Austin Theaters and Festivals

Austin has a distinct position among the cultural domain of America and housing first class training and performance centers mimicking art and life in this bustling city. Whether you wish for a contemporary play or a classic comedy or a party night with music and dance, Austin has all the ingredients to ensure you a cultural treat. Step out with style in your cheap Austin car rental from CRX and drive to one of the many different theaters showcasing various talent. With quality and cheap Austin car rentals from CRX, you can easily visit the various must-see tourist places in Austin. Austin's rich heritage also brings a host of events and festivals for you to enjoy.

Long Center for the Performing Arts

This performing arts center is located in the vicinity of many city attractions. Drive your cheap Austin car rental from CRX to 701 West Riverside Drive to reach this theater that has a 2,300 seating capacity. Showcasing performances in classical, ballet, opera, symphony, and other musical concerts, the theater is home to the Austin Lyric Opera. The Long Center for Performing Arts is frequently visited by touring troupes from Asia and Europe.

The Texas Performing Arts

The Texas Performing Arts at the University of Texas stage fabulous performances in theater, arts, plays and musicals and is considered as the beacon of the Texas cultural life. The university has six state of the art venues accommodating plays, Broadway presentations and musical performances.

Bass concert hall

The largest theater in the state, Bass Concert Hall with its high clarity sound effects and posh seating can seat 2,900 guests. The digitalized theater has vast dressing room and backstage areas, and is a favorite of touring companies and Broadway shows. It is called as the crown jewel of Sundance Square. Valet parking is available ninety minute before show timings for all guest vehicles including cheap Austin car rentals from CRX at Calhoun Street and Commerce Street between 4th and 5th Streets, or you could self park your vehicles at the Carter-Burgess Parking Garage between the 5th and 6th streets.

McCullough Theatre

Located on 23rd St and Robert Dedman Dr, the 400 seat McCullough Theatre is intimately designed for showcasing the dance and drama works of University students. It also features operas and concerts at the spacious proscenium stage. For those who wish to know more about theater and art, the theater has an Arts After Hours talk which will help you with your knowledge on art and theater.

Events

Eeyore's Birthday Party

Join the Birthday party of Winnie the Pooh fame, Eeyore on the last Saturday of April. Drive your Austin car rental from CRX to the Pease Park were this fun filled party is held. The party includes participants in multi colored costumes and drumming and dancing in distinct drum circles with a quirky Eeyore of Liberty erected at the center. The food courts and vendors use the Eeyore replicas in the stalls and products. Fun continues throughout the day with various games such as sack race and egg toss.

Children's Carnival at The Pecan Street Festival

With numerous magic shows, arts exhibitions, puppet shows and a student's film festival, the Pecan Street Festival on 6th street provides an entertaining time for children. The festival also includes music and dance by popular bands at the five entertainment stages.

Pun-Off

The O. Henry House Museum plays host to the Pun Off wordplay contest held in May when wordplay enthusiasts compete for the short Punniest of Show and instantaneous Punslingers categories. The show also gives a Most Viable Punster award dedicated to the memory of George McClughan.