General seating available Friday, March the 23rd 2018 at the Majestic/Empire Theatre Box Office at 10AM

About Cornyation

Since becoming a non-profit organization, Cornyation has donated over $2M to local charities.


Fiesta Cornyation is a permanently committed non-profit charitable organization with the purpose of enriching the lives of people in San Antonio with HIV or affected by HIV. Also established is the Robert Rehm Scholarship, which grants college scholarships to San Antonio students majoring in Theatre Arts.

An official Fiesta® San Antonio event, Cornyation is one of the most popular events of Fiesta Week. Cornyation can be traced back to as early as 1951. It was originally staged by SALT (San Antonio Little Theater) at the Arneson River Theater as part of A Night in Old San Antonio®. The show’s irreverent pokes at politicians, the prominent and the not-so-prominent, caused its demise as part of NIOSA in 1964. It was moved and performed once more in 1965. The show was revived in 1979 for one year as part of NIOSA and then in 1982, Bob Jolly and Ray Chavez revived the current version which has remained uninterrupted since!