AISD Performing Arts Center

About the PAC

2024 Austin ISD Summer Theatre Series

STS is a free summer program open to Austin ISD students who are current 5th graders to graduating 12th graders. No experience needed!

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Full Program Dates: 6/3-7/22, 204

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Registration & Audition

Open on 2/1/24
Close on 3/18/24
In-Person callbacks and dance auditions on 4/6/24 at the AISD PAC

Rising Stars Theatre Camp

Middle School Camp: 6/3-6/6
High School Camp: 6/10-6/13

The Twelve Huntsmen

Black Box Performances: 7/11-7/13

Shrek The Musical

Main Hall Musical Performances: 7/18-7/20

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STS es un programa de verano gratuito abierto a los estudiantes de Austin ISD del 5.o grado a graduarse 12.o grado. No se necesita experiencia!

Inscripción y Audiciones

Abierto el 2/1/24
Serrado el 3/18/24
Convocatorias presentiales y audiciones de baile en el AISD PAC

Rising Stars Theatre Camp

Campamento de escuela intermedia: 6/3-6/6
Campamento de secundaria: 6/10-6/13

The Twelve Huntsmen

Espectáculos  en la Caja Negra: 7/11-7/13

Shrek The Musical

Actuaciones en la Sala Principal: 7/18-7/20

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Main Hall

AISD Performing Arts Center main hall

The triumphant centerpiece of the Performing Arts Center Complex is our 1,200 seat Main Hall. The Main Hall includes state-of-the-art acoustics and audio-visual system comprising of two permanently installed rear-projection screens located on either side of the stage. A Wenger Diva Shell is available for concert performances.

A state-of-the-art lighting system with an in-house rep-plot allows for various lighting settings, meeting the needs of all performance genres. The stage is approximately 5,200 square feet, allowing for ample room in the wings and off-stage even with all soft goods in place. Just off the stage area are male and female dressing rooms.

Black Box Theatre

AISD Performing Arts Center black box theatre

The 200-seat Black Box Theatre, located on the north side of the Performing Arts Center, is an intimate venue for all performing artists—poets, musicians, dancers—and for theatre events. This specially designed, flexible theatre, all in black, allows for varied configurations of traditional, three-quarter or in-the-round seating as required by the production.

The walls are covered with acoustic diffuser panels painted black. A catwalk grid also circles the ceiling for theater lighting equipment, ceiling adjustments and maintenance. This theater also is meant for educational purposes as the lighting and sound booth can be used as a classroom for training in lighting and sound design.

Dance Studio

AISD Performing Arts Center dance studio

The 4,200-square-foot dance studio, located at the southeast side of the Performing Arts Center, is primarily a rehearsal space, with full-length mirrors and ballet bars on three walls. Full-length curtains are hung for hiding the mirrors and dampening the room acoustically. The space also has a small inventory of theatrical lighting instruments with light board, allowing it to be used for more intimate performances upon request.

Multipurpose Room

AISD Performing Arts Center multipurpose room

The multipurpose room is 2,500 square feet of event space with plenty of room for small- or midsize gatherings. It can be used as a warm-up room for ensemble performances, a sight-reading room for UIL contests, or as a space for more intimate concert settings. Attached to the multipurpose room is a kiln for visual artists. Built-in audio-visual technology allows for lectures, seminars, presentations and professional development within this space as well.


AISD Performing Arts Center lobby

The heart of the Performing Arts Center is the spectacularly designed lobby, which serves as a lively gathering place for patrons attending performances and ideally as a pre- and post-function area for special events. Student and staff artwork are on display throughout the space.

Plaza Stage

AISD Performing Arts Center plaza stage

The Plaza Stage, located between the parking garage and the Performing Arts Center, is a relaxed outdoor performance space designed for informal, small-group performances with minimal technical needs. A plaza area and landscaped courtyard makes the perfect place to have pre- or post-show events in a welcoming outdoor setting.

Fine Arts Public Events