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Austin Circle of Theaters

1997 B. Iden Payne Awards

The Circle
Established in 1974, the Austin Circle of Theaters is a non-profit arts service organization that acts as an umbrella for all theater organizations (70+ and counting) in Austin, Texas. Our mission is to make Austin an environment where theater flourishes. We encourage excellence in our theater community with annual awards ceremonies (The B. Iden Payne Awards), and serve as an information clearinghouse and a sponsor of many theatrical projects. The Austin Circle of Theaters can get you connected to the Austin theater community. If you have any questions about theater in Austin, just call Ann or Mary Alice in the Austin Circle of Theaters office at (512)499-8388. Office hours are 10 a.m.-noon and 2-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays. The office is located in the heart of downtown Austin at 823 Congress Avenue, #5. Drop by!

Curtain Call
Every month, the Austin Circle of Theaters publishes the 20-page "Curtain Call" newsletter. It’s packed with valuable Austin theater information. Show listings. Auditions and classes. All the latest theater news. Call (512)499-8388 today to get a complementary copy of "Curtain Call." Or, if you join the Austin Circle of Theaters, you’ll receive one every month.

Austin Circle of Theaters Member Services/Benefits

"Curtain Call," an info-packed monthly theater newsletter
Austin Theater Hotline
Ticket discounts at most Austin theaters
Free preview performances at many theaters
Employment assistance and job referrals
Library of professional theater publications, plays, etc.
Audition information
Magazine discounts
Headshot/resume source book for casting purposes
"Backstage" Austin community television series
Health insurance

Join the Austin Circle of Theaters lickety-split, using our handy email form!

Austin Circle of Theaters Community Services
The Box Office
Playfest, a theater festival for children
The B. Iden Payne Awards
Membership fee discounts for students

Get Involved
Volunteer opportunities abound in Austin theaters. Call the Austin Circle of Theaters office at (512)499-8388 if you want to sew costumes, work in a box office or help slap labels! Also, donations to the Austin Circle of Theaters are always appreciated. All donations are tax-deductable.

Contact Us
Austin Circle of Theaters
823 Congress Avenue, #5
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512)499-8388
Fax: (512)499-8026
Email: [email protected]

Photo by Christine Galida of Dirk VanAllen in a Live Oak Theatre at the State production.
The Austin Circle of Theaters is funded in part by the City of Austin under the auspices of the Austin Arts Commission, and by a joint grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.