McSwain Theatre

McSwain Theatre The McSwain Theatre is one of Oklahoma's premiere live entertainment hot spots and has been Ada’s crown jewel of entertainment venues for more than 90 years.
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Come see old-time favorites such as the monthly country music variety show featuring Jae L. Stilwell and the Crossover band or catch a classic movie on the McSwain’s big screen. Live music, country concerts, classic movies, children’s entertainment, comedy acts, stage plays, there’s always entertainment at the McSwain!

American honky-tonk singer-songwriter, Jean Shepard, is known as a pioneer for women in country music.In the 1950s, a na...
03/26/2020

American honky-tonk singer-songwriter, Jean Shepard, is known as a pioneer for women in country music.

In the 1950s, a national television gig and the Grand Ole Opry helped make her a star at a time when few female country singers had enduring success. Her first hit, "A Dear John Letter,” a 1953 duet with Ferlin Husky, was the first post-World War II recording by a female country artist to sell more than a million copies!

She released a total of 73 singles to the Hot Country Songs chart, one of which reached the No. 1 spot. A member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1955, she recorded a total of 24 studio albums between 1956 and 1981.

An Oklahoma native, Jean Shepard made a special appearance at the McSwain Theatre in 1996 where she received the Mae Boren Axton award for her positive contributions in country music.
#WomensHistoryMonth #McSwain100 #100years

#FlashbackFriday: Pictured is former owner of the McSwain Theatre, Paul Alford. He purchased the McSwain in 1991 with th...
03/20/2020

#FlashbackFriday: Pictured is former owner of the McSwain Theatre, Paul Alford. He purchased the McSwain in 1991 with the vision of bringing a Branson-style variety show to Ada Main Street. Oct. 17, 1992, marked the first show onstage with the band McSwingers and Jae L. Stilwell as lead vocalist!

To read more about the history of the McSwain Theatre as we celebrate our centennial year, visit McSwainTheatre.com.

#TBT #McSwainTheatre #PaulAlford #100years #McSwain100

Born and raised in Ada, Oklahoma, Jae L. Stilwell has shared her gift of music with audiences since the first grade. Tog...
03/18/2020

Born and raised in Ada, Oklahoma, Jae L. Stilwell has shared her gift of music with audiences since the first grade. Together with her cousin, Debbie Allen, they have made numerous appearances on television, radio and the live stage.
A veteran to the music scene, Jae L., has performed with country music legends Faron Young, T. G. Sheppard and Lee Greenwood. From performing onstage to teaching vocal lessons and mentoring young artists, Jae L. has done it all. For her positive contributions in our local music industry, she was awarded with the Mae Boren Axton award in 1997.
Jae L. has managed the McSwain Theatre since 1992 and is the lead vocalist in our house band, Jae L. Stilwell and the Crossover Band. The group formed in 2009 and entertain McSwain patrons each month, performing everything from country renditions of your favorite songs to classic hits.
Whenever visiting the McSwain Theatre, you are sure to see Jae L. with a big, friendly smile on her face!

#WomensHistoryMonth #McSwainTheatre #McSwain100 #100years

03/13/2020

Events scheduled throughout the remainder of March have been canceled. This includes Peter Pan & Cinderella on Ice, Jae L. and Crossover and Thursday Movie Showcases. As the coronavirus, or COVID-19, spreads globally and cases rise in the U.S., the health and safety of patrons and employees is our main priority.

McSwainTheatre.com will be updated regularly as the situation progresses. At our website, you will find information about cancellations and postponements as well as details concerning ticket refunds or receiving credits for future events.

On behalf of everyone at the McSwain Theatre, we extend our deepest appreciation to you for your patience and understanding.

Mae Boren Axton, known as “Queen Mother of Nashville,” is credited for writing more than 200 songs, including the Elvis ...
03/11/2020

Mae Boren Axton, known as “Queen Mother of Nashville,” is credited for writing more than 200 songs, including the Elvis Presley hit “Heartbreak Hotel.” Mae helped numerous singers and songwriters such as Blake Shelton, Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson break into the country music industry.

Throughout her life, she received numerous awards for her influence in the music business. She was elected into the Oklahoma Women’s Hall of Fame in 1985, and in 1993, she was honored with her signature and handprints placed in concrete at the entrance of the McSwain Theatre.

To learn more about Mae Boren Axton and McSwain Theatre history, visit McSwainTheatre.com/About.

