Your Long Center History

The Long Center has a rich history, full of memories and stories created by the unique mix of people who have stepped through it’s doors over the years. Look through the images and stories we’ve collected here and see if they bring back any memories for you.

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So enjoyed seeing Neil Gaiman at the Long Center! His brilliance shown as he read from his works and answered questions from the audience. I love the contributions that he has made to the literary world and the advocacy he does for libraries. Truly a gem! I thought I was a huge Gaiman fan until I attended this reading. I’m but a drop in the bucket. 🙂

Mary Havens, Coupland, TX


I have been attending shows at the Long Center now since a few years. Yesterday the TROCADEROS were memorable. We were given seats in orchestra instead of the Balcony that we had purchased and could clearly see the expressions on the dancers’ faces. It was absolutely hilarious and yet artistically done. Very enjoyable since the dancers were so talented. I have not seen such a unique show before.

Ketty Wadia, Austin Tx


First time out since surgery was to see Arlo Guthrie at the Long Center.
Oh what a night it was! The memories Arlo brought with his story telling were amazingly spot on. The music was phenomenal and his daughter, Sarah Lee was awesome with a great voice and has obviously inherited the gift of gab!
Alice’s Restaurant lives!

David Holzman, Austin



Beach Boys!!! Great show!!!

Joseph Henry, Elgin


Beach Boys Concert was the BEST continuous 2 1/2 hours music we’ve been to in a long time. Not only fun, great music but brought back lots of wonderful memories. Thanks for a wonderful night!

Rita Richard, Lakeway,Tx


My husband and I really enjoyed the Buena Vista Social Club ‘Adios’ Tour so, so much! It was fantastic in every way. Their sound is uniquely their own – truly an inspirational cultural experience!

Carolyne Rodriguez, Austin, Texad



The Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club Event was a spectacular show and this was the first time I had been to the Long Center. I was impressed with the quality of the sound system. In addition, I found the staff very polite and helpful.

Debbie Urbina, Austin, Tx


Great night of music- unlike most Austin music that is great- this was refreshing and well done. The sound in the theatre was outstanding. I enjoyed…and I got a “star” from my wife. Thank you!

George Culver, LEANDER


I was a proud mom seeing my daughter on stage at the Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards on April 14th. It was a night I will always remember and I am sure my daughter will too. The show was entertaining and much thanks should go to the Long Center for supporting school theatre. I will go next year just to be amazed at the talent these high school students bring to the stage.

Rae Gene Greenough, Austin, Texas



Through a wonderful promotion, I was able to take my granddaughter to her first Long Center experience and sit in box seats. She was absolutely enchanted by the venue and the performers. The Vienna Boys’ Choir performance was both moving and entertaining. I’m sure we’ll be back for more wonderful Long Center events!

Carolyn Counterman, Leander, TX


My first time attending an event at the Long Center was to see a show that I had originally seen in New York City more than 20 years ago. The Blue Man Group was just as exciting and entertaining as I remembered! What a beautiful theatre.

Johnny Davila, Austin


The Blue Man Group was the best show by far that I’ve seen at The Long Center!! I loved the audience interaction and the sad feeling we had when it ended. It was amazing!

Carrie B., Austin