Bass Concert Hall – Austin

Completed in 1981, this flagship theatre of the Performing Arts Center is the largest in Austin, with seating for 2,800. The Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Concert Hall boasts a vast stage, an orchestra pit capable of holding 100 musicians, dressing rooms to accommodate more than 100 performers, computerized lighting, advanced sound and rigging systems, and a mammoth backstage area complete with workshops for carpentry, costumes, painting, metalwork and props. Ranking among the finest performance spaces in the country both in size and accouterments, it is no wonder that Bass Concert Hall attracts the world’s greatest performers and full-scale productions.


The Performing Arts Center is proud to exhibit eleven modern and contemporary sculptures from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The sculptures are installed in and around Bass Concert Hall as an initiative of the Landmarks public art program.

Bass Concert Hall also exhibits a range of two-dimensional works of art throughout its public spaces. These rotating exhibitions are available to the public during regular building hours. For gallery inquiries, please call 512.471.8207.

Binocular rental is available at the coat check in Bass Concert Hall.

Photography is only allowed in the lobby areas of our buildings. Please refrain from any type of photography or recording inside our performance spaces. The use of mobile phones for recording or photography is also prohibited.

Please silence your cell phones and pagers prior to entering our venues. Photos from cell phones are not allowed.

The Performing Arts Center welcomes children of any age accompanied by an adult. However, everyone entering the hall must have a ticket. Guests that choose to attend an event with an infant do so with the understanding that if their child becomes disruptive during a performance, a Guest Services Representative will reseat them or relocate them to the lobby. Refunds are not available for disruptive children. It is the responsibility of the adult to determine if the event they are planning to attend is age appropriate for their children. Booster seats are available. Strollers must be checked at coat check or stroller parking.

Coat check is available before performances at Bass Concert Hall.

Bottled water purchased at the UT Performing Arts Center is allowed into most events and theatres. Policy on other drinks and food vary by event and by theatre. Check with a Performing Arts Center staff member for the most current information about the performance you are attending.

Concessions are offered at most performances in Bass Concert Hall. 
Avoid waiting in line by placing your order before the performance, and enjoy it during intermission.

There is no set dress code at the Performing Arts Center. In keeping with Austin dress preferences, most patrons prefer dressy casual. It’s not uncommon to see patrons in suits or jeans.

Ear plugs are available at the coat check at Bass Concert Hall for $2.00.

The lobby usually opens 1 hour prior to curtain, and the house opens approximately 30 minutes before the event. Each show at our theatres has its own policy for late seating and for guests who exit the hall during a performance. Please plan to arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to the show time printed on your ticket.

If you have misplaced an item during your visit, please call 512.471.0611.

Smoking is not allowed in any Performing Arts Center venue. In accordance with Austin law, smoking is not allowed within 20 feet of the entrances or exits of our buildings.

Please go to the Bass Concert Hall coat check or ask for assistance from a staff member to arrange for taxi service.

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