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03/10/2020
We Are ADA

We are excited to host Ada City Schools today as they watch the film Pearl to complete their studies of the famous Chickasaw Aviator!

Thank You to the Chickasaw Nation for Providing Students the Opportunity to Watch Pearl Today at the McSwain! The Movie Helped Washington Students Complete Their Study of Pearl, the Famous Chickasaw Aviator!

We enjoyed one of the most popular sought-after big bands this past weekend! The world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra put...
02/27/2020

We enjoyed one of the most popular sought-after big bands this past weekend! The world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra put on a great show. Check out the 18-member ensemble in our photo gallery below!

We enjoyed one of the most popular sought-after big bands this past weekend! The world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra put on a great show. Check out the 18-member ensemble in our photo gallery below!

Help us celebrate our 100th anniversary! We are seeking your favorite photos and memories of our past 100 years on Ada M...
02/21/2020

Help us celebrate our 100th anniversary! We are seeking your favorite photos and memories of our past 100 years on Ada Main Street! To share a picture and participate in this project, send us a private message or comment below!

#Memories #McSwain100 #100years #McSwainTheatre

Congratulations to our ticket giveaway winner, Juanita Patterson Matthews!Thank you to everyone who participated. If you...
02/21/2020

Congratulations to our ticket giveaway winner, Juanita Patterson Matthews!

Thank you to everyone who participated. If you haven't purchased tickets, great seats are still available!
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Would you like to win two tickets to see The Glenn Miller Orchestra this weekend?

To enter:
• LIKE this post
• SHARE this photo
• TAG a friend you would bring
and you will be entered to win!

A winner will be selected Feb. 20!

Are you in the mood for a movie that swings like no other? The Glenn Miller Story is here to take the stage! This film t...
02/19/2020

Are you in the mood for a movie that swings like no other? The Glenn Miller Story is here to take the stage! This film tells the story of a trombone player who became one of the most popular big band leaders of all time.

Watch this classic film tomorrow at 2 p.m. or 7 p.m.

Tickets are still available to see this band in person on Saturday! Visit McSwainTheatre.com/Events or the box office to purchase your tickets.

#McSwainTheatre #McSwain100 #100years #TheGlennMillerStory #ThursdayMovie #1930s

02/18/2020
Ada Area Chamber of Commerce

We are the McSwain Theatre and Ada has been our hometown for 100 years!

#HGTVhometown #McSwainTheatre #100years

Our video has been submitted! Help Ada get a much needed Hometown Takeover. Like and share our video and DON'T FORGET to tag #HGTVhometown. Let's flood their social media with our awesome video!

I'm Shana Wood and ADA is my hometown!

Would you like to win two tickets to see The Glenn Miller Orchestra this weekend?To enter:• LIKE this post• SHARE this p...
02/17/2020

Would you like to win two tickets to see The Glenn Miller Orchestra this weekend?

To enter:
• LIKE this post
• SHARE this photo
• TAG a friend you would bring
and you will be entered to win!

A winner will be selected Feb. 20!

The McSwain Theatre is closed in observance of Presidents Day. We will resume regular business hours Tuesday.No matter t...
02/17/2020

The McSwain Theatre is closed in observance of Presidents Day. We will resume regular business hours Tuesday.

No matter the day or time, tickets are always available at McSwainTheatre.com/Events.

#McSwainTheatre #McSwain100 #100years #PresidentsDay

Tonight we enjoyed the 1930s themed Jae L. & Crossover show! During the show, we surprised Jae L. Stilwell with a bouque...
02/16/2020

Tonight we enjoyed the 1930s themed Jae L. & Crossover show! During the show, we surprised Jae L. Stilwell with a bouquet of red roses and coined her as the Sweetheart of the McSwain!
#McSwainTheatre #McSwain100 #100years

The hilariously funny sister and brother duo, Judy Moody & Stink, put on a captivating show! Check out our photo gallery...
02/13/2020

The hilariously funny sister and brother duo, Judy Moody & Stink, put on a captivating show! Check out our photo gallery to catch a glimpse of the fun!

The hilariously funny sister and brother duo, Judy Moody & Stink, put on a captivating show! Check out our photo gallery to catch a glimpse of the fun!

Longtime Ada resident Billie Floyd, remembers the McSwain Theatre as “the place to go.” “It is where you went on your da...
02/10/2020

Longtime Ada resident Billie Floyd, remembers the McSwain Theatre as “the place to go.”

