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Austin City Limits

Austin City Limits

310 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

701 Riverside Dr
Austin, TX 78704   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.

Cap City Comedy Club

Cap City Comedy Club

8120 Research Blvd
Austin, TX 78758   Directions

(512) 467-2333


Laugh your buns off at the Cap City Comedy Club. Local comedians and national talent take the stage for uncensored comedic entertainment that'll keep you in stitches.

If you're looking for a good laugh, the Cap City Comedy Club in downtown Austin presents a show every night at 8 p.m., with additional shows at 10:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

The shows are cutting-edge, uncensored and feature the best up-and-coming talent as well as seasoned comic professionals from around the world. Bring your best belly laugh: The crew at Cap City Comedy Club record every show and distribute them on YouTube and other online video-sharing sites.

The club is part of a consortium of venues called "Rooftop Comedy" which shares videos and performers in an effort to promote live stand-up comedy shows across the country.

The Cap City Comedy Club is known as the go-to club for laughs in the Austin area. The club also serves a full grill-style menu.

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Ceramics Bayou

Ceramics Bayou

3620 Bee Cave Rd
Austin, TX 78746   Directions

(512) 328-1168


Create a masterpiece at Ceramics Bayou, a paint-your-own pottery studio where you can choose from more than 400 art pieces to decorate and take home. Voted one of the top five family outings in Austin.

Esther's Follies

Esther's Follies

525 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701   Directions

(512) 320-0553


Yuck it up at Esther's Follies, a comedy show that defies definition. Is it political satire? Camp? Bawdy revelry? All of the above? No matter, because everyone can agree on this: It's uproariously funny entertainment.

Esther's Follies is a comical tour de force and a cornerstone of the downtown Sixth Street entertainment district that gives the city of Austin its unique and offbeat vibe.

Part variety show, musical comedy and magic show, Esther's Follies has been splitting sides since 1977. The show folds together political satire, innuendo and vaudeville showmanship - to rave reviews from residents and visitors alike. Huge windows at the back of the stage look out on Sixth Street, and the bar hoppers and revelers outside are unwittingly part of the show each night.

The venue seats 280 people and seating is general admission. Reserve seating is available for select seats.

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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 Northern Theatre

Mary Moody Northern 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.

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