Our History

Old picture of entrance to theatre

Sam Bass Theatre Association was incorporated in Texas in 1973. Our performance space, The Old Depot Stage, was the original depot building for the Union Pacific Railroad that ran through Round Rock, Texas.

The building was about half its current size, and was located at 109 E Main Street in Round Rock. This was our home from 1981 until 1984, when it was moved to its current location at 600 N. Lee Street in Memorial Park in Round Rock. 

Major renovation was needed to turn the Old Depot into an adequate performance space, and as we continue to grow, so does the theatre.

After years of neglect, the current board is proud to share some of the improvements and repairs that have been made:

  • New HVAC system

  • Our roof has either been repaired, restored, or replaced, where needed.

  • Insulation has been replaced.

  • New toilets installed. 

  • New beverage refrigerator for concessions.

  • Ticket booth has been demolished (for safety reasons) and replaced with a new poster sign showing current and upcoming productions.

Future plans:

  • New deck.

  • ADA ramps either repaired, restored, or replaced.

  • New doors.

  • New signage.

  • New paint.

This list is certainly not complete, as to mention everything would almost be impossible, but one thing is certain - none of this could have been done without the continued support of our community and volunteers. Whether it be through financial donations, or through time spent and good old-fashioned blood, sweat, and tears, we thank each and every one of you!

Old picture of outside theatre with ticket booth