Austin Plays

Austin is a city blessed with several fantastic live venues for theatre. The holiday season is frequently a time when plays, musicals, ballet and other productions are touring and this year is no exception.

The Austin Rockin’ Christmas Party has become a yearly tradition in this city, and for good reason. This year’s party is being held at Zach’s Kleberg Stage, 1421 W. Riverside. Tickets are $42 and shows run through till Christmas day. This is the ultimate way to bring in the holiday season. This soul, rock and jazz show is sure to get you up out of your seat. No other show in Austin can touch the Rockin’ Christmas Party, so don’t miss it.

The holiday spirit will be alive and well long after St. Nick has started his vacation thanks to The Santaland Diaries. This hilarious play tells the story of an elf who doesn’t quite believe in the magic of the holiday season. The show is at Zachary Scott Theatre through January 10. Tickets are $39. Enjoy this subversive and fun look at the holiday season. Nothing beats a night at the theatre and this might just be the best show in town.

The first Tuesday of every month is another chance to enjoy The Dionysium. This event takes place at 7 and combines live theatre, conferences and more. This is a night for the intellectual in you, so be prepared to learn, to think and to have a wonderful time. Every month features new topics and new debates sure to make you think. Have a truly adult night out with friends and family during the first Tuesday of every month at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – 1120 South Lamar in Austin.

Come see the legendary Color Purple at Bass Concert Hall in Austin. This touring production will be in town from January 12-17. There is one show per day except for Saturday and Sunday where there are two shows. Come see one of the most powerful stories ever told.

The greater Austin area plays host to some amazing productions over the next few months, so don’t miss out.