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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I was born near the same time that Elvis had died. My parents were huge fans and think they passed that down to me. I was blown away at the precise detail and quality of each tribute performer and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to say that I ran downstage and kissed Elvis…’68 Comeback Elvis to be exact. Thank you for the wonderful lifetime memories of bringing this show to Austin!

Naomi Espinoza, 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


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



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


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


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

2014 summer

Bubblepalooza was eventful and brought my family together for a Summer afternoon of fun, bubbles and music! Thank y’all Long Center for making this possible!

Jose Robles, Round Rock, TX


I just came from Sister’s Christmas Catechism with my relatives who were in from Washington DC. We all roared with laughter at this brilliant comedy. Thank you for bringing such a delightful Christmas comedy to Austin. It really made our Sunday so enjoyable. We loved it.

Pamela Bernhardt, Austin



I LOVE Trailer Food Tuesdays at the Long Center!

Billy Linley, Austin, tx


We saw Tori Amos a few months ago. It was our first time at the Long Center. Before the concert we spent some time watching the Summer Series which was excellent. Then Tori was AMAZING. The seat is great and the experience was awesome. We have two more concerts picked out.

Daniel Cantu, austin


I have to admit that my recent trek to The Long Center in Austin happened only because it was a Christmas present to my Mom. But after seeing Tony Bennett live, I realize how lucky I was to experience this rare talent in the flesh and in this Austin venue. 

Caryl Zimmerman, Kingsland, tx