Welcome to The Barnhill Center at Historic Simon Theatre in Downtown Brenham, Texas.

Located halfway between Houston & Austin, The Barnhill Center
is a multi-purpose meeting and event center.

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Built-in 1925, in the grand architectural style of Beaux-Arts Classical Revival, the Simon Theatre provided a splendid setting for many theatrical performances, film screenings and ballroom dances. The James Simon family commissioned Houston architect Alfred C. Finn, whose career included designing a number of prominent Houston buildings as well as the San Jacinto Monument, to design the theatre for the community of Brenham. Today, after a meticulous million-plus dollar renovation, the glamour and grand style lives on for future generations in the newly named Barnhill Center at Historic Simon Theatre.
You will feel the charm of the old and appreciate the convenience of all the modern updates.
Truly — The Best of Both Worlds
  • Photo by Natalie Lange