The Zilker Hillside Theater welcomes 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. For more information on what to expect when you visit the hillside, check out our FAQ page and site map.  

Upcoming Events



Zilker Theatre Productions Presents: Newsies!
July 8-August 13, 2022
Thursdays through Sundays

The City of Austin, in Coordination with Zilker Theatre Productions, invites you to enjoy the 63rd Annual Summer Musical, Newsies, July 8 through August 13, 2022. Based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, this hit Disney musical tells the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newsboy who dreams of a life as an artist away from the big city. After publishing giant Joseph Pulitzer raises newspaper prices at the newsboys’ expense, Kelly and his fellow newsies take action. For more information visit www.zilker.org


Want to bring your next production to the hillside? Zilker Hillside Theater is available to reserve during the months of March, April, September and October. For more information on the space and reservation process visit our Rentals page. You can also email ZHTInfo@austintexas.gov