Students Arriving at Bass Concert Hall

“The Motionhouse (youth performance) lessons were wonderful. I have heard nothing but praise from the teachers about the quality of the lessons, and how well that they support the 8th grade curriculum. Our students appreciated the program even more, due to the design and thoughtfulness of these lessons.” – Bastrop Middle School Principal


Through Campus and Community Engagement, Texas Performing Arts offers daytime youth performances especially designed to make a strong impression on youth in grades 7-12. Youth Performances are available free of charge for educators and students in Austin and the Central Texas area. Educational materials are provided in advance and there is a Q & A session for students to ask the performers questions following the performance. Questions? Email

2016-2017 Schedule:
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 11:00-12 noon
Bass Concert Hall, The University of Texas at Austin

Based in Havana, Cuba, Malpaso Dance Company is committed to bringing Cuban contemporary dance into the 21st Century by collaborating with top international choreographers and nurturing new voices in Cuban choreography. The 10-member company was founded in 2012. They made their US debut in 2014 at the Joyce Theatre in New York City.
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Friday, Apr. 7, 2017 11:00-12:00 noon
Bass Concert Hall, The University of Texas at Austin

Founded in 1992 by graduates of the Vienna College of Music, Mnozil Brass take their name from the “Gasthaus Mnozil,” a restaurant across the street from the Vienna Conservatory, where the seven young brass musicians met and began playing at a monthly open-mic. Since then, the group has embraced repertoire for all ages and stages of life: from folk to classical to jazz to pop and typical Viennese “schmäh” (almost impossible to find an English translation, but best rendered as a kind of sarcastic charm!).
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NOTE: We have reached capacity for these performances. To be placed on the Waiting List, please submit a Seating Request form.

2016-2017 Youth Performance and SEAT Tickets Flyer
2016-2017 Youth Performance Seating Request Form Reservations are required.
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More information on past youth performances…


Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we are able to distribute complimentary tickets for educators to bring students to performances, incorporating curriculum in culture, history, critical thinking, and writing. These tickets to our main stage performances are available to small groups in grades 7-12. Additionally, $10 student tickets are available for most performances.

SEAT tickets are distributed based on the time of your request and the level of need. Requests will be accepted up to two weeks before the event. A limited number of tickets are available, so please make your request early.

More information on SEAT tickets…


In the 2013-2014 school year, we piloted the PAAC program with Bastrop ISD. Texas Performing Arts provided two live performances for Bastrop 8th and 10th grade students while making an academic connection working with the Bastrop Language Arts teachers to create TEKS-based classroom activities related to the performances. The program has successfully continued, with financial assistance from Texas Commission on the Fine Arts.

More information on the PAAC program…

Bastrop PAAC Event photos

Funding provided by the Texas Commission on the Arts


To assist educators in telling students about the history, background, and training of the artists they will be seeing, Texas Performing Arts provides complimentary arts-integrated lessons and activity guides. These PDF lessons, Prezi lessons, and videos contain educational resources aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
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