Austin Theaters – Plays, Musicals, More

Your Pocket Guide to Theaters in Austin Texas

Whether it’s live music, musicals, or stand-up comedy shows that you are looking for, all you have to do is Google “Austin theaters,” and you’ll have your needs covered.

Austin might be the music capital, but it’s actually home to many different venues with all kinds of styles. For example, if you have a hankering for Broadway-style performances, you’ll turn to Bass Concert Hall. Looking for comedy headliners or specialty shows, then the Paramount Theatre might be just the spot.

Read on to find out a bit more about some of the more prominent venues. But we’ve got an entire list of theaters in Austin Texas as well as an up-to-the-minute calendar of current plays and musicals with ticket sales links. Oh, and if you think it’s impossible to see a good play or musical in Austin for free, we’ll change your thinking in our Austin Seat Fillers section.

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Zach Theatre

With productions like The Cat in the Hat or The Sound of Music, Zach Theatre events are hot tickets. Zach debuted in 1932 and is now actually three theatres plus the Bobbi Pavilion. Its convenient downtown location attracts theatergoers from all over central Texas. In addition to an extensive events calendar, the Zach also hosts programs like the young professionals’ program and Pride Night. Sensory-friendly and accessible performances are also available.

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Bass Concert Hall

With seating for just under 3,000, Bass Concert Hall is the largest Austin theater and flagship venue for Texas Performing Arts at the University of Texas. It’s considered one of the comparatively best venues in the US. Texas Performing Arts hosts premiere entertainment like Broadway in Austin, including Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The New Musical and Disney’s The Lion King.

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Paramount Theater

The Paramount and its sister Stateside Theatre are managed by the Austin Theatre Alliance, so education is prioritized with entertainment. The Alliance provides opportunities for young people to “experience, perform, and learn through the arts.” The Paramount hosts the annual Moontower Comedy Festival and events like The Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular and performances from musicians including Gladys Knight, Rosanne Cash, and Boz Scaggs.

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Long Center

If you’re wondering which theater in Austin Texas is home to the Austin Symphony, Ballet, or Opera, the answer is the Long Center. All three are founding resident companies and are prominently featured on the events calendar. But the Long Center has so much more going on like the Texas Burlesque Festival and Ballet Folklórico of Mexico.

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Austin Theaters (& Theater Companies, Too!)

