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 as studios, production spaces, and classroom spaces. The flagship venue, Bass Concert Hall, completed an 18-month, $15 million dollar renovation in January 2009.
TPA features a full season of performances of music, theatre and dance, including touring Broadway productions and numerous performances by University student groups. In addition, TPA provides to students the opportunity to work at every level of production, including audio, lighting, costumes, scene shops, marketing and development. An active educational program featuring workshops, symposia, lectures, masterclasses and artist residencies offers many opportunities for students, teachers, artists and local community to connect. Through its ArtesAmericas program, Texas Performing Arts also facilitates cultural exchange programs between artists from Latin America and students, faculty and staff from the University.
Texas Performing Arts at the University of Texas at Austin Information
- Public Transportation: Poor
- Handicapped Accessibility: Yes
- Performances/Programs: Approximately 60 performances per season (Dec-April), including University affiliated performances. Also includes a number of pre-performance lectures, ‘talkbacks’ and other community events.
- Admission: Ticket prices vary widely ($15-82), depending on the event. A limited number of $10 student tickets are available.
- Subscriptions: Mini-subscriptions available for three or more TPA performances; this can include one Broadway Across America performance.