In accordance with Federal Law, the McAllen Performing Arts Center has several company rules and regulations in place. Guests are expected to read through and thoroughly familiarize themselves with the following prior to their visit to the McAllen Performing Arts Center. Please bear in mind that these are in place for your own safety and security as well as that of other guests, and ultimately to ensure the most enjoyable possible experience for everyone visiting the theatre.

Prohibited Items

The list of items not allowed at the McAllen Performing Arts Center includes, but is not limited to:
balls and projectiles, helium balloons, professional recording equipment (cameras with detachable lenses, tripods etc), selfie sticks, knives, guns, weapons of any kind or any item perceived by management to have a harmful potential to other guests, outside food and drink, and animals (other than specifically permitted service animals).

The McAllen Performing Arts Center reserves the right to confiscate any item or ask disruptive or uncooperative guests to leave the premises.

Camera Policy

Photography of any kind is not permitted during most performances (this may vary by event – check before your visit if unsure.) Mobile phones must remain on silent or switched off and be stowed away in your bag during the show, as the bright lights from even quiet devices are distracting to both performers and audience.


Pets are not permitted at the McAllen Performing Arts Center. Service animals are permitted – please contact the venue prior to your visit to ensure authorization. The animal must remain leashed and with its owner at all times, kept 60 feet from food locations, and to have been vaccinated with all current immunizations prior to the show date.

Most importantly: Be respectful and mindful of those around you and don’t forget to enjoy the show!

For more a brief background on McAllen Performing Arts Center and for more information, please check out the McAllen Performing Arts Center information page.