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Austin Scottish Rite Theater

Camps

2024

Austin Scottish Rite Summer Camps!

At Austin Scottish Rite Theater, we believe in fostering a love for the performing arts in young minds. Our dynamic and engaging summer camps provide a platform for children to unleash their creativity, build confidence, and develop essential communication skills. Whether they’re stepping into the spotlight for the first time or honing existing talents, our professional instructors create a supportive environment where every child can shine.

Join us for a summer filled with laughter, learning, and the magic of theater. Enroll your child today and watch as they discover the joy of storytelling, teamwork, and self-expression at Austin Scottish Rite Theater’s Summer Camps.

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Shows

2024 May 31 - June 16

The Tavern

THE TAVERN br GEORGE d. COHAN

Different Stages continues its 2023-2024 season with The Tavern by George M. Cohan, a co-production with Austin Scottish Rite Theater. This rollicking melodrama, first produced in the 1920’s, is set in (obviously) a tavern on a “dark and lonely road in the middle of the night.” During a fierce storm (CRASH) the tavern owner (BANG!), his son and their servants give lodging to the Governor and his family, a vengeful woman (EEK!) and.. a mysterious vagabond.

Directed by Norman Blumensaadt (Shining City), The Tavern features Greg Ginther (The Thanksgiving Play), Ev Lunning (The Dresser), Michael Lucas (Heartbreak House), Tom Chamberlain (The Goat or Who is Sylvia), Annie Merritt (The Cricket on the Hearth), Kirstin Fern Johnson (Heartbreak House), Jessica Medina (The Cricket on the Hearth), Emily Robert Stevens (Great House), Doll’s Villarreal (A Expectations), Jack Baziuk (All is Calm) and Steven Fay (Heartbreak House).

  • $17 – $37
  • Friday – Saturday at 7:30PM

Ghost Lights

2024

Ghost Lights:
A Quest into the Paranormal!

The doors of Austin’s oldest historic theater are opening to the public for the first time, to host paranormal investigations. Rumors of ghost sightings, sounds, smells and the unexplainable movement of objects have been reported since the building was built as a German Opera House 153-years-ago in 1871. This is an exclusive partnership with the nationally renowned Austin Ghost Tours and Austin’s Scottish-Rite Theater.

 

This is a 2-hour private access to the private and public areas of the theater. In a group environment we will use various experiments to create other worldly communication. Including the Estes method, spirit chat box, ovalis, spirit dice, laser grid, REM pod, EMF detectors and dowsing rods. Arrive 15-minutes ahead of time, we lock the doors when the Investigation begins.

Ghost Lights

2024

FAMILY FUN DAY!
First Annual Community-Wide Gathering!

We regret to inform you that unfortunately, due to an increasing amount of activities, new construction in the surrounding area and the threat of inclement weather we have had to make the tough decision to postpone our Family Fun Day Fundraiser. 

 While this is a bummer for all of us we are excited to tell you that this event will be available to the community on Saturday, October 5th with the added bonus of our season opener kicking off the festivities. It’s going to be fantastic! 

Come join us for our First Annual Family Fun Day! A Community-Wide Gathering focused on sharing our beautiful historical building with everyone on Saturday, May 18th from 11am-5pm. There will be bouncy houses, outdoor games, face painting, and performances by Strawbitty Yops and Mr. Michael on our beautiful stage.
There’s something for everyone!
For more information follow the link below, and purchase your tickets now!
 
*All proceeds from the event will help support our season programming and summer camps.

Ghost Lights

Past Events

Shows

2024

Fundraising Gala

Join us for our First Annual Gala Dinner Fundraiser: “An Evening Under The Stars!”
With Special Guest Performer: Guy Forsyth!

All proceeds from the event will help support us to bring exciting and heartwarming Children’s Theater to Austin and support our students through Summer Camp Scholarships & Title I School Discounts.
We’d love for you to join us for this first of many-to-come Annual Gala Dinner fundraisers to support one of the Oldest Theaters in Texas!

Shows

OCT 5 – OCT 27, 2024

Bunnicula

A dancing cat, a howling dog, and a vampire bunny. The perfect pet combination for any family. It’s a dark and stormy night and Chester (the family cat) and Harold (the family dog) sit waiting for their owners to return home from the movies. Chester and Harold are more than just pets, they’re good friends too. When the Monroes finally get home, they come bearing a surprise: they’ve found a bunny in the movie theater. But this is no ordinary rabbit… this is the extraordinary Bunnicula…

  • Adult – $22
  • Child – $15
  • Senior – $18
  • Toddlers – 2 & under are free

Shows

Feb 15 – Mar 9, 2025

Judy Moody & Stink: The Holly Joliday

Judy Moody is making a list and checking it twice, but all her brother, Stink, wants this year is snow. It hasn’t snowed on Christmas in Virginia in more than a hundred years, however, so what are the chances that that will change? Enter the new mailman, Mr. Jack Frost, who not only looks like a jolly old elf but also seems to know a lot about weather patterns, has a fondness for the cold, and works looooooong hours during the holiday season…

  • Adult – $22
  • Child – $15
  • Senior – $18
  • Toddlers – 2 & under are free

Shows

FEB 15 – MAR 9 2025

Tangle of Tigers

What would you do if you saw a bunch of tigers get their stripes tangled together? Try to help?Point and laugh? Head for the hills? Better decide quick because they’re coming this way! Get swept up in this zany tale of nonsense, play and teamwork as tiger friends old and new learn how to celebrate each other’s talents and differences, discover their own creativity and ingenuity so they can ultimately figure out how to work together to free themselves from their crazy silly predicament.

  • Adult – $22
  • Child – $15
  • Senior – $18
  • Toddlers – 2 & under are free

Shows

APR 19 – MAY 11 2025

The Box of Stories

Blurb: Storytelling is the native language of all human beings.  But what would the world have become without stories?  Visiting college student Jenna relates the story to her little sister Imra in THE BOX OF STORIES.  When the trickster gods Coyote, Loki, and Anansi steal the art of storytelling from mankind, sealing away stories into a magical box, it is a young girl without a name that rises to become a hero.  Upon finding the box, she uses the stories inside to reintroduce mankind to civilization…

  • Adult – $22
  • Child – $15
  • Senior – $18
  • Toddlers – 2 & under are free