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

Austin Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream
May 5-29, 2022 

The Lovers, The Fairies, The Impish Puck, Bottom the Donkey, The Rude Mechanicals, so many of Shakespeare’s favorite characters merge to present one of the world’s great romantic comedies. The City of Austin and Austin Shakespeare present A Midsummer Night's Dream at Zilker Hillside Theater May 5 through 29, 2022. Performances run Thursdays through Sundays. Free! No reservation required. For more information visit www.austinshakespeare.org. 


Austin Dance Ensemble: Ballet Under The Stars
June 3-4, 2022 

Austin Dance Ensemble is bringing back a favorite Austin tradition, Ballet Under the Stars. This year's production includes the Grand Pas D'Action from La Bayadere, the Dance of the Hours from La Gioconda, and other original works in a variety of dance genres. For more information visit their website.


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