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Austin’s Rad Array of Theatre Companies 

COMPANIES THAT HIRE ACTORS/STAGE MANAGERS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF ACTOR’S EQUITY:

 

Austin Playhouse
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

Southwest Theatre Productions

Produces mostly new work and has an annual Rising Artists play competition; SPT contract, but also hires non-union

TexArts ^ 

15 miles west of downtown juuust outside of Austin in Lakeway; offered SPT contract until COVID; currently hiring Equity Guest Artists
 

ZACH Theatre ^ 
A three-venue complex on the west side of Lamar just south of the river; was about to shift from Equity Letter of Agreement (LOA) to LORT D... until COVID

AUSTIN’S TOURING/EXPORTING THEATRE ORGANIZATIONS:

Glass Half Full Theatre ^

Texas Comedies ^

Seriff Productions (Broadway producers)

VENUES THAT IMPORT TOURING SHOWS INTO AUSTIN ~ present and generally do not produce:

Texas Performing Arts (at UT Austin)

      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.

The Long Center

      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.

The Paramount 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!

Agni Entertainment

American Records

Art Spark Texas

ATX Interfaces

Austin Community College Drama Dpt.

Austin Rainbow Theatre

Austin Repertory Theatre - NEW!

Austin Scottish Rite Theater ^

Beyond August Productions

Bohemian Theatricals

Bottle Alley Theatre Company

Broad Theatre - NEW!

Brown Boy Productions

Central Drama

Cheerful Secrets

City Theatre

Cold Frame Collective

Color Arc Productions

Communication by Captivation

Deaf Austin Theatre

Different Stages

En Route Productions

Entr'Act

Esther's Follies

Ethos Performance Troup

Filigree Theatre

Frank Wo/Man Collective

Fusebox
Gilbert & Sullivan Austin ^

Ghostlight Collective

Grackle Jack

Ground Floor Theatre $

Haymakers

Heckle Her

Hidden Room

Hyde Park Theatre

Jarrott Productions

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JW Hill Productions

La Fenice

Latino Comedy Project

Melange Theatre Company

Mortified Austin

Natalie George Productions

New Manifest Theatre Company

Outpost Tomorrow ^

Paramount Story Wranglers ^

Pedemonte Productions

Penfold Theatre

Performance Platform Austin

Proyecto Teatro ^

Rude Mechs

Salvage Vanguard

ScriptWorks

Shrewd Productions

Southwest Theatre Productions

Spectrum Theatre Company

Speedrun Studios

Street Corner Arts

Summer Break Theatre

Summer Stock Austin ^

TILT Performance Group

Teatro Espacio Agua Viva

Teatro Vivo ^

Testify
Theatre en Bloc

The Alchemy Theatre

The Archive Theatre

The Baron’s Men ^

The Hideout Theatre

The Stage

The VORTEX

Trinity Street Players $

Trouble Puppet Theatre

UT Austin Dept. of Theatre & Dance

What's in the Mirror?

Zilker Theatre Productions$

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RECENTLY CLOSED OR ON HAITUS:

SpiritHouse

Austin Theatre Project

Theatre Synesthesia

Rosedale Shakespeare

Generic Ensemble Co.

Gateway Theatre Project

Lucky Chaos
Last Act

Present Company

Heartland Theatre Collective

Pollyanna Theatre Company ^

Twin Alchemy Theatre

Whirligig Productions

Sad Girls Productions

Paradox Players

Past is Prologue Productions

Paper Chairs

Baby Girl Productions

Capitol T Theatre

KEY:

$ Sometimes pay-what-you-can or free

^ Produces theatre for children

LIVE THEATRE VENUES

 

Austin Scottish Rite Theater

Austin Playhouse

Bass Concert Hall (TPA)

B. Iden Payne Theatre (UT)

Dell Hall (Long Center)

First Street Studio

Ground Floor Theatre 

Hyde Park Theatre

Lab Theatre (UT)

MACC

Mary Moody Northen Theatre (St. Ed's)

McCullough Theatre (TPA)

Oscar G. Brockett Theatre (UT)

The Alchemy Theatre

The Hideout Theatre

The Rollins Theatre (Long Center)

The Rosette

The VORTEX

Trinity Street Playhouse

ZACH Theatre

Zilker Hillside Theatre

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!

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