This facility is closed.

To maintain the health and safety of City of Austin Employees, and the public, this City of Austin facility is closed.

For more information, please view the city's Community Resources Page.

To see what other Parks and Recreation facilities are closed, please visit the PARD Facilities Closures Page.

There’s always something happening at the Dougherty Arts Center! Take part in a variety of events including theatre performances, gallery openings, and workshops!


DAC Theater Social Story


A social story is a tool that helps individuals plan for a positive experience during an event or situation that may be unfamiliar to them.  Social stories help individuals know what to expect by guiding them through the experience. They are often used by individuals on the autism spectrum. The Dougherty Arts Center’s Theater Social Story explains the general activities and situations an individual may experience when attending a performance in the theater. For more information about a specific performance, individuals may call 512-974-4045 or email

Click here to view a pdf version of the story. You may also pick a copy up at the Dougherty Arts Center any time during business hours. Just ask!