Women of Strength


You’ll witness their influence through our new season, highlighting female artists, choreographers, and characters as diverse and dynamic as the dance works we’re bringing you. Together, we’ll explore themes universal to the human experience—sacrifice, courage, sensuality, temptation, acceptance, and forgiveness—while celebrating the unique perspectives female artists bring to the stage. Our 2018/19 FEMMES DE FORCE season includes a collection of classical ballets, contemporary works, and an exciting world premiere!

GRIMM TALES is a contemporary retelling of some of society’s best-known cautionary tales. It was inspired by the thought-provoking visual art of Austin native Natalie Frank, whose work explores themes of power, sexuality, gender, feminism, and identity. Grimm Tales is our first dance work underwritten through the generosity of the Butler New Choreography Endowment. Look for its debut in March 2019.

Your seat is waiting for these popular productions, along with a chance to elevate your experience as a BALLET AUSTIN VIP. As a donor, you’ll enjoy exclusive bene ts at the theater while joining our mission to create new dance works.

Look forward to a season of sensational art fueled by strong women with something powerful to say.

See you in the audience!

Stephen Mills
Sarah & Ernest Butler Family Fund Artistic Director

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Parking Near the Long Center

Long Center Garage - South Entrance off of Barton Springs 900 Barton Springs Rd Austin, TX 78704 South Entrance on Barton Springs Road. The cost is $8.00 ($10 for special events), collected upon entry into the garage.
The One Texas Center Garage - Entrance off of Barton Springs 505 Barton Springs Rd Austin, TX 78704 Overflow Parking for The Long Center (There are two entrances: a west entrance on S. 1st Street & a north entrance of off Barton Springs Rd. via Haywood Ave.)
Long Center Garage - North Entrance and Valet Parking off of Riverside Drive 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704 North Entrance Parking $8.00—$10 for special events—collected upon entry into the garage. Valet parking $18

The Long Center  |  701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704

The Long Center offers nearby parking in two garages within walking distance of the theater:

1.) City of Austin's Palmer Events Center Garage, located behind and to the east of the Long Center. This structure has two entrances—the South Entrance on Barton Springs Road and North Entrance on Riverside Drive. There is an $8 charge per vehicle to park in this structure. (Note: A $10 fee may be charged during festivals and other special events.)

  • ADA Accessibility: The Palmer Garage has 24 accessible/handicapped parking spaces located closest to the garage elevators on each level. Patrons may also enter the valet line through the first entrance to the Long Center off of Riverside Drive and pull up to the curb to drop off at the main entrance. Elevator access is available through the ground level doors for Rollins Lobby next to the Box Office. Staff will be available to direct you should you need assistance. 

2.) One Texas Center is located at the southeast corner of S. 1st Street and Barton Springs Road, next to the Extended Stay America and can be accessed via Haywood Avenue (off Riverside Drive) or the drive off of S. First Street. There is an $8 charge per vehicle to park in this structure during weekends. (Note: A $10 fee may be charged during festivals and other special events.)

The Long Center offers paid valet parking at the venue:

Paid valet parking is available at the Long Center for $18 per vehicle. For valet parking, drop-off by driving eastbound on Riverside Drive and entering the first drive on your right past the Long Center (please stay in the right-hand lane of the Keller Williams Circular Drive). 

  • The entrance to Valet Parking is off of Riverside Drive as you head east toward the intersection of Riverside Drive and S. 1st Street. The Valet entrance will be the first of two driveways on the right side of the street. The second drive on the right leads to the entrance of the Palmer Garage.