Giselle

She’s young, naïve and distraught after learning her lover is pledged to another. As this fragile beauty dies of a broken heart, will she spare her soulmate a fate worse than death? We conclude our season with the 19th century classic Giselle, one of the great ballets of the Romantic era, featuring some of the most iconic and imposing characters of the genre, The Wilis, and the ethereal corps de ballet work that surrounds this ghostly sisterhood. Called back from the grave by this collection of broken hearts, Giselle must decide between justice and redemption for the man who deceived her. Join us Mother’s Day weekend for the time-tested story of a mad love that turns to madness and, ultimately, forgiveness. If you’ve ever been love’s fool, you’ll relate to this touching tale.

MAY 10-12 | THE LONG CENTER

  • Friday, May 10 @ 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 11 @ 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 12 @ 3 p.m. (Mother's Day)

CHOREOGRAPHY: Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot
MUSIC: Adolphe Adam
LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT: Austin Symphony Orchestra

Ballet Austin Company Dancers

In-Theater Experiences

Theater Etiquette

Ticketing FAQs

Getting Around 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 St. & a north entrance on Barton Springs Rd.)
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 easy walking distance of the theater:

1.) One Texas Center, located at the southeast corner of S. 1st Street and Barton Springs Road, is a quick four-minute walk from the venue and is easier to access and depart before and after performances. There is a $5 charge per vehicle to park in this structure. Enter this garage off of Haywood Avenue.

2.) 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.

  • 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). Valet Parking will close 15 minutes prior to show time (evenings at 7:15 p.m., matinees at 1:45 p.m.), so valet park only if you are arriving early. If you're running late, skip the valet line and head straight to one of the garages.  
    • 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.
  • 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. 

Nearby Dining

2nd Bar + Kitchen 200 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Boiler Nine 800 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701
TRACE at the W 2nd Street District, 200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701
Numero 28 452 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701
Lambert's 2nd Street District, 401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701
La Condesa 2nd Street District, 400 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701
The Bonneville 2nd Street District, 202 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701
Geraldine's 605 Davis St, Austin, TX 78701
Zax 312 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Threadgill's 301 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
El Alma 1025 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

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