“It is where you went on your dates,” Floyd said.

Couples would often walk from East Central University to the McSwain for their night out and they were always dressed in their finest attire!

As we celebrate Valentine's Day this week, we would love for you to share a story or memory about going on a date at the McSwain!

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During the 1930s, big bands and swing music were all the rage. Our February Jae L. & Crossover show celebrates this deca...
02/08/2020

During the 1930s, big bands and swing music were all the rage. Our February Jae L. & Crossover show celebrates this decade with classic country hits you know and love as well as a sampling of ‘30s inspired music! The fun begins Saturday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m.
For tickets and info, visit McSwainTheatre.com/Events.

#FlashBackFriday: We are remembering the 1930s this month, so take a look at how the theater appeared during that time!I...
02/07/2020

#FlashBackFriday: We are remembering the 1930s this month, so take a look at how the theater appeared during that time!

In this image, the marquee advertises the movie “Follow the Fleet,” which was released in 1936!

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Due to inclement weather the McSwain Theatre will be closed today. We will resume regular business hours tomorrow at 10:...
02/05/2020

Due to inclement weather the McSwain Theatre will be closed today. We will resume regular business hours tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.

We had a blast over the weekend at the Harry Potter Movie Marathon and Experience! Check out our photo gallery to see so...
02/04/2020

We had a blast over the weekend at the Harry Potter Movie Marathon and Experience! Check out our photo gallery to see some of the fun. Feel free to tag yourself, your friends and your family!

We had a blast over the weekend at the Harry Potter Movie Marathon and Experience! Check out our photo gallery to see some of the fun. Feel free to tag yourself, your friends and your family!

The Glenn Miller Orchestra is an 18-member ensemble formed in 1956. The popular band plays many of Miller’s original arr...
02/03/2020

The Glenn Miller Orchestra is an 18-member ensemble formed in 1956. The popular band plays many of Miller’s original arrangements, in addition to modern songs, performed in his classic style. Enjoy their only Oklahoma performance Saturday, Feb. 22, at the historic McSwain Theatre in Ada.

Purchase tickets at McSwainTheatre.com/Events.

Next stop, Hogwarts!Thanks to the Byng Drama department for being in character today for our Harry Potter Movie Marathon...
02/01/2020

Next stop, Hogwarts!

Thanks to the Byng Drama department for being in character today for our Harry Potter Movie Marathon and Experience!

Tickets are still available for the second and third film at McSwainTheatre.com/Events.

3 p.m. - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

7 p.m. - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

The Harry Potter Experience will begin at 1 p.m. and conclude at 7 p.m.

This is a weekend at the McSwain you don’t want to miss! Bring the whole family to our Harry Potter Movie Marathon and E...
01/31/2020

This is a weekend at the McSwain you don’t want to miss! Bring the whole family to our Harry Potter Movie Marathon and Experience for a full day of entertainment!

Snap a photo with your favorite character or wear your own costume to be entered into the costume contest! There will be a contest before the start of each film, with the first one beginning at 10:45 a.m.

Pick up your acceptance letter, choose your house and enjoy the experience! Get your tickets to our Harry Potter Movie M...
01/30/2020

Pick up your acceptance letter, choose your house and enjoy the experience!

Get your tickets to our Harry Potter Movie Marathon & Experience at McSwainTheatre.com/Events.

Congratulations to our ticket giveaway winner, Makayla Leann Ball!Head over to our Instagram for your last chance to win...
01/28/2020

Congratulations to our ticket giveaway winner, Makayla Leann Ball!

Head over to our Instagram for your last chance to win two free entries to our Harry Potter Movie Marathon & Experience!

Thank you to everyone who participated. You can purchase tickets to our event at the McSwain Theatre box office or at McSwainTheatre.com/Events!

Would you like to win two bundles to our upcoming Harry Potter Movie Marathon and Experience on Feb. 1? The bundle includes tickets to all three movies and admission to the experience where you can take home a wand, brew a potion, test your trivia knowledge and snag a photo with your favorite hero or villain.

• LIKE this post
• SHARE this photo
• TAG a friend you would bring
and you will be entered to win!

A winner will be selected Jan. 28!

