Texas Performing Arts at The University of Texas at Austin is made up of five state-of-the-art theatres, shops, rehearsal spaces, offices and meeting rooms located not only in the PAC building, but also throughout the College of Fine Arts and the University of Texas campus. Our venues range in size from 200 seats to 2,900 seats, each designed to accommodate a wide range of artistic disciplines and production demands.
From the intimacy of the 200-seat Oscar G. Brockett Theatre, 395-seat McCullough Theatre and 482-seat B. Iden Payne Theatre, to the acoustically superior 700-seat Bates Recital Hall, and the lavish 2,900-seat Bass Concert Hall, Texas Performing Arts is able to present the grandest Broadway musical production as well as the smallest one-act play in a setting most conducive to both the production and the audience.
Basic Venue Specs
Venue Reservation Procedures & Policies
Requests for reservations or technical support must be received at least 90 days prior to move-in. Initial inquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsors are required to complete a Space Request Form and to supply, if necessary, other documentation of eligibility and use.
Events will not be confirmed until 60 days before the intended use. Until an event is confirmed, it may be preempted without recourse by an event of higher priority. Once an event is confirmed, it may not be preempted. Signature authority is required to confirm an event.
Technical requirements and a final event schedule are due 30 days prior to move-in.
Texas Performing Arts facilities are not available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Users must show legal status, financial and technical competence, educational value and/or benefit to the university, and appropriate need. Religious and political organizations may only use facilities once in a calendar year. Priority is given to uses of educational value or of benefit to the university community.
Yvonne Kimmons, Assistant Director Performance Logistics
All requests must be received at least 90 days prior to the intended use.
Special Event and Lobby Rentals
Bass Concert Hall has over 7,000 square feet of lobby space. In an effort to provide patrons with a unique experience, we are offering certain areas for private party rentals. One of the most dramatic locations is the outdoor patio on the 6th floor, with views of the LBJ fountain and the Tower, creating a sensational spot for your group to enjoy.
From private pre-performance receptions to full service multi-course dinners, Texas Performing Arts can accommodate any size group. Our on-site event coordinator can help you plan all the details from catering to specialty rentals.