The Long Center for the Performing Arts
If your group is looking for a little something special to do during your visit to Austin consider a live show or tour of The Long Center for the Performing Arts, the 'iconic, world-class performing arts center located in the heart of downtown Austin'.
This performing arts center, officially named the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Center for the Performing Arts, is located along Lady Bird Lake and serves over 450,000 guests annually. The stunning complex provides a diverse lineup of local and national artists, plus regular free community events. It is considered to be 'Austin's Center Stage and Front Row', presenting all the best performances, music, movies, hangouts, festivals, and 'countless other interests that unite, delight, and inspire us all'.
The center truly puts Austin culture on display, providing what many consider to be the 'best overall live entertainment experience of any venue in town.' If there aren't any events or performances happening during your visit opt-in for a free public tour of the space, offered each Wednesday at noon or by special reservation. The tours depart from the ground floor lobby and inform guests of both the history and the unique architecture of this stunning cultural gem.