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Long Center

Long Center

Performing Arts Venue, Concert Hall, and Theater
Bouldin Creek, Austin
39 Tips and reviews
  • austin symphony
  • sound and cinema
  • concerts
  • intermission
  • dancing
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  • Ricardo G.
    Ricardo GonzalesDecember 22, 2017
    You can tell it's owned by the city and staff is great. I wish they would cater to more smaller events but they really push large ones...
  • Olga P.
    Olga PechnenkoApril 28, 2017
    What a beautiful venue with fantastic performances. The acoustic there is phenomenal. It's cozy and comfortable.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Linda B.
    Linda BaerJuly 1, 2016
    great acoustics!
  • Dell
    DellMarch 9, 2016
    Founded in 1911, the Symphony is Austin’s oldest performing arts group. The Halloween Children’s Concert and Christmas Sing-Along are local family faves.
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda MorelandJuly 6, 2015
    The Keep Austin weird festival looked awesome!
  • Liz H.
    Liz HallJune 4, 2015
    Be sure to catch the seasonal "Concerts in the Park" on the front lawn with the Austin Symphony!
  • Liz H.
    Liz HallJune 4, 2015
    Enjoy loads of shows, operas, The Nutcracker and other ballets plus so much more! Classy bar with several private venues for a taste of style in a beautiful setting!
  • Katy T.
    Katy ThompsonJanuary 14, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Be sure and check out all manner of great #AustinLive shows at the Rollins.
  • Vonia
    VoniaNovember 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Nice venue, have been here several times, the individuals are sometimes complete salespersons, sometimes extremely awesome...
  • Yo j.
    Yo johnnieNovember 2, 2014
    Great story teller. Better than last year.
  • Conner D.
    Conner DrewOctober 6, 2014
    Plenty of shows with quality service. Go see something today!
  • Rondal S.
    Rondal Scott IIISeptember 20, 2014
    Some of the friendliest staff I've ever come across. I always enjoy the shows here.
  • Josh A.
    Josh ASeptember 10, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Best of Austin's large arts venues.
  • Stephaniiiiiii R.
    Stephaniiiiiii RAugust 14, 2014
    Events, live show, music, performances
  • Rob Z.
    Rob ZaleskiAugust 14, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Every other Wednesday during the summer, enjoy a cool local band and a classic movie with Sound and Cinema. Get there early. It's become popular.
  • Montanna S.
    Montanna SmithAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Something fun is always going on here. Get your tickets now!
  • Martin T.
    Martin ThomasMarch 13, 2014
    Parking garage tip: What is 2nd level on the east side is 3rd level on the west side. It makes a big difference when you're walking it
  • Sue Y.
    Sue YoungFebruary 11, 2014
    Sipping champagne at intermission on the terrace overlooking the river with the city as background. Can't get any better.
  • Karen F.
    Karen FraserNovember 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    parking in the garage is least desirable option. can take 15 min just to back out of your spot if you get to your car when everyone else is leaving the garage.
  • Heath
    HeathOctober 31, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    awesome new collectible sippy cups at the bars. just ask!
  • Jamez B.
    Jamez BakerOctober 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Parking garage takes cash and credit card!
  • Mike B.
    Mike BergerAugust 4, 2013
    $7 for garage parking reasonable as close and convenient. Great views from patio and lawn with cold drink from outside bar in hand!
  • Adam B.
    Adam BloodgoodAugust 4, 2013
    If you can get over the unnecessarily pretentious ushers, this is one of the best theaters in the country.
  • Karen F.
    Karen FraserAugust 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Parking at city of Austin lot -- sometimes there's a fee. Same $7 as garage but cash only. Advantage is lots faster exiting surface lot. Garage has long lines usually.
  • Derek
    DerekJuly 31, 2013
    Take advantage of the car2go drop zone at events like Blues on the Green or Sound and Cinema.
  • Will F.
    Will FranklinFebruary 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    For at least some performances, you can pay the valet 5 bucks extra to park your car right up front and then keep your keys, for a quick escape at the end. You just have to ask.
  • Long Center
    Long CenterAugust 31, 2012
    FREE Labor Day weekend concert! Del Castillo on the City Terrace Saturday, Sept 1, 7pm.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 25, 2012
    The Long Center - such a great venue with unique performances! At the Idina Menzel show, they upgraded tickets (for free!) to better seats because the show did not sell out - pretty awesome!
  • Austin 360
    Austin 360April 3, 2012
    The Long Center is home to Austin’s premier performance art groups, including the Austin Symphony Orchestra, Austin Lyric Opera and Ballet Austin. See touring acts here as well.
  • Do512
    Do512February 20, 2012
    Having a drink during intermissions on the balcony that overlooks the water and park is worth the ticket price! "Tarantino in Concert" during SXSW! More deets at
  • Jennifer
    JenniferDecember 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Order your intermission drink before the show starts, and it will be waiting for you at the break!
  • Korye L.
    Korye LoganSeptember 14, 2011
    See Bon Iver here.
  • Johnny G.
    Johnny GonzalezJanuary 31, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    You can park across the street in the parking lot behind the Hooters for no charge.
  • Christine H.
    Christine HJanuary 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Parking here is a nightmare. Takes an hour to leave the garage after the symphony.
  • Lydia M.
    Lydia Michelson-MaverickSeptember 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    One by blue lapis light is a must see!!!
  • Saving Places
    Saving PlacesSeptember 15, 2010
    Kick off the 2010 National Preservation Conference on October 27, 2010, with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Paul Goldberger, architecture critic for The New Yorker. (Opening Plenary) Read more
  • Bruce C.
    Bruce CJune 28, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Concerts in the Park on the lawn in front with Austin Symphony! Sundays during the summer at 7:30pm. Great for a picnic, a date, alone, or with the kids.
  • Eric H.
    Eric HegwerMarch 13, 2010
    Have $7 for parking in the garage. They take credit cards.
  • Shane S.
    Shane ScottFebruary 3, 2010
    The wife and I are going to check out Groovaloos amazing hip hop dance at the Long Center. We saw them on SYTYCD, and they were the shiiiii. Read more
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