104 IH 35 N, San Marcos, TX, US, 78666
- Phone: (512) 392-1006
- Fax: (512) 392-9162
Building a love affair between you and the stage, The New Movement Theater is a place that nurtures the performer within. Renowned theater artists mold the novices who wish to excel in the field of comedy acting. A constant supply of not just acting lessons but comedy shows can also be witnessed at the theater. Laughter and fun is provided in large dozes, as the shows are appropriate for all ages and don't cost a penny. So while in the city, catch a show at the theater and take a few classes to keep smiling all day long. For further information, log on to their website.
Rainbow Cattle Company is a cowboy-themed bar to say the least. With classy wooden furnitures, this place certainly makes you feel you're in Texas, as you'll see quite a few wearing cowboy hats, big buckles, leather pants et al. And yes, it is a gay bar, but you'll see few women around too. Good staff and they are quite quick with their service. Not to mention the drinks available at cheap prices. Music and dancing is just a part and parcel at this bar.
This is an intimate outdoor venue with a pleasant courtyard feel. Live jazz music is played nightly to a sophisticated crowd. The martinis are a definite must, and there is also an excellent cigar selection to choose from inside. This is a great place to sit under the oak trees and enjoy the breeze while watching some of Austin's best dancers dance up front. Better yet, why not join in?
6th Street can rightly be called the entertainment pulse of the city. This historic district stretches from Lavaca Street to the Interstate 35. An assortment of bars, restaurants, clubs and similar establishments make it one of the happening areas of the city. The 311 Club, Blind Pig Club, Thirsty Nickel, Venue 222 are a few of the many outlets on the 6th Street. Apart from that, it also hosts events like the Pecan Street Festival and the Republic of Texas Biker Rally throughout the year.
This Sixth Street bar makes libraries fun again by having a new take on the traditional library. Here it's all about making it loud, making it rowdy and making it fun. The crowd mostly consists of college kids, but mature personalities sometimes appreciate the ironic juxtaposition of decorator books and, on the second floor, pool and air hockey tables. The DJ starts the evening with Top-40 and progresses into dance music. This bar is especially popular on Friday and Saturday nights when Sixth Street is limited to foot traffic.
Light Bar, one of Austin's favorite bar and lounge, is known for their bar at the back hidden behind the stage. A double dance floored lounge with great music of this generation offered by the DJ. The variety is enormous at the bar, not to mention the bankable service staff. Light Bar is known as the place to come across beautiful people in Austin. So many things to look forward to, when it comes to this bar. Have fun!
Austin's first professional equity theater company brings a variety of performance to its stage at The State Theater. Past performances include "Dark of the Moon" written by Howard Richardson and William Berney, "Women Who Steal" by Carter Lewis, "How I Learned to Drive" by Paula Vogel. The State Theater Company School of Acting offers classes for beginning and advanced students covering all age ranges.
The Hideout Theatre & Coffeehouse is a perfect mix of Austin quirk and Texas charm. With two tiny stages and an accompanying coffee shop, Hideout offers patrons a fun-filled evening of improvisational comedy, rich baked goods, aromatic coffee, and wine by the glass. This Congress Avenue locale sits in the heart of Austin and offers hour-long elimination-style improv comedy troupe performances and poetry slam events. Try their sugared cinnamon roll with a scoop of Amy's vanilla ice cream and a glass of Chardonnay. If you need some help in the humor department, Hideout offers weekly improv classes at moderate prices. Disabled access in coffeehouse and downstairs theater only. Check their website for weekly show times.
A little bit of the Great White Way can be found deep in the heart of Texas. Like the movie studio which shares its name, this theater is grandiose and ambitious with 1250 seats available to host an estimated 160,000 people a year. The calendar features both visiting and local stage productions of musicals and dramatic plays, one-person acts, orchestral performances, children's shows, revivals of great old movies and (because this is Austin) the occasional visiting live-music act. A horn of plenty for theater, music and entertainment fans.