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Austin City Limits

Austin City Limits

310 W Willie Nelson Blvd
Austin, TX 78701   Directions

(512) 225-7999


Pick up tickets to Austin City Limits, a nationally broadcast show taped each week at the University of Texas. The broadcast began in 1976 to showcase Texas music. Tickets are distributed via online on a first-come, first-served basis. The Moody Theater serves as the new home for the taping of the acclaimed KLRU-TV produced PBS series.

Austin Opera

Austin Opera

3009 Industrial Terrace Ste 100
Austin, TX 78758   Directions

(512) 472-5992


Austin Opera invites you to fall in love with an art form as adventurous and spirited as Austin itself. Discover the transformational power of live music and experience epic opera, locally grown with blockbuster productions of opera’s most beloved stories. The main stage performances take place at The Long Center for the Performing Arts.

Austin Playhouse

Austin Playhouse

6001 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78752   Directions

(512) 476-0084


Experience regional theater at its finest at the Austin Playhouse. Classics like "The 39 Steps" and children-friendly plays offer entertainment for everyone.

Frank Erwin Center

Frank Erwin Center

1701 Red River St
Austin, TX 78701   Directions

(512) 471-7744


See the next big thing at the Frank Erwin Center, Austin's top entertainment venue for concerts, sports events and live entertainment. Top entertainers, circuses and can't-miss concerts are the norm at this classic performance center.

The Frank Erwin Center is the premier event center in Austin, hosting concerts, sports events and live entertainment.

The original $34 million venue opened in 1977 and is located off of IH-35, near the heart of downtown Austin. The Frank Erwin Center seats up to 16,755 people, with the actual number varying depending on the event and space needed to accommodate each show.

The inaugural event when the Frank Erwin Center opened was the University of Texas Men's Basketball team vs. The University of Oklahoma. At the time, 12, 650 people were in attendance.

The center underwent $55 million in renovations and expansions from 2001-2003. The construction added 28 new suites, a new scoreboard and new concession stands, among other improvements.

Notable acts who have played the venue include George Strait, Pink Floyd, Janet Jackson, Dave Chappelle and Luciano Pavarotti. A wide variety of other events have come to the center, including WWF Wresting, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey performances, and notably, Austin's Katrina Relief Concert.

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Hyde Park Theater

Hyde Park Theater

511 W 43rd St
Austin, TX 78751   Directions

(512) 479-7529


Walk the edge of experimental theater with the troupe from Hyde Park Theater. New and classical cutting-edge productions in a 90-seat theater is the perfect setting for expanding your appreciation of live stage entertainment.

Hyde Park Theatre is a critically acclaimed theater and production group in Austin, winning rave reviews from theater-goers and critics alike. The theater presents alternative productions and mines talent primarily from the Southwest while showcasing nationally acclaimed playwrights as well. Performances also include classical alternative-theater productions that are still relevant today.

Part of the theater's appeal is its intimacy: The venue seats 90 guests, and often patrons feel as if they are an integral part of the performance.

Accolades include dozens of Critic's Table Awards, including Outstanding Production of a Drama and Outstanding Production of a Comedy. Also, the group has won several B. Iden Payne Awards for Outstanding Drama and Outstanding Comedy.

Founded in 1992, Hyde Park Theatre also produces FronteraFest, a five-week fringe theater festival that features more than 800 local and national artists annually.

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Mary Moody Northen Theatre

Mary Moody Northen Theatre

3001 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704   Directions

(512) 448-8484


Catch up-and-coming stars of the stage at a professional theater production at Mary Moody Northern Theatre at St. Edward's University. Students and professionals work together to bring six productions each year to the stage.

Mary Moody Northern Theatre is an exciting part of the professional theater program at St. Edward's University, a private Catholic college in downtown Austin.

The casual theater hosts approximately six plays every year. Students and professional actors work together in the productions.

Plays run the gamut, from Moliere to Rogers & Hammerstein. Productions in the Mary Moody Northern Theatre consistently win awards from the local arts community.

