Bass Concert Hall, Performing Arts Center (PAC)

This flagship theatre of Texas Performing Arts is the largest in Austin, with seating for 2,900. The hall boasts a vast stage, an orchestra pit capable of holding 100 musicians, dressing rooms to accommodate more than 100 performers, computerized lighting, advanced sound and rigging systems, and a mammoth backstage area complete with workshops for carpentry, costumes, painting, metalwork and props.

This theatre houses several pieces from Landmarks' public art collection. Magdalena Abakanowicz's Figure on a Trunk stands in the plaza before the front steps of the theatre. In the lobbies of each floor of the building are works by Louise Bourgeois, Koren Der Harootian, Jim Dine, David Hare, Bryan Hunt, Frederick Kiesler, Eduardo Paolozzi, Antoine Pevsner, Ursula von Rydingsvard, and Anita Weschler. The works located inside Bass Concert Hall are open to the public from 11am to 2pm, Monday through Friday.

Find directions and parking information or during events call 512-471-0611.

2350 Robert Dedman Drive, Austin, TX 78712




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Steven A Hatley

Steven A Hatley left a positive review 11/30/2017

The show was great, first visit to Bass Concert Hall. The lines outside were moving at a very different pace so you needed to get a bit lucky for the "right" line. Once inside, the venue was really nice. Band shirt/programs sales were set up just inside the doors with food/drinks available on various levels.

We walked around and checked out the works of art, interesting to say the least. There was ample seating, couches, tables/chairs and standing room on each of the 4 (or was it 5) levels.

Once the seating opened, ushers were helpful in pointing out specific seats. We chose balcony seating for various reasons but were quite happy with the ability to see the band clearly. The music mix was also pretty decent, the sound wasn't too boomy (from walls/overhang) and the seats were comfortable. The venue seemed very clean including the hallways, the elevators and the restrooms.

The only complaint I could offer is the venue seating was unavailable to concert attendees until 15 minutes before showtime, thus leaving us to mill around in the foyer. Perhaps that was the intended purpose as the drink sales were bustling! Only a minor nuisance but we typically like to locate our seats THEN go searching for the nearest food/drinks.

All in all, a great show in a great venue, and of course, it was on the University of Texas campus which I always love! Thanks for hosting Dream Theater, very glad I didn't miss this show.

Jonathan Z Gribetz

Jonathan Z Gribetz left a review 1/21/2017

it was Ok - but I found her humor juvenile.

Leopoldo A Reynaga

Leopoldo A Reynaga left a positive review 1/12/2017

He was pretty hilarious. I would definitely go watch him again if he comes back.

Ritvik Arehole Aithal

Ritvik Arehole Aithal left a positive review 11/10/2016


Daniel W Cloud

Daniel W Cloud left a positive review 9/28/2016

I can't find anything bad to say about this show. Everyone, especially the male and female leads, were outstanding. Also, the dancing and acrobatics were very impressive

Stephanie Lewis

Stephanie Lewis left a positive review 3/21/2016

Loved seeing (and hearing) Patty - the acoustics were so crisp. Great format with the round-robin style performances. #useyourvoicetour

Max Preglau

Max Preglau left a positive review 10/28/2015

, nice halloween arrangements, excellent classical movie, musical accompaniment sometime in conflict with the film dialogs

Kimberly Linda Perez

Kimberly Linda Perez left a positive review 11/3/2015

It was such a unique experience, the fact that no cameras or recording devices weren't allowed and we were seated made all the difference in how genuine the show was! It was my first time seeing Maynard and it felt like an honor! Super rad!

Angelia Okabayashi

Angelia Okabayashi left a positive review 9/16/2015

First time to attend something for the University like this, incredible event. Wasn't too long, appreciated the brief introduction and formally setting made me feel proud to belong here. Choir was wonderful as well.

Afroza Parvin

Afroza Parvin left a positive review 9/17/2015

It was great meeting a bunch of dedicated faculties ready to go with Fenves's visionary leadership.