• Sit for a spell under a cottonwood tree and view the Franklin Mountains, seemingly nestled between the U.S. and Mexico flags in front of the visitor center. The two flags reflect our heritage; this land once belonging to Mexico and now to the U.S.


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  • New Hours!

    Beginning October 1, the grounds of the memorial will be open to the public from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. This applies to all foot traffic and vehicles. For questions, call (915) 532-7273.

  • ¡Horario Nuevo!

    A partir del 1ero de octubre, se abren los terrenos del parque desde las 7 a.m. hasta las 10 p.m. Esto vale para el tráfico peatonal igual al de vehículos. Si tiene preguntas, llame al (915) 532-7273.

  • Phone System Problems

    We are currently experiencing problems with our automated phone system. For general information or to speak to someone in the visitor center, please dial 915-532-7273, extension 113, between 10 am and 5 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • Problemas Telefónicos

    Actualmente existen problemas con el sistema telefónico. Para información general o para comunicarse con el centro de visitantes, marque 915-532-7273, extensión 113 entre las horas de 10 am y 5 pm. Disculpe la molestia.

  • Limited Access to Cultural Center on 10/20 and 10/21/14

    Floor maintenance activity may limit access to part or all of the visitor center, museum exhibits and park store on Monday, 10/20 and Tuesday, 10/21/14.

For Theater User Groups

Ballet Folklorico dancers

Ballet Folklorico is one of the popular events that we host.


Chamizal National Memorial Indoor Theater

What We Offer You

· Stage Manager for all shows
· Limited selection of gobos for lighting designs
· Lighting design, lighting hang/focus, light board operator
· Sound design, sound board operator
· House Manager for all shows

· Stage: Modified thrust
· Grid lighting system, NO fly system
· Backstage areas (space capacity rules apply)
· 477 seats in house, including areas for up to 12 persons with disabilities
· Visitor Center Lobby (opens one hour prior to show start time)
· Loading dock
· Green Room, 2 dressing rooms, Spanish Garden

You must supply:
· Stage crew
· Ushers / Box Office
· Change, if sales have been authorized
· Follow Spot operators (if applicable)
· Make-up crew, costuming, etc.
· Laptop computer if doing a PowerPoint presentation

(You are responsible for following all rules and regulations. Click here for a downloadable list of Theater Rules and Usher Standards.)

For more information on obtaining a Special Use Permit, visit our Fees and Reservations page. Every performance or special event needs a Special Use Permit prior to using the facilities.

Contact Us!

· The theater and the tech office are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
· Please contact us immediately if you need to make any changes to your rehearsals and/or performances
· Don't speak tech? We're happy to answer any and all questions you may have about our capabilities, facilities, rules, regulations, and much more!

Theater Staff phone extensions and emails:

Main phone number: 915-532-7273

· Arturo Garcia, x115, e-mail us

· Kristi Harben, x122, e-mail us

· Greg Lawson, x123, e-mail us

· Chief of Theater Division, Jerry Flood, x105, e-mail us

Did You Know?

U.S President Lyndon B. Johnson and Mexican President Lopez Mateos

During the talks that led up to the Chamizal Convention, instead of rendering handshakes, both Presidents Kennedy and Johnson were encouraged to greet their Mexican counterparts with an Abrazo – a customary embrace that is still widely practiced in the Southwest.