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All Austinites deserve access to world class arts and cultural experiences.

For Austinites of every background, the Long Center is the community gathering place that offers the most diverse programming and stunning views of the city, so that together, everyone can experience remarkable live arts and entertainment.

The Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Center for the Performing Arts was built by the community and for the community to be the permanent home of our Opera, Symphony, Ballet and other local arts organizations.

About the Long Center

We Are Local

The Joe R. and Teresa Lozano 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.

H-E-B 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 H-E-B 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.

Diverse Programming

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.