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) 423-3940http://www.anmeventcenter.com
Alma Thomas Theater at Southwestern1001 E University AveGeorgetownhttps://www.southwestern.edu/sarofim/
Amadeus Nightclub8320 Southwest FwyHouston(713) 257-0573http://amadeusnightclub.com
Amc Theatres12625 N Interstate 35Austin(512) 990-7947https://www.amctheatres.com/movie-theatres/austin/amc-dine-in-tech-ridge-10
Anderson Theater Department8403 Mesa DrAustin(512) 414-7932https://www.andersontheater.org/contact
Arcadia Theatre815 Brazos St Ste 500Austinhttps://www.thearcadialive.org/
Austin Cabaret Theatre701 W Riverside DrAustin(512) 289-2287http://www.austincabaret.org
Austin Children's Theater6100 Berkman DrAustin(512) 927-6633https://www.austinchildrenstheater.org
Austin City Limits Live At The Moody Theater310 Willie Nelson BlvdAustin(512) 225-7999https://acl-live.com
Austin Educational Theatre11530 Menchaca RdAustinhttps://www.austinedtheatre.org/contact-us
Austin Isd Performing Arts Center1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd.Austin(512) 414-4761https://www.austintexas.org/listings/aisd-performing-arts-center/8271
Austin Lyric Opera Box Office901 Barton Springs RdAustin(512) 472-5992https://austinopera.org
Austin Mime Theatre4810 Lansing DrAustinhttps://www.austinmimetheatre.com
Austin Playhouse6001 Airport BlvdAustin(512) 476-0084https://www.austinplayhouse.com
Austin Playhouse3601 S Congress AveAustin(512) 476-0084https://www.austinplayhouse.com
Austin Shakespeare81 San Marcos StAustin(512) 470-4505https://www.austinshakespeare.org/contact-austinshakespeare
Austin Shakespeare Festival701 Tillery St Ste 9Austin(512) 470-4505https://www.austinshakespeare.org
Austin Summer Musical For Children1165 Angelina StAustin(512) 228-2573http://www.summermusical.com
Austin Symphony Orchestra1806 Rio Grande StAustin(512) 476-6064https://austinsymphony.org/es
Austin Theatre Alliance713 Congress AveAustin(512) 472-2901http://www.austintheatre.org
Austin360 Amphitheater9201 Circuit Of The Americas BlvdDel Valle(512) 301-6600http://austin360amphitheater.com
Bass Concert Hall2350 Robert Dedman DrAustin(512) 471-2787http://www.bassconcerthall.org
Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theater2206 William Barton DrAustin(512) 477-5335https://www.austintexas.gov/department/zilker-hillside-theater
Brushy Creek Amphitheater1001 County Road 137Huttohttps://brushycreekamp.com
Cedars Event Center15803 Windermere Dr Ste 603Pflugerville(512) 217-6044https://cedars-event-center-tx.hub.biz
Centennial Plaza Ampitheatre301 W Bagdad AveRound Rock(512) 218-7099https://www.roundrocktexas.gov/venue/centennial-plaza
Christian Youth Theater Austin10105 Inshore DrAustin(512) 382-0649https://www.cytaustin.org/contact
Circle Arts Theatre124 Elizabeth AveNew Braunfels(830) 620-4848http://www.circleartstheatre.org
Circus Tent Theatre6404 Hergotz LnAustin(512) 731-5852http://www.circustenttheatre.com
City Lights Georgetown420 Wolf Ranch PkwyGeorgetown(512) 868-9922https://georgetown.citylightstheatres.com
Coldtowne Theater4803 Airport BlvdAustin(512) 814-8696https://coldtownetheater.com
Ctx Live Theatre901 Trinity StAustin(512) 470-1100https://ctxlivetheatre.com/reviews/20211025-review-wonder-of-the-world-by-city-theatr
Curtain Theatre7400 Coldwater Canyon DrAustin(512) 843-3826https://amusements-parks.com/texas/austin/the_curtain_theatre
Don Tew Performing Arts Center3301 S Bagdad RdLeanderhttps://www.leanderisd.org
Don Tew Performing Arts Center3301 S Bagdad RdLeanderhttps://www.leanderisd.org
Emilyann Theatre & Gardens1101 Fm 2325Wimberley(512) 847-6969https://www.emilyann.org
Emo's2015 E Riverside DrAustin(888) 512-7469https://www.emosaustin.com
Empire Control Room & Garage606 E 7th StAustin(512) 651-4690https://empireatx.com
Esther's Follies525 E 6Th StAustin(512) 320-0553https://www.esthersfollies.com
Frank Erwin Center1701 Red River StAustin(512) 477-6060http://www.uterwincenter.com/splash.aspx
Georgetown Palace Theatre Education Department206 W 2nd StGeorgetown(512) 869-7469http://www.georgetownpalace.com/education
Gloria Delgado Performing Arts Theater3000 Barton Creek BlvdAustinhttps://www.smca.com
Ground Floor Theatre979 Springdale Rd Ste 122Austin(512) 840-1804https://www.groundfloortheatre.org
H-E-B Center2100 Avenue Of The StarsCedar Park(512) 600-5000http://www.hebcenter.com
Hidden Room Theatre10002 Wildflower LaneAustinhttp://hiddenroomtheatre.com
Hideout Theatre7300 Hart LnAustin(512) 443-3688https://www.hideouttheatre.com/improv-for-kids/summercamp
