Long Center for the Performing Arts (Not a Review Just Lots of Facts):

For those unfamiliar to Austin the Long Center becomes quit popular during the Holidays. Once at their site you can click on the “Whats On” link to find a current schedule of upcoming events.

Link: The Long Center for the Performing Arts

The Long Center’s contact information is as follows:

  • Phone number: 512-474-5664
  • Address: 701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78704

To purchase tickets directly from the Long Center, you can visit the link above.

  • The Long Center was created because of the Demand for Performing Arts?

The Long Center for the Performing Arts was created to provide a world-class performing arts venue for Austin and the surrounding area. It is a non-profit organization that is funded by a combination of private donations, government grants, and ticket sales.

  • When was the building constructed?

Founded in 1999 and opened to the public in 2008. It was named after Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long, who were major donors to the project.

  • Where is the Long Center Located?

You will find the Long Center is located along Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin, Texas. It is within walking distance of the Austin Convention Center and the University of Texas at Austin.

  • Where did the funding come from?

Long Center funding provided by a combination of private donations and government grants. The State of Texas provided $25 million for the construction of the center, and private donors contributed $40 million.

  • Is the Long Center operated by the City or is it Private?

The Long Center is a non-profit organization and is run by a board of directors.

  • What are the hours of operation?

To visit the Long Center you’ll need to make time during times 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, seven days a week. It is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

  • What can I find in the Center?

The Long Center has three performance spaces:

* Michael & Susan Dell Hall: A 2,442-seat concert hall that is the home of the Austin Symphony Orchestra, Austin Opera, and Ballet Austin.
* Debra and Kevin Rollins Studio Theatre: A 229-seat theater that is used for smaller performances, such as plays and dance recitals.
* City Terrace: An outdoor performance space that can accommodate up to 2,000 people.

The Long Center also has a number of other amenities, including:

* A restaurant and bar
* A gift shop
* A rehearsal hall
* A green room
  • How much does it cost to visit?

The cost of admission to the Long Center varies depending on the event. Tickets for performances in Michael & Susan Dell Hall typically start at $25. Tickets for performances in the Debra and Kevin Rollins Studio Theatre typically start at $15. Tickets for events on City Terrace are typically free.

  • How is it received by the general public?

The Long Center has been generally well-received by the general public. The center has been praised for its architecture, its acoustics, and its programming. From what I have read it’s a great experience and I hope to do a Long Center Review at some point in the future. The Long Center has also been a major economic driver for Austin, generating millions of dollars in revenue each year. If you get an opportunity to visit your really should.