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The Long Center is Austin’s Creative Home, built by the community, for the community.
Our mission is the commitment to provide performing artists and organizations in the Greater Austin region with facilities and services that foster excellence, encourage originality and promote collaboration. To broaden the appreciation and enhance enjoyment of the cultural arts, we connect diverse audiences to significant local, regional, national and international artists and performances in a world-class venue.
About the Long Center
We Are Local
The Long Center is Austin’s only live entertainment venue to embrace and emphasize local talent and art, with over 80% of performances coming from local artists. We inspire creativity and collaboration, and even our grounds are open to social and community groups and events like boot camps, flash mobs, weddings, meetings and races.
City Terrace & Best Views in Austin
Visitors enjoy unprecedented views of the Austin skyline and Lady Bird Lake from the Long Center. Beneath the iconic “Terrace Ring,” the Long Center City Terrace invites the community to experience unmatched views during intermission, or while attending outdoor concerts or free community events like Bubblepalooza and Trailer Food Tuesday.
Our eclectic programming appeals to all ages and interests. From ballet, symphony and opera to Shakespeare, tap dance, children’s theatre, musical theatre, comedy and outdoor concerts, we have something for everyone. Performers include both touring acts and local homegrown shows. Harry Connick, Jr., Leonard Cohen, Blue Man Group and Grupo Fantasma are just a few of the favorite performers who have come through the Long Center.