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Austin: Venues

Austin Venues: Venues Around Austin

Below are our Austin Venues recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, venue history and other points of interest in Austin Art.

Arthouse at the Jones Center

This big old brick building on Congress Avenue that houses the Arthouse was built in 1877, but you wouldn’t know it, not after the massive 2010 renovation that nearly tripled the building’s usable space and which saw some intriguing glasswork added to the building’s façade. That space isn’t going to waste, either; the Arthouse – formerly the Texas Fine Arts Association – quite probably does have something for everyone. …more…

Long Center for the Performing Arts

The Long Center presents a huge variety of performances of music, theater, dance and more, from artists of local, national, and international renown. It is home for a plethora of performing organizations of all sizes. Its major founding resident companies are the Austin Symphony Orchestra, Austin Lyric Opera, and Ballet Austin, all of which continue to present regular season performances here. In addition, many of Austin’s hundreds of community arts …more…

Salvage Vanguard Theatre

In a city that is increasingly known for its unusually dense and substantive cultural landscape, the Salvage Vanguard Theatre is a center for forward-thinking performances in a myriad of art forms.  More than simply a performance venue, it is a gathering place for artists and audiences alike, where creative ideas are developed and exchanged.

The Salvage Vanguard Theatre building hosts performance series in music (Church of the Friendly Ghost) and theater …more…

Texas Performing Arts at the University of Texas at Austin

Located on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, Texas Performing Arts (TPA) is a multi-purpose performing arts venue that serves the University and the community of Austin. TPA’s facilities include six state-of-the-art performance venues: Bass Concert Hall (2,900 seats), Hogg Memorial Auditorium (1,200 seats), Bates Recital Hall (700 seats), Iden Payne Theatre (500 seats), McCullough Theatre (400 seats) and Oscar G. Brockett Theatre (200 seats), as well …more…

The Paramount Theatre

The Paramount Theatre, which opened in 1915, presents musicals and plays by touring theater companies and hosts concerts by well-known jazz, folk, and rock artists, along with the occasional stand-up comedian. It also shows a variety of classic films throughout the summer, with a series of double features, often paired with vintage cartoons or serials to complete the retro feel. Gone With the Wind is always shown, usually at the end …more…