Long Center for the Performing Arts
The Long Center is Austin’s Creative Home, providing performing artists and organizations in the Greater Austin region with facilities and services that foster excellence, encourage originality and promote collaboration. To broaden the appreciation and enhance enjoyment of the cultural arts, the Long Center connects diverse audiences to significant local, regional, national and international artists and performances in a world class venue.
The Long Center opened in 2007 on time, with no debt and funded completely by community support, providing a new home and performance space for Austin Lyric Opera, Austin Symphony, Ballet Austin and over 50 local arts organizations. Every year, more than 280,000 people attend over 700 performances, events and community gatherings at Austin’s iconic cultural hub, creating lasting memories and expanding appreciation of the arts.