The Long Center’s Education program sets a national standard of innovation and excellence by creating and fostering programs that have a profound impact on our youth, our schools and our community.


Investing in the potential of our youth is at the core of the Long Center’s Education Programs. Each year we help thousands of students to develop the crucial building blocks that lead to success. We are fiercely devoted to helping each young person unlock and realize their full potential.¬†Whether it is starring on Broadway, performing in regional theatre, leading a boardroom, or raising a family, the passion our education programs ignite and the skills we nurture will remain with our youth for a lifetime.

The Heller Awards for Young Artists

Austin's version of the Tony Awards! Each year the Long Center brings together 30+ schools from our community to shine the spotlight on the hard work of thousands of students and teachers involved in arts education.

College Audition Program

Austin-area high school students take their theatre careers to the next level. Individualized consultation, specialized training, and practical preparation help students gain the skills and confidence to tackle the college audition process.

Summer Stock Austin

Award-winning productions featuring high school and college students working alongside theatre professionals from around the world. Summer Stock Austin trains well-rounded, theatre artisans and provides a rare opportunity for them to experience the next step in their careers.

Texas Arts Project

Every summer, students from across the country flock to Austin, Texas for this one-of-a-kind sleepaway camp experience. Individualized programming and professional-level training from an amazing faculty of nationally recognized experts guide young artists along the path to excellence.

Friends of Education

Support these life changing, award-winning education programs that shape the lives of Austin area aspiring young artists and our community.