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  • 1. Long Center for the Performing Arts

    South Austin | Dance

    The performing arts scene is alive and well in Austin thanks in part to this expansive venue along the shores of Lady Bird Lake. The Joe R....Read More

  • 2. McCullough Theatre

    University of Texas Area | Dance

    Not only the performance space for the University of Texas at Austin's excellent orchestra, dance, drama, and lyric opera productions, this...Read More

  • 3. The City Theatre

    East Austin | Theater

    Designed quite literally to be for the city, this performing arts venue supports the work of Austin-based directors, designers, and performers...Read More

  • 4. The New Movement


    Home to some of Austin’s top comedy and improv performances, The New Movement draws a broad audience who can step into the rather small theater...Read More

  • 5. The Paramount Theatre


    In a restored downtown vaudeville house and movie palace, this gorgeous 1915 theater presents musicals and plays by touring theater companies...Read More

  • 6. University of Texas Performing Arts Center

    University of Texas Area | Dance

    There's no end to the types of performances you can catch at this arts center—home to six venues throughout the university campus: Bass Concert...Read More

  • 7. ZACH Theatre

    South Austin | Theater

    One of Austin's most vibrant and innovative theaters, The ZACH now has an expansive multi-stage complex that hosts a number of theatrical...Read More

  • 8. Zilker Theatre Productions

    Zilker Park | Theater

    Bring a blanket and picnic basket and enjoy a Broadway-inspired musical under the warm Texas sky. The summer-only shows charge pay-as-you-wish...Read More

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