The Long Center

The Long Center features touring acts and homegrown shows and is home to Ballet Austin, the Austin Symphony Orchestra and Austin Lyric Opera. Shows include Shakespeare, tap dance, children's theatre, musical theatre, comedy and outdoor concerts.

Contact information: www.thelongcenter.org; 512-457-5100, 701 W. Riverside Drive.

Texas Performing Arts

With five venues, the University of Texas-based arts center offers seasons of music, theatre, dance and conversation and is the home of Broadway in Austin.

Contact information: www.texasperformingarts.org; 512-471-2787.

The Paramount Theatre

The Paramount Theatre has been in the heart of downtown Austin for nearly 100 years and presents drama, comedy, music, dance, spoken word, children's programming and film.

Contact information: www.austintheatre.org; 512-472-5470, 713 Congress Ave.

ZACH Theatre

ZACH Theatre stages professional mainstage plays and musicals as well as theatre for youth.

Contact information: www.zachtheatre.org; 512-476-0541, 202 S. Lamar Blvd.

For a full list of performing arts shows in Austin, click here.