Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find Bass Concert Hall?

Located at 2350 Robert Dedman Drive, in central Austin, at the University of Texas at Austin campus – you will find Bass Concert Hall aptly signposted. Its central location makes it easily accessible from various parts of the city.

How many performances are held at the Bass Concert Hall each year?

Bass Concert Hall attracts many performances each year, ranging from local acts to world-renowned artists. On average, you’ll find up to 200 performances per year.

What is the backstage area of Bass Concert Hall like?

The backstage area of Bass Concert Hall is huge – with spacious dressing rooms, rigging systems for intricate stage setups, and a vast stage that can accommodate large products. Each aspect of the backstage setup is designed to support large-scale professional productions.

Who are Nancy Lee and Perry R.?

Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass are the two largest benefactors of the Bass Concert Hall. Their contributions have massively supported the development and enhancement of the venue, improving it to become one of the finest performance spaces in North America.

What is Texas Performing Arts?

Texas Performing Arts is the organization that manages Bass Concert Hall and other performance venues across the University of Texas. This organization is dedicated to creating a creative community that nurtures the arts, and to bring high quality performances to the Austin community.

What are some popular events that have been held at Bass Concert Hall?

Bass Concert Hall has hosted many notable events, including Broadway shows like Moulin Rouge and countless university events.

How can I purchase tickets for events at Bass Concert Hall?

Tickets can be purchased online directly through this site, or via the Texas Performing Arts website, at the box office located at the venue, by phone, or through authorized ticket retailers. It’s recommended to buy tickets early to secure the best seats.

Can I bring outside food and drinks into the venue?

No outside food or beverages are permitted inside the venue. However, note that there are concession stands within the venue that offer a variety of refreshments.

What is the seating capacity of Bass Concert Hall?

Bass Concert Hall has a seating capacity of 2,900, accommodating a large audience while ensuring excellent views and acoustics from all seating areas. This makes it a large theatre perfect for groundbreaking performances.

What is the best way to reach the venue via public transportation?

The venue is well-served by Austin’s public transportation system, including Capital Metro bus routes and the UT Shuttle service. The nearest major bus stop is at Dean Keeton/Robert Dedman, a short walk from the hall.

How early should I arrive before a performance?

You should aim to arrive at least 30 minutes before a performance is set to begin. This helps you plan for parking, entry, and finding your seats. Doors to a show will usually open one hour before the start time, giving you a lot of time to settle in.