Theater Companies and Theaters in Austin areaAddressCityPhoneWebsite
A & M Event Center15407 Connie StAustin(512) 423-3940
Alma Thomas Theater at Southwestern1001 E University AveGeorgetown
Amadeus Nightclub8320 Southwest FwyHouston(713) 257-0573
Amc Theatres12625 N Interstate 35Austin(512) 990-7947
Anderson Theater Department8403 Mesa DrAustin(512) 414-7932
Arcadia Theatre815 Brazos St Ste 500Austin
Austin Cabaret Theatre701 W Riverside DrAustin(512) 289-2287
Austin Children's Theater6100 Berkman DrAustin(512) 927-6633
Austin City Limits Live At The Moody Theater310 Willie Nelson BlvdAustin(512) 225-7999
Austin Educational Theatre11530 Menchaca RdAustin
Austin Isd Performing Arts Center1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd.Austin(512) 414-4761
Austin Lyric Opera Box Office901 Barton Springs RdAustin(512) 472-5992
Austin Mime Theatre4810 Lansing DrAustin
Austin Playhouse6001 Airport BlvdAustin(512) 476-0084
Austin Playhouse3601 S Congress AveAustin(512) 476-0084
Austin Shakespeare81 San Marcos StAustin(512) 470-4505
Austin Shakespeare Festival701 Tillery St Ste 9Austin(512) 470-4505
Austin Summer Musical For Children1165 Angelina StAustin(512) 228-2573
Austin Symphony Orchestra1806 Rio Grande StAustin(512) 476-6064
Austin Theatre Alliance713 Congress AveAustin(512) 472-2901
Austin360 Amphitheater9201 Circuit Of The Americas BlvdDel Valle(512) 301-6600
Bass Concert Hall2350 Robert Dedman DrAustin(512) 471-2787
Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theater2206 William Barton DrAustin(512) 477-5335
Brushy Creek Amphitheater1001 County Road 137Hutto
Cedars Event Center15803 Windermere Dr Ste 603Pflugerville(512) 217-6044
Centennial Plaza Ampitheatre301 W Bagdad AveRound Rock(512) 218-7099
Christian Youth Theater Austin10105 Inshore DrAustin(512) 382-0649
Circle Arts Theatre124 Elizabeth AveNew Braunfels(830) 620-4848
Circus Tent Theatre6404 Hergotz LnAustin(512) 731-5852
City Lights Georgetown420 Wolf Ranch PkwyGeorgetown(512) 868-9922
Coldtowne Theater4803 Airport BlvdAustin(512) 814-8696
Ctx Live Theatre901 Trinity StAustin(512) 470-1100
Curtain Theatre7400 Coldwater Canyon DrAustin(512) 843-3826
Don Tew Performing Arts Center3301 S Bagdad RdLeander
Don Tew Performing Arts Center3301 S Bagdad RdLeander
Emilyann Theatre & Gardens1101 Fm 2325Wimberley(512) 847-6969
Emo's2015 E Riverside DrAustin(888) 512-7469
Empire Control Room & Garage606 E 7th StAustin(512) 651-4690
Esther's Follies525 E 6Th StAustin(512) 320-0553
Frank Erwin Center1701 Red River StAustin(512) 477-6060
Georgetown Palace Theatre Education Department206 W 2nd StGeorgetown(512) 869-7469
Gloria Delgado Performing Arts Theater3000 Barton Creek BlvdAustin
Ground Floor Theatre979 Springdale Rd Ste 122Austin(512) 840-1804
H-E-B Center2100 Avenue Of The StarsCedar Park(512) 600-5000
Hidden Room Theatre10002 Wildflower LaneAustin
Hideout Theatre7300 Hart LnAustin(512) 443-3688
Hill Country Theatre121 Main StBuda(512) 710-8450
Hyde Park Theatre511 W 43rd StAustin(512) 479-7530
Kids Acting2826 Real StAustin(512) 836-5437
Klett Center For The Performing Arts2211 N Austin AveGeorgetown(512) 943-7549
Mary Moody Northern Theatre3001 S Congress AveAustin(512) 448-8484
Mccullough Theatre2375 Robert Dedman DrAustin
Merlin Works1510 Toomey RdAustin(267) 821-1162
Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex1156 Hargrave StAustin(512) 472-6932
Moody Amphitheater1401 Trinity StAustin
Mortified2908 Fruth StAustin(512) 480-9562
One World Theatre7701 Bee Caves RdAustin(512) 330-9500
Palmer Events Center208 Nueces StAustin
Paramount Theatre713 Congress AveAustin(512) 472-2901
Paramount TheatrePO Box 1566Austin(512) 472-5470
Parish Underground214 E 6Th StAustin(512) 494-6078
Penfold Theatre1701 Coronado Hills DrAustin(512) 850-4849
Penfold Theatre3300 E Palm Valley BlvdRound Rock(512) 850-4849
Performing Arts Center1701 Red River StAustin(512) 471-1444
Pollyanna Theatre CompanyPO Box 302037Austin(512) 743-7966
Rude Mechs305 S Congress AveAustin(512) 476-7833
Salvage Vanguard Theater903 E 54th StAustin(512) 474-7886
Sam Bass Theater600 N Lee StRound Rock(512) 244-0440
Scottish Rite Theater207 W 18th StAustin(512) 472-5436
Scream Hollow149 Split RailSmithville(512) 710-8267
Small Wonders Puppet Theater1705 Brookhaven DrAustin(512) 440-0135
Teatro Vivo600 River St At the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican AmericaAustin(512) 474-6379
Texas Educational Theatre AssociationNE StationAustin
Texas Music Ranch5220 N Fm 973Austin(512) 801-5443
Texas Performing Arts2350 Robert Dedman DrAustin(512) 477-6060
The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show300 E 4th StAustin(866) 496-0535
The Georgetown Palace Theatre810 S Austin AveGeorgetown(512) 869-7469
The Hideout Theatre617 Congress AveAustin(512) 443-3688
The Institution Theater3800 Woodbury DrAustin(512) 895-9580
The Moody Theater310 W Willie Nelson BlvdAustin(512) 404-1318
The Paramount Theatre713 Congress AveAustin(512) 474-1221
The Parish214 E 6th StAustin(512) 473-8381
The Texas Spirit Theater At The Bullock Texas State History Museum1800 Congress AveAustin(512) 936-8746
The Vortex2307 Manor RdAustin(512) 478-5282
Trinity Street Players901 Trinity StAustin(512) 795-4360
Trouble Puppet Workshop2803 Manor RdAustin(512) 573-2540
United Club3600 Presidential Blvd # 13Austin(512) 530-1850
Unity Theatre300 Church StBrenham(979) 830-8358
Way Off Broadway Community Players11880 Hero Way WLeander(512) 259-5878
Whitewater Amphitheater11860 Fm 306New Braunfels(830) 964-3800
Whs Tec4100 Westbank DrAustin
Wimberley Players450 Old Kyle RdWimberley(512) 847-1592
Zach Theatre10606 Bluff Bend DrAustin(512) 220-0063
Zilker Hillside Theater2301 Barton Creek BlvdAustin(512) 479-9491

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