The Long Center team has been hard at work laying the groundwork to ensure we are ready to serve our city and it is safe for us to come together again.
In support of efforts to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Long Center is currently evaluating our calendar of events. Check back often -- we'll be updating this page continually with show details and answers to your questions as the next few weeks unfold.
Every year the Long Center's Education program brings together over thirty schools from our community to shine the spotlight on the hard work of thousands of students and teachers involved in arts education. Without further ado, here is the full list of nominees for the 2020 awards!
Take a journey with Austin Shakespeare for this fresh adptation of Henrik Ibsen's masterpiece, Hedda Gabler. Updated to the expectations of domestic perfection proffered by 1950s magazines, the newly-wed Hedda is shocked to discover that her secret "ex," Elliot Løvborg, has "reformed" and given up the bottle, making him all the more interesting and problematic. See what Austin Shakespeare has in store for you, why don't you!
It’s Nutcracker season once again and, as Austin knows, that means it’s Ballet season (yay!). But add a touch of swing and jive to the classic story of Clara & her Nutcracker, and you’ve got Tapestry’s 10-season celebration of local artists and the traditional tale with Of Mice & Music – A Jazz Tap Nutcracker, running December 12th – 22nd in the Rollins Studio Theatre. Here’s an update from Artistic Director Acia Gray about this season staple.
Conspirare Christmas is an Austin tradition, but you may not know the community-building work Conspirare does year-round. Conspirare Christmas, the group's holiday spectacular, is coming up December 9th—take a special look at this ensemble by delving into Craig Hella Johnson's "collage" of sound, and get to know this year's special guests.
Our friends at Austin Shakespeare embark on their next seasonal production with Shakespeare's comedy As You Like It, but with some characteristic Austin flair. Read on to find out about this singer-songwriter twist, and make sure you make it to one of the 12 performances beginning Friday, November 22.
Pollyanna’s newest production, THE TEXAS CHILI QUEENS, by Kathleen Fletcher, takes a look at some of our state’s first business women and their struggles to provide for their families and their attempts to build businesses that they could pass down to their daughters. The play, which will be presented in the Rollins Studio Theatre at The Long Center November 9 – 17, 2019, is a tasty journey into the past that has many implications for our present.
estry Dance Company opens their 19-20 season with a revival—because who doesn't love a revival? Austintatious, Too celebrates Austin in the way that only Tapestry can. With tap. We checked in with Acia Gray for the scoop on this piece, and she shared a little bit of Austin Chronicle history with us.
A family-friendly version of the epic poem opens Austin Shakespeare's 2019-2020 season. Join them for an evening performance October 10 & 11 in the Rollins Studio Theatre. And now, it's time to meet the players!