The countdown is on! We‘re 4 days away from our Harry Potter Movie Marathon and Experience! We’re excited to announce th...
01/28/2020

The countdown is on! We‘re 4 days away from our Harry Potter Movie Marathon and Experience! We’re excited to announce that Nacho Biznez and JD's Family Burgers will be on Ada Main Street in front of the McSwain from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Buy your tickets today to guarantee admission to this one-day only event! McSwainTheatre.com/Events

01/27/2020
The Chickasaw Nation

Tickets can be purchased to our Harry Potter Movie Marathon and Experience at McSwainTheatre.com/Events.

The Chickasaw Nation event calendar is highlighted this week by a Harry Potter Movie Marathon and Experience Feb. 1 at the historic McSwain Theatre in Ada! The day of family-friendly activities includes food trucks, hands-on crafts, a costume contest and more.

“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” plays at 11 a.m. followed by “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” at 3 p.m. and “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” at 7 p.m. Visit McSwainTheatre.com for tickets and details.

For information about other upcoming tribal events, go to Chickasaw.net/Calendar.

Judy Moody & Stink, a dynamic sister and brother duo, take audiences on a hilarious adventure. This children’s musical w...
01/27/2020

Judy Moody & Stink, a dynamic sister and brother duo, take audiences on a hilarious adventure. This children’s musical will lead to fun, mystery, sibling rivalry and true friendship.
Performances are Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Tickets available now at McSwainTheatre.com/Events.

“I’m singing in the rain, just singing in the rain.” Thanks to the Byng Drama kids for coming dressed in their yellow ra...
01/24/2020

“I’m singing in the rain, just singing in the rain.”

Thanks to the Byng Drama kids for coming dressed in their yellow raincoats to our showing of Singin’ in the Rain!

#McSwainTheatre #McSwain100 #100years #SinginInTheRain #ThursdayMovie #ByngDrama #1930s

Would you like to win two bundles to our upcoming Harry Potter Movie Marathon and Experience on Feb. 1? The bundle inclu...
01/21/2020

Would you like to win two bundles to our upcoming Harry Potter Movie Marathon and Experience on Feb. 1? The bundle includes tickets to all three movies and admission to the experience where you can take home a wand, brew a potion, test your trivia knowledge and snag a photo with your favorite hero or villain.

• LIKE this post
• SHARE this photo
• TAG a friend you would bring
and you will be entered to win!

A winner will be selected Jan. 28!

We are closed today in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. day. The theatre will resume regular business hours tomorro...
01/20/2020

We are closed today in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. day. The theatre will resume regular business hours tomorrow!
#MLKday #McSwainTheatre #McSwain100

Tonight we celebrated a century of family-friendly entertainment with our first Jae L. & Crossover show of the year! In ...
01/19/2020

Tonight we celebrated a century of family-friendly entertainment with our first Jae L. & Crossover show of the year! In honor of our centennial year, guests enjoyed a beautiful replica cake of the McSwain Theatre!
#McSwainTheatre #McSwain100 #100years

01/17/2020

Don’t be a Muggle! Get your tickets now, so you don’t miss out on our Harry Potter Movie Marathon and Experience on Feb. 1!
Tickets are now available at McSwainTheatre.com/Events.

Today's ceremonial ribbon cutting has been postponed due to inclement weather. The Jae L. and Crossover show on Saturday...
01/17/2020

Today's ceremonial ribbon cutting has been postponed due to inclement weather. The Jae L. and Crossover show on Saturday, Jan. 18, will continue as scheduled and tickets are still available!

Contact (580) 332-8108 or visit McSwainTheatre.com to purchase or learn more.

**UPDATE** Today's ceremonial ribbon cutting has been postponed due to inclement weather. **

Throughout 2020, we are recognizing 100 years of entertainment at the McSwain Theatre! The celebration begins Friday, Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby will join us for a ceremonial ribbon cutting and festivities including live music from Jae L. and the Crossover band, refreshments and theatre tours. We hope you can join us to celebrate the start of our centennial year!
#McSwainTheatre #McSwain100 #100years

**UPDATE** Today's ceremonial ribbon cutting has been postponed due to inclement weather. ** Throughout 2020, we are rec...
01/16/2020

**UPDATE** Today's ceremonial ribbon cutting has been postponed due to inclement weather. **

Throughout 2020, we are recognizing 100 years of entertainment at the McSwain Theatre! The celebration begins Friday, Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby will join us for a ceremonial ribbon cutting and festivities including live music from Jae L. and the Crossover band, refreshments and theatre tours. We hope you can join us to celebrate the start of our centennial year!
#McSwainTheatre #McSwain100 #100years

