ABOUT LONG CENTER

We have the best view of the city, so we see the Austin community clearly. That’s how we’re able to present the performances, music, movies, hangouts, festivals, and countless other interests that unite, delight, and inspire us all. 

BE AT THE CENTER OF IT ALL

At the Long Center, we know what Austin is all about. Our musicians, artists, and creators put Austin on the map. Their work is what draws us in, keeps us here, and allows us to innovate, grow, and thrive.

Uniquely located facing the city skyline, we breathe and pulse along with the creative energy that powers it. We’re proud to bring what Austin is to communities near and far every day, on virtual stages and actual ones, through connections and community. 

Built in 2008 and with a local history that spans many more generations, we welcome you to accept this invitation from a true Austinite to be at the center of it all. 

WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO

This past year, we’ve stayed busy helping Austin’s creative culture thrive and survive through the tough times affecting our entire community.

Through it all, we’ve helped you discover new Austin artists, brought you safe ways to celebrate the music you already love, and kept Austin’s cultural sector working together.

But the best part of all? We’re just getting started.

OUR MISSION

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.

OUR VISION

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

STAFF

Meet the team behind your favorite Austin events and this iconic Austin nonprofit venue.

TRUSTEES

Get to know the local leaders & philanthropists guiding our nonprofit mission.

CAREERS

Are you passionate about Austin arts? We are, too!

Our Founding Resident Companies

Our Founding Resident Companies play a vital role in enriching the world-class performing arts that thrive inside of our walls. These three companies — Austin’s Opera, Symphony, and Ballet — have been with us since before our curtains even opened. Get to know more about them below and check out a show or two.

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