11th Annual Heller Awards for Young Artists

2024wed17apr7:30 pm11th Annual Heller Awards for Young Artistscelebrating excellence in musical theatre


(Wednesday) 7:30 pm(GMT-05:00)


Dell Hall

701 W. Riverside Dr.

Event Details

The Long Center presents the 11th Annual Heller Awards for Young Artists, an evening of live performance including awards in 18 categories, performances by Best Production nominees, Lead & Supporting medleys, and musical numbers by our Select Ensemble. Hosted by program alumni Donelvan Thigpen and Jessica O’Brien, the Awards will be held Wednesday, April 17 in Dell Hall.

Imagine Austin’s version of the Tony Awards. Every year, the Long Center brings together over 30 schools from Austin and beyond to shine a spotlight on the hard work of thousands of students and teachers involved in arts education. Join us as we mark the eleventh anniversary of this program with an evening of live performances, awards, scholarships, special guests, and more.

Learn more about the Heller Awards, this year’s nominees, participating schools, and much more.

Tickets on sale March 27 at 6pm online and March 28 at 10am by phone.

Formerly the Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards


VIP Experience

Upgrade your ticket to VIP for $100! The VIP upgrade includes access to the Pre-Show VIP Reception with wine, beer and heavy hors d’oeuvres provided. A portion of all VIP upgrades help subsidize program costs so that we can continue to keep this program FREE for all schools.

What To Expect

Red Carpet at 5:00pm // Doors at 6:00pm // Show at 7:30pm

  • This is an indoor event.
  • All patrons, regardless of age, require a ticket to attend the performance.
  • Prohibited items include but are not limited to: Outside food or drinks, weapons of any kind including pocket knives, Professional cameras (cameras with detachable lenses), Video cameras, illegal or illicit items of any kind, tents, vending of any kind and soliciting of any kind.
  • Animals and pets are not permitted except for properly identified service animals.

Questions? Email our 3M Box Office or hit us up on social media at any time. You can also call the 3M Box Office at (512) 474-LONG (5664) or TTY (800) 735-2989 and get your questions answered right away.


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