Hyde Park Theatre develops writers, designers, directors, and actors from within the Austin community, while at the same time producing works by exciting new and established voices of the alternative theatre scene. We will work with a broad and diverse base of local artists to produce theater that confronts, challenges, and entertains. We have a strong commitment to paying local writers, actors, and designers a decent wage for their work, and to expanding the base of working artists in Austin. We hope to diversify and expand the audience for theater in Austin, making theater accessible and essential across lines of income, class, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

Our goals include:

- producing Southwest and world premieres of the best of the world's new alternative theatre, as well as those classic works of alternative theater that still have the power to challenge modern audiences.
- to add to the canon of American theatre by creating, developing, and producing new plays by local and national writers.

Hyde Park Theatre also produces FronteraFest, a five-week city-wide unjuried fringe festival featuring over 800 local and national artists annually.

Hyde Park Theatre welcomes your support! In addition to making Hyde Park Theatre your first choice in theatrical entertainment, we cordially invite you to donate time or money.
In addition to the generous support we receive from generous theatre patrons like you, Hyde Park Theatre has been funded by the City of Austin, The Texas Commission on the Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Greg and Mari Marchbanks Family Foundation, Ben Willie Darrell East Austin Youth Fund, Rockerfeller Multi-Arts Production Fund, Pew Charitable Trusts, and individual contributions.

We would especially appreciate:

  • Free rehearsal, shop, or storage space
  • LCD projector
  • All-in-one laserprinter
  • Lighting and sound equipment
  • Tools
  • In-kind gifts of printing, copying, photography
  • The services of skilled plumbers, carpenters, electricians, or audio-visual professionals

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