Robert A. “Bob” Bowers Civic Center

purple and gold event set up in port arthur at the bob bowers civic center

Robert A. “Bob” Bowers Civic Center
3401 Cultural Center Drive
Port Arthur, Texas 77642
(409) 985-8801

Architecturally beautiful and functional, a covered walkway leads to the lobby from the parking areas to accommodate ticket lines and eliminate entrance congestion in inclement weather. The lobby offers 4,000 square feet of welcoming warmth.

With more than 20,000 square feet of divisible space and over 1,200 square feet of smaller meeting rooms, the Robert A. “Bob” Bowers Civic Center brings it all together for you. Our centrally located facility offers quality service, free parking and professional staff to help make your event a success – all this in a  clean and bright atmosphere at year-round affordable rates. Special Features include:

  • Prep kitchen: Two concession stands (10′ x 20′)
  • Sound/lighting control room
  • Spotlight and portable stage
  • Free provisions for handicapped
  • Electricity – in floor available
  • Free parking for 550 cars plus additional off-site parking
  • Capacity for banquet style events up to 1,200
  • Facility has the capability of holding 9 meetings simultaneously
  • Standard A/V

Plan Your Event

The Robert A Bob Bowers Civic Center is owned and operated by the City of Port Arthur. To plan your next event:

Adam J. Saunders
Director/Department Head
Phone: (409) 985-8801 ex 10102
Email Adam

Port Arthur Civic Center Rental Agreement