Hill Country Theatre121 Main StBuda(512) 710-8450https://hillcountrytheatre.org/contact
Hyde Park Theatre511 W 43rd StAustin(512) 479-7530http://hydeparktheatre.org
Kids Acting2826 Real StAustin(512) 836-5437https://www.kidsactingstudio.com
Klett Center For The Performing Arts2211 N Austin AveGeorgetown(512) 943-7549https://eventseeker.com/venue/728617-klett-performing-arts-center-georgetown-tx
Mary Moody Northern Theatre3001 S Congress AveAustin(512) 448-8484https://stedwards.edu/mary-moody-northen-theatre
Mccullough Theatre2375 Robert Dedman DrAustinhttps://texasperformingarts.org/visit/venues/mccullough-theatre
Merlin Works1510 Toomey RdAustin(267) 821-1162https://www.merlin-works.com/specialty-improv-classes
Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex1156 Hargrave StAustin(512) 472-6932https://www.millenniumaustin.com
Moody Amphitheater1401 Trinity StAustinhttps://www.moodyamphitheater.com
Mortified2908 Fruth StAustin(512) 480-9562https://getmortified.com
One World Theatre7701 Bee Caves RdAustin(512) 330-9500https://oneworldtheatre.org
Palmer Events Center208 Nueces StAustinhttps://www.palmereventscenter.com/
Paramount Theatre713 Congress AveAustin(512) 472-2901https://www.austintheatre.org
Paramount TheatrePO Box 1566Austin(512) 472-5470https://www.austintheatre.org/membership-benefits
Parish Underground214 E 6Th StAustin(512) 494-6078http://www.parishunderground.com
Penfold Theatre1701 Coronado Hills DrAustin(512) 850-4849https://www.penfoldtheatre.org
Penfold Theatre3300 E Palm Valley BlvdRound Rock(512) 850-4849https://www.penfoldtheatre.org/event/a-miracle-on-34th-street-classic-radiocast/2021-12-19
Performing Arts Center1701 Red River StAustin(512) 471-1444https://www.utexas.edu
Pollyanna Theatre CompanyPO Box 302037Austin(512) 743-7966https://www.pollytheatre.org
Rude Mechs305 S Congress AveAustin(512) 476-7833https://rudemechs.com
Salvage Vanguard Theater903 E 54th StAustin(512) 474-7886https://www.salvagevanguard.org
Sam Bass Theater600 N Lee StRound Rock(512) 244-0440https://www.sambasstheatre.org
Scottish Rite Theater207 W 18th StAustin(512) 472-5436https://scottishritetheater.org
Scream Hollow149 Split RailSmithville(512) 710-8267https://screamhollow.com
Small Wonders Puppet Theater1705 Brookhaven DrAustin(512) 440-0135http://smallwonderspuppettheater.com
Teatro Vivo600 River St At the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican AmericaAustin(512) 474-6379https://www.austintexas.org/listings/teatro-vivo/7480
Texas Educational Theatre AssociationNE StationAustinhttps://www.txeta.com
Texas Music Ranch5220 N Fm 973Austin(512) 801-5443https://www.texasmusicranch.com
Texas Performing Arts2350 Robert Dedman DrAustin(512) 477-6060https://texasperformingarts.org
The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show300 E 4th StAustin(866) 496-0535https://www.thedinnerdetective.com/austin
The Georgetown Palace Theatre810 S Austin AveGeorgetown(512) 869-7469https://www.georgetownpalace.com
The Hideout Theatre617 Congress AveAustin(512) 443-3688https://www.hideouttheatre.com/coffeehouse
The Institution Theater3800 Woodbury DrAustin(512) 895-9580https://www.theinstitutiontheater.com
The Moody Theater310 W Willie Nelson BlvdAustin(512) 404-1318https://www.austintexas.org/listings/acl-live-at-the-moody-theater/5799
The Paramount Theatre713 Congress AveAustin(512) 474-1221https://www.austintheatre.org
The Parish214 E 6th StAustin(512) 473-8381https://parishaustin.com
The Texas Spirit Theater At The Bullock Texas State History Museum1800 Congress AveAustin(512) 936-8746https://www.thestoryoftexas.com
The Vortex2307 Manor RdAustin(512) 478-5282https://vortexrep.org
Trinity Street Players901 Trinity StAustin(512) 795-4360https://trinitystreetplayers.com
Trouble Puppet Workshop2803 Manor RdAustin(512) 573-2540https://www.troublepuppet.com
United Club3600 Presidential Blvd # 13Austin(512) 530-1850http://united.com
Unity Theatre300 Church StBrenham(979) 830-8358https://unitybrenham.org
Way Off Broadway Community Players11880 Hero Way WLeander(512) 259-5878https://www.wobcp.org
Whitewater Amphitheater11860 Fm 306New Braunfels(830) 964-3800https://www.whitewaterrocks.com
Whs Tec4100 Westbank DrAustinhttps://www.whstec.com
Wimberley Players450 Old Kyle RdWimberley(512) 847-1592https://www.wimberleyplayers.org
Zach Theatre10606 Bluff Bend DrAustin(512) 220-0063https://zachtheatre.org
Zilker Hillside Theater2301 Barton Creek BlvdAustin(512) 479-9491https://www.austintexas.gov/department/zilker-hillside-theater

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