ABOUT AUSTIN SHAKESPEARE
THE CURTAIN THEATER
The Curtain is a scaled-down replica of the Elizabethan "Curtain Theatre" in London. This outdoor theater with covered seating was designed and built by Richard Garriott de Cayeux. It is nestled in the hills of Mr. Garriott's West Austin estate.
THE LONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
DEBRA AND KEVIN ROLLINS STUDIO THEATRE
With its flexible “black box” design, the Debra and Kevin Rollins Studio Theatre primarily serves local and regional artists and community arts groups by providing a space that can be adapted to suit specific, and often unique, performance needs.
It also functions as an ideal venue for film screenings and corporate meetings, as well as office holiday parties and events, dinners or company gatherings. Possible performance configurations range from theatre-in-the-round to thrust stage to cabaret seating, and can seat 80 to 229 patrons.
BEVERLY S. SHEFFIELD
ZILKER HILLSIDE THEATER
The Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theater is located across from another of Austin’s celebrated wonders - Barton Springs Pool. It is here where Austin enjoys the free Shakespeare in the Park series. Each May since 1985, Austin Shakespeare has co-produced Free Shakespeare in Zilker Park with the City of Austin Parks & Recreation Department.
Thousands of family members, theater lovers and outdoor enthusiasts attend a production under the stars.
Mr. Garriott has generously invited Austin Shakespeare to perform regularly at The Curtain. Austin Shakespeare has presented galas, and special events such as "Shakespeare, Politics and Women" with scenes from Shakespeare plays and commentary from notables such as UT's legendary basketball coach, Jody Conradt.
Austin Shakespeare's Young Shakespeare teen company has performed summer productions at the Curtain since "The Comedy of Errors" in the summer of 2009.