922 when the Rosewin Theatre opened around the corner on Jefferson Boulevard. It later became the Bluebird Theatre.

The building still stands with a faux log front and became an auto repair shop for many years. In 2008 it was converted back into entertainment use as training space for live theatre performances and since 2015 known as the Bishop Arts Theatre.

Contributed by Bob Johnston

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Bob Johnston
Bob Johnston on June 19, 2006 at 8:20 am

In 2006 is being restored to theater use by teaching group.

matt54 on December 11, 2010 at 2:47 am

Wonder why TeCo makes no reference in its website to its occupancy of a historic neighborhood theater?

playwright2011 on June 11, 2011 at 9:03 pm

The TeCo website has been updated to include information about the rich history of the theater.

ronzom on December 5, 2015 at 9:54 pm

The Bluebird Theater is now the Bishop Arts Theater. It is a very small theater used mostly for plays. Parking is a problem on weekends.

—Ron Miller

Chris1982 on December 7, 2015 at 11:56 pm

This website gives a little history on this theatre.

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