Our work extends beyond the stage reaching over 12,000 community members of all ages and backgrounds each year. Here's how you can get involved:
As a Community Member
Attend a Free Community Event
In addition to serving as master-level teachers and guest lecturers on campus, university faculty, Essential Series artists, and Lexus Broadway in Austin company members connect with the community through:
- Panel discussions
- Open rehearsals
- Pre-performance lectures
- Post-performance Q&As
- Meet and greet brown bag lunches
Become a Volunteer
We have approximately 400 dedicated ushers who collectively donate thousands of hours of their time each year to provide guests with an exceptional experience at Texas Performing Arts. If you're interested in the performing arts, have superior customer service skills, and are willing and able to work as part of a great team of other volunteers and staff members, consider joining our team of volunteer ushers.
Become a Member
Texas Inner Circle members enjoy exclusive benefits and opportunities like free parking, unlimited access to the members-only lounge, invitations to private events, and more! While the perks are great, the real benefit is the support your tax-deductible contribution provides for great performances by world-renown artists, exciting opportunities for students of all ages and special engagements to gain a deeper understanding of the arts.
Support Our Work
Every donation makes a difference. We believe the arts are an essential part of a well-rounded education. With your support we can continue to provide affordable, or even free access to educational activities and live performance experiences to students and community members in Central Texas, and employment opportunities to UT students to groom the next generation of arts professionals. Your support matters.
As an Educator
We offer two free daytime Youth Performances with accompanying study guides each year open to teachers and students across Central Texas in grades 6–12, as well as complimentary Students Experiencing the Arts with Their Teachers (S.E.A.T.) tickets that allow teachers to bring small groups of students to many of our evening performances as an educational experience. We've added a new program this year, Teacher Tix @TPA. Complimentary tickets will be available for various shows in our Essential Series.
As a Student
Current UT students have the opportunity to join our student organization Hook 'em Arts, our student usher program, or student employment program.