Austin’s Rad Array of Theatre Companies
COMPANIES THAT HIRE ACTORS/STAGE MANAGERS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF ACTOR’S EQUITY:
Housed upstairs in a St. Thomas Community Church at 22nd & San Antonio St. in West Campus; ires with Equity Small Professional Theatre (SPT) contract
Austin Shakespeare ^ $
Performs at The Rollins Theatre/Long Center & Zilker Hillside Theatre; hires with Equity SPT contract
Mary Moody Northen Theatre
At St. Edward’s University; hires Equity Guest Artists
Produces mostly new work and has an annual Rising Artists play competition; SPT contract, but also hires non-union
AUSTIN’S TOURING/EXPORTING THEATRE ORGANIZATIONS:
VENUES THAT IMPORT TOURING SHOWS INTO AUSTIN ~ present and generally do not produce:
This local cornerstone organization partners with or sponsors local orgs and artists; sponsors the Heller Awards for Young Artists. It is also home to Broadway Across America tours.
This iconic campus is largely a rental or music venue and home to the Opera/Symphony/Ballet. It boasts great views of the city. A few local theatre companies can afford to rent the smaller venue on this campus, The Rollins Theatre.
This historic venue on Congress Avenue brings in touring shows for children and hosts festivals, music, and films. Does produce Story Wranglers, a hilariously fun Literacy to Life theatre program featuring Austin actors performing stories written by local 3rd graders in schools.
THE FABULOUS CORNUCOPIA OF NON-UNION THEATRE COMPANIES THAT KEEP AUSTIN CREATIVE — YOU GOTTA CHECK THESE OUT!
Broad Theatre - NEW!
Ground Floor Theatre $
RECENTLY CLOSED OR ON HAITUS:
Austin Theatre Project
$ Sometimes pay-what-you-can or free
^ Produces theatre for children
LIVE THEATRE VENUES
Do you produce theatre within the Austin city limits — or just outside the city limits but with an Equity contract hiring Austin talent??
If so, we’re glad to add your company to this list. Just email us.
Audiences outside Austin:
We love the theatres on Austin's outskirts! Though they're not listed here, we encourage Central Texas audiences to explore them. Not sure if there's one near you? Our good partner, CTX Live Theatre, lists all the theatres in Central Texas alphabetically by town name!