Each year Austin Shakespeare teams up with St. Edwards to bring the comprehensive, two-week workshop for high school and middle school actors. The workshop participants stage a performance each year at the Mary Moody Northern Theatre.

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Paramount Theatre

Paramount Theatre

713 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701   Directions

(512) 472-5470


Take in a show at Austin's oldest film venue, the Paramount Theatre. Penn & Teller, Bernadette Peters, John Lithgow...there's no telling who will show up for an evening of entertainment.

Pollyanna Theatre Company

Pollyanna Theatre Company

701 W Riverside Dr
Austin, TX 78704   Directions

(512) 743-7966


Watch children's theater at its finest with the Pollyanna Theatre Company. The award-winning entertainment is meant to inspire, teach and engage children in the art of live performance. A resident playwright produces original plays, including fairytales with a twist. Performances held at the Long Center for the Performing Arts.

The Pollyanna Theatre Company is engaged in an important and rewarding dialogue with Central Texas - all in the name of promoting children's theater and performance in order to enthrall, teach and inspire.

The award-winning theater company began in 2000 at the artistic director's kitchen table. Since that time the theater company has grown to serve thousands of children and adults with original plays and performances that encourage audience participation and enthusiasm.

The award-winning Pollyanna Theatre Company has the privilege of producing original plays written by its resident playwright. The plays sometime combine familiar fairytales with a twist, or they explore a childhood theme and enliven it for the stage.

The touring company has won numerous B. Iden Payne Awards for Children's Theatre, including best director, best actor and actress, and best costume design.

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Salvage Vanguard Theater

Salvage Vanguard Theater

2803 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722   Directions

(512) 474-7886


The Salvage Vanguard Theater is an energetic hub for performers, audiences and arts organizations around the Austin area. Explore a realm of entertainment possibilities here, included scripted plays, improv comedy and even a music series.

The Salvage Vanguard Theater is an energetic hub for performers, audiences and arts organizations around the Austin area.

The theater explores many different medias and methods of performance, with improvisational comedy shows on the venue's second stage, and scripted plays on the main stage. Through the years, the Salvage Vanguard Theater has hosted a music series, alternative and edgy stage performances and a summer arts performance series for youth.The troupe consistently wins high praises from local critics for its varied productions, including edgy new dramas and retro sci-fi spoofs.

Thanks to a recent overhaul of the venue, the Salvage Vanguard Theater now includes a 100-seat main stage, a 50-seat performance/second stage and a visual arts gallery.

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Scottish Rite Children's Theatre

Scottish Rite Children's Theatre

207 W 18th St
Austin, TX 78701   Directions

(512) 472-5436


Classic children's tales are brought to life at the Scottish Rite Children's Theatre. The theater entertainment troupe uses period costumes and hand-painted backdrops from the late 1800s for a spectacular and breathtaking visual feast.

The Scottish Rite Children's Theatre is a true children's theater, presenting well-known children's classic stories with a sense of humor, whimsy and breathtaking costumes and backdrops.

The Theatre is Austin's oldest surviving live theater venue. It was built in 1869 as a German opera house and purchased by the Freemasons in the early 1900's. In the tradition of historic theaters, period costumes and hand-painted backdrops from the late 1800's are still used today in many of the high-quality productions.

The original plays are adapted from well-known children's fairytales and stories. The theater puts a modern twist on the tales, which are written to be interactive with the children in the audience and include positive life lessons. Throughout each play, children are encouraged to help the hero defeat the villain and participate in the fun.

The Scottish Rite Children's Theatre seating includes a special reserved area at the front of the stage, where children can sit on carpet squares and interact with the actors if they wish. The actors also mingle with the theater-goers after the shows, signing autographs and posing for pictures with the children.

The building, which also serves as a home to the Scottish Rite Masons, hosts an annual summer Creative Drama Camp for children ages 5 and older. Each week includes a different theme, like "Superhero Squad" and "Great Adventures in Shakespeare."

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