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Greater Tuna | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

The Citizens of Tuna, Texas Return — Catch Some Greater Tuna at the Long Center this April!

Greater Tuna is the hilarious comedy about Texas’ third smallest town, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. Jaston Williams directs this all-new production that is sure to create a whole new generation of Tuna fans, as well as attract the thousands who have loved it for the last 30 years. Welcome home! Read More ›


Elvis in Austin: The King Still Reigns, March 29, 1977

Elvis will be IN the building in two months, but did you know he’s been here before? March 29, 1977, the date … Read More ›

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Auld Lang Syne (Times Gone By)

As 2016 draws to a close, we want to thank you for making the Long Center part of your life. Whether you were seeing a show, attending a meeting or special function, or enjoying one of our free community events, having you here is very special to us! Read More ›

Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

From one Poké Trainer to Another, This is a Once in a Lifetime Event

Okay, so Pokémon Sun and Moon has been released for a month now. But if you’ve already figured out all its secrets and, dare we say it, caught them all…what are you supposed to do now?? If you can wait another 30 days, you can experience your Poké journey all over again. Read More ›


Business Innovation Summit + National Forecast Update — Early Bird Tickets Still Available!

Austin’s Creative Home invites Austin businesses and community to Economic Forecast + Innovation, featuring keynote speaker, panel discussion, and pre-event panel sessions focusing on business growth and innovation in our city. Featuring Keynote speaker John E. Silvia and other thought leaders, don’t miss this exciting event! Be a part of this opportunity to network with business leaders and find out what’s in store for Central Texas and the U.S. Economy. Read More ›

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We Believe the Children are our Future

Whether experiencing the magic of bubbles; listening to classical music; seeing graceful ballet; being mesmerized by dramatic opera; being a part of an original play; or spending time with family and friends dancing, spinning and just having fun on the front lawn, the Long Center invests in the creativity and imagination of our children. Read More ›

Odd Squad LIVE! | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Odd is the Problem and Math is the Solution

PBSKids’ hit show Odd Squad has created television magic out of one thing—treating kids like adults to solve real world problems. And it’s working wonders. With an outrageous number of online streams (we’re talking easily the high double digit millions), one look at Ms. O and her Odd Squad agents can tell you that the team has made it cool to be smart. But what’s in store for new agents Orion and Oleanna on their visit to Austin in January? Read More ›

Shen Yun | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Shen Yun — Don’t Miss the Last Dance!

IT”S NOT TOO LATE to take your family and friends on a magical journey! Each year, Shen Yun puts on a new show with captivating stories told through expressive classical Chinese dance, soul-stirring music, and stunning animated backdrops. That’s why audience members return again and gain. But since each year is an entirely new show, this is the last chance to see Shen Yun’s all-original 2017 performance in Austin. Don’t miss this opportunity to see what the world is talking about! Read More ›

Fela! The Concert | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Fela! The Concert Celebrates the Music of Afrobeat Founding Father Fela Kuti

A multi-media extravaganza of rhythm, percussion and culture is headed to the Long Center this March. Celebrating the Afrobeat legacy of Fela Kuti, Fela! The Concert is the international dance party that Austin doesn’t want to miss. (Plus, you can get your tickets today!) Read More ›


Time Spent Together is Time Well Spent

The Long Center has, for the past nine years, been an arts home to seniors and their families. Whether a national touring production, a local artist, or our free community events, these experiences help enrich the lives of thousands of seniors each year, giving them the opportunity to continue their vibrant life. Read More ›

Gift Cards | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Gift Cards Make the Best Gifts!

This holiday season give your loved ones the gift of the Long Center! From local music, passionate dance, faraway cultures, or the magic of theatre, we are the place for a special night off or an evening of family fun, we are the place for a special night off or an evening of family fun. Read More ›

Fran Lebowitz | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

“I’ve Always Been Insufferable” — Author and Satirist Fran Lebowitz Hits Austin March 8th

Author and cultural satirist Fran Lebowitz is bringing her opinions, Dorothy Parker-like commentary, and strong views of contemporary life to the Long Center stage March 8th—men’s tailored suit jacket and wing-tip cowboy boots in tow. Read More ›