Hyde Park Theatre
511 West 43rd Street, Austin
Home to resident theatre company Frontera,
Hyde Park Theatre has built a solid reputation as it continues to produce some of the
best alternative, original theatre in the region.
The 80-seat venue also presents readings,
performance art, children’s productions, dance
performances, and other experimental projects. It also produces the annual Fronterafest,
where for five weeks beginning in January,
dozens of original plays are performed.
1001 E. University Avenue, Georgetown
The Jones Theater is the official theater of the
Sarofim School of Fine Arts at Southwestern
University in Georgetown. Southwestern’s
drama department is known for their stylish
productions and their acclaimed Summer
Stage Repertory Theatre program, where
student actors and technicians receive three
hours of tuition-free course credit and all
participants operate under the technical and
artistic direction of faculty and professionals.
Company members are selected through
a highly competitive audition/interview
process on the campus and at regional audition sites across the country.
The Joe R. and Teresa Long Center for the
Performing Arts aka The Long Center
701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin
Austin voters approved a plan in 1998 to allow
the Palmer Auditorium, built in 1959 on the
shores of Town Lake, to be renovated. The
Long Center provides a state-of-the-art venue
for a broad array of regional performing arts
groups, Texas musicians, and a permanent
home to the Austin Symphony Orchestra,
Austin Lyric Opera, and Ballet Austin.
Mary Moody Northern Theatre
St Edward’s University
3001 South Congress Avenue, Austin
St. Edward’s University is well known for its
theatre department’s “hands-on” approach to
drama, where “real world” actors and directors come to work side by side with students
to produce exciting student productions.
The 180-seat theatre in the round provides a
unique, up-close experience for both the audience and actors.
One World Theatre
7701 Bee Caves Road, Austin
Looks are deceiving – that large Ital-ian-style villa in West Austin isn’t a villa
at all – it’s a 300-seat theatre that has been
bringing some of the best touring artists in
music, dance, and drama that the world has
to offer. With a 360-degree performance
space, One World Theatre offers its audience an incredibly intimate experience.
Bookings run the gamut from chanting
Tibetan monks to contemporary musicians
to chamber music to jazz legends.
The Paramount Theatre
713 Congress Avenue, Austin
The epicenter of Austin’s cultural scene, the
Paramount Theatre has been bringing the
arts to the capital city since 1915, and is one
of Austin’s main attractions. With a seating
capacity of 1300, the Paramount brings
Broadway shows, classic movies, music, and
dance to Austin and central Texas almost
300 nights a year.
Vortex Repertory Company
2307 Manor Road, Austin
So your taste in theatre runs a little more
left of center? With their cutting-edge original productions ranging from cyberpunk
operas to goddess plays to performance
art, chances are you’ll find what you’re
looking for here. Located in east Austin,
this former warehouse is now an intimate
80-seat theatre known for its eclectic bookings of individual artists and innovative
Texas State University Theatre Center
601 University Drive, San Marcos
A truly beautiful theatre, the round red brick
Theatre Center contains two major performance spaces: the modified proscenium
stage University Theatre, and the “black
box” performance stage Studio Theatre.
A third performance space, The Glade
Theatre, is outdoors.
The University of Texas at Austin
Texas Performing Arts
Main Complex at 23rd and
East Campus Drive, Austin
The Texas Performing Arts at UT has
brought an incredible number of world-class
performances to Austin. The main complex
The Long Center. Photo by Joey Parsons