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!
Austin’s favorite holiday tradition returns for its 55th year with all of the colorful characters, pomp and pageantry you adore. Journey with young Clara Silberhaus from her family’s holiday party to the confection-filled Court of the Sugar Plum Fairy, where sweets of all kinds come to life. Ballet Austin’s annual production of the world’s best-known ballet features hundreds of dancers, gorgeous sets and costumes, and the Austin Symphony Orchestra playing Tchaikovsky’s magical score. It’s the perfect way for family and friends to celebrate the season together!
Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m.; matinees begin at 2 p.m.
Choreography: Stephen Mills
Music: Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
Live Accompaniment: Austin Symphony Orchestra
This production is recommended for all ages.
Friday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 21, at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 22, at 2 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 22, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 23, at 2 p.m.
The new sets and costumes were complemented brilliantly
(both literally and figuratively) by veteran Tony Tucci’s lighting design. It was the combination of these three visual elements that gave the production a new sheen.
Mills offers us a Nutcracker where gorgeous dancers and animated children,
all in sumptuous costumes, take us back again for the first time to the land of sweets.
The primary parking structure for patrons of The Long Center is the City of Austin's Palmer Events Center Garage. It is 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 for $18 per car. 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).
Overflow Parking for the Long Center is located at The One Texas Center listed in the map below.
ADA Accessibility: The Palmer Events Center 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.