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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.

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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

Apr 20 – May 12, 2024

The Rainbow Fish Musical

With shiny, multi-colored scales, Rainbow Fish is the most beautiful fish in all of the ocean, and the only one of his (or her!)  kind.  When Rainbow Fish refuses to share his vibrant, shimmering scales, the whole ocean seems to turn against the vain creature.  Unhappy that no one adores him anymore, the Rainbow Fish seeks out the wise Octopus, who helps him learn that it’s far better to be admired for being kind than for being beautiful.

With a bubbly, energetic score and a script that invites wonderful creativity and flexibility, the universal message at the heart of this delightful musical becomes much more than just a simple children’s story.

Adapted from the book by Marcus Pfister, translated into English by J.  Alison James, with illustrations by Marcus Pfister.
Available dates for ASL – Interpreted Performances

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

Shows

Feb 17 – Mar 10, 2024

Barney Carey Gets His Wings

Rooting through an old trunk, Barney and his dad make unexpected discoveries, including a beautiful bright set of Fairy Wings. But boys can’t wear fairy wings…right? Who made that rule anyway? Barney Carey Gets His Wings is a funny and poignant tale of forgotten memories and future possibilities.
Available dates for ASL – Interpreted Performances

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

Shows

Nov 25 – Dec 17 2023

Sir Knightsalot and The Great Dragon Dance-Off

Eric, known sometimes to his friends as the mighty Sir Knightsalot, is a 10-year-old medieval boy who aspires to become a knight one day… even if the way he plays is a little different than the other kids. When his village and the kingdom are threatened by a mysterious dragon, Eric and his friends must use what makes them unique to save the day!
Available dates for ASL – Interpreted Performances

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

Shows

Sep 23 – Oct 29 2023

Paquito y Abuelito

On the Day of the Dead, families gather to remember and celebrate the lives of loved ones who have passed on. For Paquito it’s just another boring day and he would rather play video games than set up a Dia de los muertos altar for his departed grandfather. That is until Paquito’s grandfather, his Abuelito, appears and takes Paquito on the greatest adventure of his life.

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