The Scottish Rite Theater

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A 21st century non-profit arts incubator housed in a 19th century opera house, SRT engages over 12,000 children and families in the arts annually. From performances, festivals, summer camps to year-round school programs, SRT is the biggest little 300-seat venue in Austin, dripping with awesome history. Website

The Hideout Theatre

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The Hideout Theatre is a two-stage venue in the heart of downtown Austin. With a downstairs black box seating around 90 audience members and an upstairs stage maxing out at around 50, you can be sure of an intimate theatre experience. Sitting squarely in Austin's theatre district on the city's main drag, Congress Avenue, The Hideout is one block from 6th Street, one of the most famous stretches of bars and live music in the country, and five blocks from the majestic State Capitol. Website

The Velveeta Room

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Opening in March 1988 as stand-up comedy exploded all across the nation as a new and viable live entertainment option, The Velv has reduced many a comic to tears, and is considered one of the tougher rooms in the country. It consistently houses a rousing and cunning audience of comedy fans who give no quarter to the meek and timid. Website

The Institution Theater

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The Institution Theater is a 49-seat theater with a spacious stage and an elaborate lighting package located in a warehouse district just off South Congress in the heart of the 78704. Located just behind Penn Field, The Institution Theater is within walking distance of many restaurants and bars, and the infamous Ruta Maya Coffeehouse. Website

ColdTowne Theater

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ColdTowne Theater is Austin's home for alternative sketch, improv and stand up comedy. Located in the heart of the scenic Airport Blvd. car repair district, ColdTowne's intimate, rock 'n' roll environs create a petri dish where up and coming comedians from central Texas can hone their craft in front of packed houses 7 nights a week. ColdTowne Theater has boasted free parking and cheap comedy for close to six years, becoming a mainstay of the local comedy scene. Website

The New Movement

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The New Movement is a network of comedy training centers and venues located in Austin, Houston, and New Orleans, LA. Having recently outgrown their East Austin location, The New Movement now operates in an underground venue complete with a 70+ capacity stage and 2 classrooms at 7th and Lavaca. The theater actively tours the country and is proud to be involved with notable local festivals such as FunFunFun Fest, SXSW, Moontower, The Megaphone Marathons and now Out of Bounds. TNM has free or cheap shows every day but Sunday. Website