The Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theater is located across from another of Austin’s celebrated wonders - Barton Springs Pool. Zilker Hillside Theater has been home to engaging events, shows and concerts for over 50 years.
Zilker Hillside Theater Presents Samba Under The Stars: Featuring Carnavalia by Austin Samba!
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Preshow dance lesson begins at 6:45pm, show begins at 7pm
Austin Samba and friends will bring the captivating sounds and dances of Brazil to Zilker Hillside Theater for its 2019 show: Carnavalia! The show features more than 80 performers performing to music by Beth Carvalho, Os Tribalistas and more. Come early for a dance lesson and stay late to dance away the evening. Presented by the City of Austin's Division of Museums and Cultural Programs, and the Zilker HIllside Theater. For more information email ZHTInfo@austintexas.gov
South Asian New Year Festival Hosted by The Texas Bengali Cultural Alliance
Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 11am-8pm
Rain Date April 14, 2019
The South Asian New Year Festival ("Pohela Boishakh"), is an annual outdoor celebration showcasing the culture and diversity of South Asia. Now in its 18th year, The South Asian New Year Festival draws over 5,000 people each year. The Hillside Theater Stage will feature live dance and music performances along with authentic programs highlighting the colorful diversity of South Asian Culture. Off stage, visitors will be enticed to enjoy the wonderful foods and merchandise available in the Bazaar. With food, ethnic clothing, jewelry, crafts, henna & more - this festival has all the ingredients to represent the rich tapestry of South Asian culture! For more information visit www.sasianfest.com
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Visiting The Zilker Hillside Theater
The Zilker Hillside Theater is committed to creating accessible opportunities for all members of the community to engage and collaborate in the performing arts. We welcome audiences from all over the country each season to enjoy and participate in professional quality community performances. Our season opens in March of each year and ends at the end of October. All performances and cultural events are free and open to the public, always. If this is your first time joining us, check out our site map for parking and other amenities. To learn more about what to expect when attending outdoor theater in a City of Austin park, click the link below in Additional Information.
There is wheelchair access and parking for persons with disabilities to the immediate left and right of the backstage area of the theater building. There is a ramp that accesses a continuous route to the ADA area in front of the actual stage. ADA seating is provided on a first-come first-served basis. There is room for approximately 16 wheelchairs in the first row right in front of the stage. Companions of ADA attendees are welcome to sit in the first row as long as it does not displace others in need of ADA access.
Come early to access the ADA parking spaces adjacent to the theater. ADA parking spaces are limited, so you may need to drop off individuals requiring ADA access and circle around to find a regular parking space. Individuals can still take advantage of the ADA access and space availability in front of the stage without an ADA parking spot.