Austin, Texas offers a vibrant entertainment scene. Whether you’re interested in a symphony orchestra or a rousing comedy, you can find what you’re looking for on the city’s many stages. Begin your search for live entertainment this season at these popular local destinations near Springs at Lakeline and Springs at Round Rock.
The Bass Concert Hall is the largest theater in Austin, with seating for 2,900. Part of the University of Texas at Austin Texas Performing Arts entertainment complex, this theater boasts enough dressing rooms for more than 100 performers, and an orchestra pit that can hold 100 musicians. Guided tours of the theater and extensive backstage area are available if you’d like a peek behind the curtain.
The November 2016 calendar includes The Illusionists – Live From Broadway and TruTV Impractical Jokers ‘Santiago Sent Us’ Tour starring the Tenderloins. In an iconic performance, legends John Cleese & Eric Idle will come together on November 30.
Though the Austin Playhouse has performed at several venues over their 16 seasons, they consistently provide engaging live entertainment. From November 18 to December 18, you can catch Baskerville, a Sherlock Holmes Mystery for fast-paced comedy. This is followed in early 2017 by Bloomsday, an Irish romance will transport you Dublin in search of love. The classic Death of a Salesman is schedule to begin February 17.
You can explore the expansive Topfer Theatre building used by ZACH Theatre on a guided tour, and get glimpses of everything from the costumes and wigs to the current stage sets.
This holiday season, the ZACH Theater will perform A Christmas Carol and The Santaland Diaries. The Theatre for Families schedule includes Charlotte's Web through December 3, and a single showing of Holiday Heroes on December 17. Back by popular demand, this rousing sing-along is a holiday must if you have children.
The Long Center emphasizes local performances, with more than 80 percent of its calendar featuring local artists. This stunning location features a picturesque terrace overlooking downtown Austin. Upcoming shows include One Step at a Time – A Journey Toward Present Grace from Thursday, October 27 to Sunday, November 6, and Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas on Friday, October 28.
What’s your favorite venue for live entertainment in Austin? Are you looking forward to some of the season’s upcoming performances? Share your top picks in the comments section below!