Plan Your Visit 

Helpful information to help you prepare for your time with us...

The Joe and Teresa Lozano Long Center for the Performing Arts is Ballet Austin's performance home, and we want you to have a great time while you're with us!  Refer to following information as you and your guests prepare to attend our productions. This handy online guide will help you plan your visit--from ideas on where to grab lunch or dinner to tips on parking, pre-show activities and how to extend your evening with us after curtain comes down! 

Explore a treasured tale of music, magic and mayhem...

Set to a captivating, reimagined score of Mozart's timeless opera, Stephen Mills' production of The Magic Flute draws you into the world of Prince Tamino, Princess Pamina and their crafty ally, the bird catcher, Papageno. The three must survive trials and tribulations, romantic complications, and the scheming Queen of the Night to find their happy endings, while relying on a magical instrument that touches the hearts of all who hear it. Shadow puppetry mixed with fantastical costumes makes for a visually arresting ballet that will delight audiences of all ages. Featuring live accompaniment by Austin Symphony Orchestra.

CHOREOGRAPHY: Stephen Mills  |  MUSIC: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | ORCHESTRAL ARRANGEMENT: Dr. Donald Grantham
LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT:  Austin Symphony Orchestra

March 31 through April 2 | The Long Center

Underwritten by: The Fifth Age of Man Foundation

Production Sponsors: Clara & Paul Bancroft, Lazy 8 Ranch, Ernst & Young

Individual Production Sponsors: Renee Gallagher, Nikki Bryant Irion & Terry Irion, Gail & Jeff Kodosky

This production features two acts and is approximately one hour and 50 minutes in length with one 20-minute intermission. It is recommended for all ages.


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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.