Arts and Culture in Royse City

Royse City shines bright with small-town character and charm. As a flourishing city, maintaining the rich history and culture of Royse City is extremely important to its residents. Spend the afternoon educating yourself on the city’s early settlers with a visit to the Zaner Robison Historical Museum. Take a stroll through the historical downtown area and participate in the vibrant nightlife, live music, patio seating where you can gather with friends, and enjoy the great food being served by local restaurants. Or, spend time at the local coffee shops or brewery after a day of shopping at the quaint boutiques on Main Street. And with unique restaurants, including Native Station Beer Garden Cafe and Smoke Sessions BBQ, you are bound to visit Royse City again for memorable experiences.

Art in Schools

The Royse City ISD Fine Arts program embraces the arts with an exceptional variety of programs, including art, dance, band, and theater. Named “Best Community for Music Education” by the National Association for Music Merchants, the program celebrates student participation and success in music education.

Arts and Culture in Royse City

Downtown area, vibrant nightlife, lots of activities, brewery, coffee shop, pocket park with live music, boutique shops - BBQ and Native Station are both coming to the downtown.

RCHS Fine Arts

700 S. FM 2642

Royse City, TX 75189

The fine arts program at Royse City High School is flourishing with talented students yearning to express themselves through music, dance, and theater.

Zaner Robison Historical Museum

124 Arch Street

Royse City, TX 75189

(972) 635-7438

The Zaner Robinson Historical Museum illustrates the early settlers’ lives on the Blackland Prairie through the boom years (1920-1960’s).  The museum is enclosed in a mid-1920s building, a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark and in the National Register of Historic Places.

Royse City Old Jail

217 East Main (south side of the street/adjacent to the Post Office parking lot)Adjacent to the parking lot of the Post Office)

Royse City, TX 75189

The vintage caboose is located in “Old Jail Park '' in downtown Royse City, enriched with history and mystery.

Main Street

Royse City Main Street has been part of the Texas Main Street program since 2007. The program originated in 1986, and is part of the Texas Historical Commission’s Community Heritage Development Division. The city was recently awarded National Accreditation for achieving a record of annual progress operating within the Main Street model.

Main Street Events

Community events to participate in are planned throughout the year to bring residents of Royse City together.

13th Annual Main Street Car Show

May 16, 2020

Car enthusiasts are invited to come celebrate vintage automobiles.

Thirsty Bro Brewing Co.

232 East Main Street

Royse City, TX 75189

(281) 841-7246

Independently and family owned, Thirsty Bro Brewing Co. is a full production microbrewery and tap room located in historic downtown Royse City. Capping off a successful week, there’s nothing better than a pint of Thirsty Bro brew with friends. The brewing company hosts private events as well.

Southern Junction Nightclub & Steakhouse

5574 TX-276

Royse City, TX 75189

(972) 771-2418

As the original location, SoJo Royse City has been the cornerstone for legendary musicians like Merle Haggard, Robert Earl Keen, The Randy Rogers Band, and more. You can also pick up a dance lesson here on Thursday nights!

Music On Main Street

On Friday nights from April-August join the residents of Royse City to appreciate local music.

Sweetwater Grill

4884 State Hwy 276 W

Royse City, TX 75189

Sweetwater Grill celebrates delightful friends, family, and food with tex-mex style food and a relaxed setting, listening to local bands.

Native Station Beer Garden Cafe

105 W Main St.

Royse City, Texas 75189

Coming soon to Historic Downtown Royse City, Tx. in the heart of Royse City’s Heritage District, Native Station will proudly serve its local community and surrounding areas with a wide variety of craft beer and wine, along with a full menu. With an open air dome facing Main Street in the Heritage District, it’s the perfect setting to enjoy with family and friends.

Smoke Sessions Barbeque

307 W Hwy 66

Royse City, Texas

(817) 319-1080

Smoke Sessions Barbeque specializes in central Texas style barbeque, providing outdoor seating, take out, catering and large event services.

The Well Coffee Lounge

103 E Main St.

Royse City, TX 75189

(972) 635-6852

As Royse City's Neighborhood Coffee Shop of choice since 2008, the owners take pride in serving community friends the best in Hand-Crafted coffees and other fun beverages (including wine), along with homemade pastries, sandwiches, soups, and salads.

Anchored Bliss Boutique

114 E Main St

Royse City, TX 75189

(972) 529-8823

Bursting with local artistry, Anchored Bliss Boutique shares a wide array of beautiful clothing and gifts unique to Royse City.

Additional Cultural Activities are Found in Neighboring Dallas;

Keep the convenient amenities of Dallas in mind also. A night at the Dallas Chamber Symphony or one of the numerous art exhibits will enhance your appreciation. Other choices to excite the mind include spectacular theatrical performances, the Dallas Center for Photography, and art walks along Dragon Street.

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