Today, we want to wish our very own Jae L. Stilwell a happy birthday! For years, guests of the McSwain Theatre have been...
01/15/2020

Today, we want to wish our very own Jae L. Stilwell a happy birthday! For years, guests of the McSwain Theatre have been greeted by her warm smile, friendly “Hi, hon!” and made to feel special. Join us in showing appreciation for Jae L. on her special day.
#HappyBirthday #McSwainTheatre #McSwain100

Today, we wish Mitch Sasseen a big happy birthday! The amazing sound and stage lighting you see and hear at each show an...
01/13/2020

Today, we wish Mitch Sasseen a big happy birthday! The amazing sound and stage lighting you see and hear at each show and event are result of Mitch’s hard work! We appreciate all that he does to make the McSwain Theatre the great place it is. We hope you have a great birthday, Mitch!
#HappyBirthday #McSwainTheatre
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This month is our first Jae L. & Crossover show of 2020! Each month our theme will feature a different decade starting w...
01/07/2020

This month is our first Jae L. & Crossover show of 2020!
Each month our theme will feature a different decade starting with the 1920s! We hope you can join us for this unique show Jan. 18 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are available online or at the box office!
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#McSwainTheatre #100years #McSwain100 #1920s

It’s officially 2020 which means we are celebrating our centennial year! That’s right, 100 years of the McSwain Theatre!...
01/04/2020

It’s officially 2020 which means we are celebrating our centennial year! That’s right, 100 years of the McSwain Theatre! As we celebrate, we want to look back at memories throughout the past 100 years! Share one of your favorite memories or a special moment you enjoyed at the McSwain in the comments below.

This year, we have a great line-up of shows and events coming up, including a Harry Potter event, Judy Moody & Stink, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Peter Pan & Cinderella on Ice, Dog Man the Musical and more.

We are so excited to be celebrating our 100th year of family friendly entertainment on Ada Main Street!

#McSwainMemories #McSwainTheatre #McSwain100 #100years

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130 W Main St
Ada, OK
74820

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Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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(580) 332-8108

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The Jae L and Crossover show was great this evening 7/20. We enjoyed ourselves a lot. Was great to see Red River there, their singing jumped my mind back 30 years or so in history. They were one of the very first things I remember after moving to Ada. Thanks so much to all the performers for a great show. We shall return!!!!
Next Saturday June 29! Get your tickets now!
Do. You. Every. Have. 80s. Bands. Are. 80s. Music
We just wanted to say thank you to The McSwain Theatre for such an amazing night at The Grand Awards Show and for the wonderful opportunity to be a part of this♥️ Everyone is such a blessing! Congratulations to all the winners😊
If anyone is interested, the McSwain Theatre is one of the best venues in Oklahoma. They have movies, they have concerts and they have shows that are just over the top. Located in Ada, well worth the drive. McSwain Theatre
What a great show of God-given talent at the Grand Awards Preliminary's last night at the McSwain Theatre! Congratulations to all of the contestants! You all were spectacular! Another awesome job from the premier show band Jae L & Crossover!! Thanks for a wonderful night! Blessings, Woodie
Is it possible for an out-of-town individual to take a tour of the Mcswain Theatre?
Took the family to the McSwain theater for the first time today and watched "Te Ata." A beautifully made film that shares the life of Mary Francis Thompson-Fisher (aka Te Ata), a Chickasaw woman who became a well known Native American storyteller. We met two sweet ladies while there and we all visited for a little while after the show. This was such a beautiful film, thank you so much for showing it. The McSwain is perfect for families and getting to know people. Will definitely be going back.
Becky and I had a wonderful time at the beautiful McSwain Theatre! Jae L. & Crossover were fabulous plus they had some great guests. We always feel right at home! Thanks for an enjoyable evening out! Blessings, Woodie & Becky
mark calendars for this Memorial Benefit for Phillip Wood Sat. July 29th at 7:00.. Tickets available NOW at theatre box office $10.00 adults and $5.00 children. TishaTodd & the Circle of Friends.......
Absolutely THE most priceless, beautiful thing I've seen...such a proud mommy moment for you Tara!!! ♡♡♡
Absolutely THE most precious sight and sound ever...proud mommy moment Tara!!!