Music & Theater
in Austin, TX (showing 1 - 12 out of 14)

If you’re looking for a fun alternative to the same old movie theater outing – whether with friends or family – take a look at our music & theater options. This area is full of exciting things to do, including theatrical productions and musicals.

Check out our venues below and add some magic to your days. Each listing includes a more detailed description of the venue and the events they host, as well as their name, address, phone number, website, and driving directions.

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

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

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

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.

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

511 W 43rd St
Austin, TX 78751   Directions

(512) 479-7529


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.

Mary Moody Northen Theatre

3001 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704   Directions

(512) 448-8484


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.

Paramount Theatre

713 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701   Directions

(512) 472-5470


Take your wildest pick of film festivals, comedy, drama, dance concerts and parties and make history alongside so many others at The Paramount Theatre, a live venue/movie theatre located in Downtown Austin with an impressive classical revival style structure built in 1915. The building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places and it lives up to this enduring honor.

It’s truly remarkable that Austin’s original performing arts venue has stood the test of time and stands as a testament to how important the venue is to the community and the cultural landscape that makes Austin unique. Once you’re here you will enter a 100-year old space that wraps itself around you, making you feel welcome, timeless and inclusive, playing host to a wide variety of acts ranging from vaudeville, musicals, legitimate theatre and movies.

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

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. 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.

Scottish Rite Children's Theatre

207 W 18th St
Austin, TX 78701   Directions

(512) 472-5436


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

The original plays are adapted from well-known children's fairytales and stories, with 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.

Stateside at the Paramount

719 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701   Directions

(512) 472-5470


The Austin Theatre Alliance is a partnership that has transformed the theater entertainment scene in the city. Take in groundbreaking performances at the Paramount Theatre for the Performing Arts and the Stateside at the Paramount. A comfortable setting for both film and live performances and home to the State Theatre School of Acting.

Texas Performing Arts

2350 Robert Dedman Dr
Austin, TX 78712   Directions

(512) 471-2787


Texas Performing Arts has brought international performances in music, theater, dance and stage to the University of Texas since 1981. Large-scale touring Broadway productions and concert attractions are also open to the public and round out the Performing Arts schedule year after year.

The arts presenter brings performances to all six of the university's different venues, most notably the Bass Concert Hall. The 3,000-seat theater hosted Texas Performing Arts first presentation, which was the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre.

Since then, a wide selection of talented performers from around the wold has graced the stage, including Ella Fitzgerald, Robin Williams, Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Royal Ballet of London, Carol Burnett, Cary Grant, Victor Borge and Marcel Marceau.

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