333 West Commerce Street
Entrance from Commerce Street or Entrance and parking on Laredo Street
La Zona is a Centro’s newest placemaking space. Hot off the extraordinary success of Peacock Alley, Centro moves west to Commerce Street. Utilizing art as a placemaking catalyst, this courtyard adjacent to Texas Public Radio headquarters, San Pedro Creek, and upcoming private developments has been activated with performance art, sculpture, murals, music, and hyper-local offerings infused with a distinctive San Antonio flavor! La Zona breathes new life into this long-abandoned block and marries a respect for our history, culture, and community with a nod to our cool and exciting future.
Up Next: “Roosters”
September 8-25, 2022
Balancing humor, poignance, and powerful drama, this arresting play probes into the problems besetting a Hispanic American family in the rural Southwest, and the growing conflict between a ne’er-do-well father and his rebellious son. Successfully presented Off-Broadway as a joint production by INTAR and the New York Shakespeare Festival, the play marked the arrival of a singular and distinctively original new writer.
“…Ms. Sanchez-Scott has a natural theatrical talent and an ability to ensnare an audience in a tale—both comic and poignant—of domestic emotional violence.” —NY Times.
“…Sanchez-Scott writes in a supple style, and with nice wit, about people she clearly cares about” —NY Post.
La Zona In The News
La Zona is already an up-and-coming and talked about space for San Antonians to enjoy. Read more in the publications below.
“San Antonio adds newest hot spot as La Zona kicks off summer lineup” – San Antonio Express-News, June 10, 2022
“Inaugural Nomad Music Festival spotlights San Antonio, national artists” – Texas Public Radio, June 14, 2022
Zona Cultural is a crossroads of culture, commerce and community; a destination celebrating the story of San Antonio through music, food, culture, and the arts. Zona Cultural is the birthplace of San Antonio; home to many of the city’s most historic and iconic locations and institutions, including Main Plaza, Plaza de Armas, Market Square, Alameda Theater, and San Fernando Cathedral. Zona Cultural’s history tells San Antonio’s history – from a presidio to a bustling and vibrant global city.
And yet, despite a rich history and a central location in the heart of the City, the area has struggled to find its voice and capitalize on its unique position. Zona Cultural currently lacks a clear identity, but is rather a loose mix of perspectives and stories told by different voices.
With significant new public and private investment happening within and around the area, the time for Zona Cultural to take steps to realize its potential is now! A recent State designation recognizing Zona Cultural as a certified Cultural District has helped galvanize support from local stakeholders and has given greater cachet to Zona Cultural.
Zona Cultural’s boundaries have expanded to include areas to both the east and west of Interstate 35. Each side of the interstate has very different characteristics.