Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater (MCL Grand) opened its doors with a three-day celebration on Jan. 14-16, 2011. The center is located at 100 N. Charles Street, between Main and Church streets, in the heart of Old Town Lewisville. Administrative offices and art gallery are open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
MCL Grand gives the many arts groups in the Greater Lewisville area a facility to perform and display their works and also hosts other regional and national shows and exhibits, events, classes and meetings. The facility features a 296-seat theater with acoustics designed for both speech and music, a 2,200-square-foot art gallery, a 2,400-square-foot dance recital hall, 3,000-square-foot black box and 1,750 square feet of classrooms. A courtyard from Charles Street to the theater lobby is large enough to host small outside performances and dinners.
Page Sutherland Page architectural firm designed the center, which draws upon similarities to the existing buildings in Old Town Lewisville. Several local arts groups provided input in the planning stages of the facility. Tax Increment Refinance Zone bonds funded most of the project.
SOLD OUT - Songwriting Workshop featuring Mary Gauthier
- Date: February 22, 2020 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Location: MCL Grand
100 N. Charles
Lewisville, Texas 75057
- Introduction: 8th Annual MCL Grand Songwriting Workshop
8th Annual MCL Grand Songwriting Workshop featuring Mary Gauthier
Saturday, Feb. 22, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
** As of Friday, Feb. 14 the workshop is SOLD OUT**
Award-winning singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier leads the 8th annual MCL Grand Songwriting Workshop on Saturday, Feb. 22. The intimate, day-long workshop will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., during which time Gauthier will help participants tap into their inner writers’ voices and fine-tune their songs. Songwriters of all levels are invited to participate, whether or not they have works in progress to share.
Gauthier’s most recent album, Rifles & Rosary Beads, is a collection of songs she co-wrote with US Veterans over the last five years through SongwritingWith:Soldiers, a non-profit that offers Veterans a chance to work with professional songwriters. Rifles & Rosary Beads was named Best Album of the Year at the International Folk Music Awards, nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Folk Album of the Year, nominated for Album of the Year by The Americana Music Association, and named #1 Best Singer/Songwriter Album of 2018 by LA Times.
Participation in this workshop is limited to 20 people. Tickets are $60 each and include lunch as well as two tickets to Mary Gauthier’s Black Box Songwriter Series concert on Sunday, Feb. 23. Purchase tickets at MCLGrand.tix.com. Sales tax included in ticket price.
The 8th annual MCL Grand Songwriting Workshop is part of the Black Box Songwriter Concert Series, which features singer-songwriters in an intimate, listening-room setting. Since its inception in 2015, the series has attracted a variety of celebrated songwriters, such as Gretchen Peters (“Independence Day”), Susan Gibson (“Wide Open Spaces”), Walt Wilkins (“Trains I Missed”), and numerous award-winning troubadours. Both newcomers and veteran songwriters have played the series and given fans a chance to hear incredible songs as well as the stories behind them.
Located in the heart of historic downtown Lewisville, MCL Grand is the premier public arts facility in Southern Denton County. The 40,000-square-foot facility features a 296-seat proscenium theater, black box theater, dance recital hall, art gallery, five art classrooms and a large courtyard. Medical City Lewisville has a multi-year agreement with the city for naming rights at the center.
To reach MCL Grand from Interstate 35E, take exit 452 and proceed east on Main Street to Charles Street. MCL Grand will be on the left. Free public parking is available along Main and Church streets, or at Lewisville City Hall.
For details about upcoming events, or rental information for the facility, please visit MCLGrand.com or call 972.219.8446.