Actors in colorful costumes performing a musical number from The Little Mermaid
Zilker Theatre Productions


The Zilker Hillside Theater is committed to creating accessible opportunities for all members of the community to engage and collaborate in the performing arts. 

Dancers in colorful costumes dance to traditional Mexican music
Roy Lozano’s Ballet Folklórico de Texas

Upcoming Events

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.

people attending a performance.
Visiting Zilker Hillside Theater

We welcome audiences from all over the country each season to enjoy and participate in professional quality community performances. Our season opens in March of each year and ends at the end of October. All performances and cultural events are free and open to the public. For more information on what to expect when you visit the hillside, check out our FAQ page and site map.  


There is wheelchair access and parking for persons with disabilities to the immediate left and right of the backstage area of the theater building. There is a ramp that accesses a continuous route to the ADA area in front of the actual stage. ADA seating is provided on a first-come first-served basis. There is room for approximately 16 wheelchairs in the first row right in front of the stage. Companions of ADA attendees are welcome to sit in the first row as long as it does not displace others in need of ADA access.

Come early to access the ADA parking spaces adjacent to the theater. ADA parking spaces are limited, so you may need to drop off individuals requiring ADA access and circle around to find a regular parking space. Individuals can still take advantage of the ADA access and space availability in front of the stage without an ADA parking spot.