The Tyler Rose Garden


Travel Region

Piney Woods



Hailed as the Rose Capital of America, this growing East Texas town offers more than just flowers.

Upcoming Events

Lecture with Doris Kearns Goodwin

Feb. 7

UT Tyler Cowan Center, 3900 University Blvd., FAC 1120

Doris Kearns Goodwin is a world-renowned presidential historian, public speaker, and Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times No. 1 best-selling author. Goodwin's career as a presidential historian and author was inspired when, as a 24-year-old graduate student at Harvard, she was selected to join the White House Fellows, one of America's most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. Goodwin worked with President Lyndon Baines Johnson in the White House and later assisted him in the writing of his memoirs.

Joel McHale

Feb. 16

UT Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center, 3900 University Blvd., FAC 1120

Joel McHale is one of the most sought-after comedians and actors in the industry. Best known for his starring role in "Community" and twelve seasons hosting "The Soup," McHale can be seen on Netflix playing former "Community" co-star Chevy Chase in "A Futile and Stupid Gesture" opposite Will Forte. He also stars in his new weekly Netflix show, "The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale." Other work includes "The Happytime Murders" opposite Melissa McCarthy and the indie "Assassination Nation" for Sam Levinson, which premiered at Sundance.

Trinity Irish Dance Company

March 2

UT Tyler Cowan Center, 3900 University Blvd., FAC 1120

Offering everything you expect and nothing you'd imagine, the Trinity Irish Dance Company brings a cutting-edge vision to the stage. A dance legacy that is rooted in tradition yet forward-looking and ever evolving, this company dazzles with hard-driving percussive power and aerial grace while celebrating the fusion of vibrant Irish traditions and ever-evolving American innovation.


March 22

UT Tyler Cowan Center, 3900 University Blvd. Blvd., FAC 1120

Holding onto hope when times are tough can take an awful lot of determination, and sometimes, an awful lot of determination comes in a surprisingly small package. Little orphan Annie has reminded generations of theatergoers that sunshine is always right around the corner, and now the best-loved musical of all time is set to return in a new production.


April 13

UT Tyler Cowan Center, 3900 University Blvd., FAC 1120

After 25 years, "Chicago" is still the one musical with everything that makes Broadway shimmy and shake: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz, with one show-stopping song after another and the most astonishing dancing you've ever seen. "Chicago" has received six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy, and thousands of standing ovations.

"Popovich Comedy Pet Theater"

April 15

UT Tyler Cowan Center, 3900 University Blvd., FAC 1120

Featuring a unique blend of comedy and juggling skills from Ukranian circus performer Gregory Popovich and the extraordinary talents of his performing pets, "Popovich Comedy Pet Theater" is entertainment for the whole family. His entourage consists of world-class jugglers, Diamond the Shetland Pony, and over 30 performing pets including geese, house cats, and dogs (all rescued from animal shelters).

Michael Carbonaro: Lies on Stage

April 20

UT Tyler Cowan Center, 3900 University Blvd., FAC 1120

After performing to hundreds of sold-out houses across the nation on his critically acclaimed inaugural tour, master magician Michael Carbonaro is taking the stage with a new show. From his hit television series "The Carbonaro Effect" on truTV, America's favorite trickster makes a triumphant return to live performances where he'll conjure up a concoction of mind-blowing magic, hysterical offbeat shenanigans, and wonder for audiences of all ages.


May 4

UT Tyler Cowan Center, 3900 University Blvd., FAC 1120

This laugh-out-loud love letter to the theater tells the story of Michael Dorsey, a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until one show-stopping act of desperation lands him the role of a lifetime. Featuring a hilarious Tony-winning book by Robert Horn and an outrageously clever score by 2018 Tony-winner David Yazbek, this "New York Times" Critics Pick is a delight that's packed with punchlines.

Get the Magazine

Save up to 62% off the cover price


True Texas in Your Inbox

Sign up for magazine extras, upcoming events, Mercantile specials, subscription offers, and more.