Being different isn’t easy, and it’s hard to fit in when you always stand out. Award-winning choreographer Jimmy Orrante brings to life the Hans Christian Anderson fairytale, The Ugly Duckling, through a whimsical exploration of the joy to be found when you celebrate someone’s “inner swan.” This hour-long dance work, performed by our apprentice company, Ballet Austin II, in our in-house studio theater, is the perfect “starter ballet” for children ages 3–10 and can be partnered with The Nutcracker or Giselle at the Long Center as part of our FAMILY TIME season ticket package.
FEATURING: Ballet Austin II
CHOREOGRAPHY: Jimmy Orrante
MUSIC: Various Artists
Recommended for families with children ages 3–10.
Included as part of Family Time season ticket packages only.
BALLET AUSTIN SURFACE LOT: Entrances located via alley coming northbound and southbound on San Antonio between 2nd and 3rd Streets or southbound on Nueces between 2nd & 3rd Streets | Available 24 hours, daily | 23 spaces available for FREE on first-come, first-served basis.
CITY HALL: Enter the City Hall Parking garage located on Guadalupe between W. Cesar Chavez and 2nd Streets | Available every day, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Cost = First 2 hours FREE with validated parking ticket. (Parking after 5pm is not covered with validation)
SILICON LABS: You can purchase $3 parking vouchers for the Silicon Labs parking garages (Building 400 and Building 200) at Ballet Austin's reception desk, and both garages are offering discounted parking weekdays after 4:30 p.m. CT. Silicon Labs parking vouchers do not expire.
Silicon Labs 400 Building | Garage entrance located on San Antonio between W. Cesar Chavez & 2nd Streets | Available weekdays after 4:30 p.m. CT | Cost = $3 | Buy parking vouchers in advance at Ballet Austin.
Silicon Labs 200 Building* | Garage entrance located on Colorado between W. Cesar Chavez & 2nd Streets | Available weekdays after 4:30 p.m. CT | Cost = $3 | Buy parking vouchers in advance at Ballet Austin.
*Back-up garage if Silicon Labs 400 garage is full.
500 W. 2ND STREET (Google Building): You can park in the NEW garage at 500 W. 2nd Street and then purchase $3 parking vouchers at Ballet Austin's reception desk to cover your charges. Parking in this location is available to Ballet Austin customers weekdays after 4:30 p.m. CT and all day on weekends. Each $3 voucher is good for TWO (2) HOURS in the 500 W. 2nd Street garage. If you will be at Ballet Austin longer than two (2) hours, consider parking at City Hall or Silicon Labs.
500 W. 2nd Street Building | Garage entrance located on San Antonio between 2nd and 3rd Streets | Available weekdays after 4:30 p.m. CT and all day weekends | Cost = $3 | Buy parking vouchers in advance or after parking at Ballet Austin.
Bike racks are located directly outside the building at the corners of 3rd & San Antonio Streets and 3rd & Nueces Streets.
Various Capital Metro bus routes stop conveniently around Ballet Austin. The nearest stop is located at 2nd & San Antonio Streets.
Available in Ballet Austin's east parking lot; requires a proper permit. Violators will be ticketed at the owner's expense.
Ongoing building and road construction projects around Ballet Austin's studios may cause temporary changes in traffic patterns, along with changes in access to Ballet Austin's east and west parking areas. Please note directional traffic signs for the best way to access our on-site parking spaces and drop off or pick up Ballet Austin Academy students as well as Pilates Center and Butler Center for Dance & Fitness clients during the completion of these projects.
NOTE: Special events and festivals held in downtown Austin may periodically affect parking rates in the garages near Ballet Austin.