Each summer, students from across the country meet to mount three productions with professionals within the industry in a one-of-a-kind experience. They work as a traditional company, each member participating in all aspects.


Beyond the invaluable friendships and relationships I made during my time at the Long Center, my confidence and sense of self grew immensely; my participation in programs at the Long Center were pivotal in my personal and artistic growth throughout high school.
— Nico Champion

I loved being able to work not only at The Long Center, but to be there with such great people... who all LOVED what they were doing.
— James Jarrott


Now entering its 14th season, there isn’t any other program in the country quite like Austin’s own SUMMER STOCK AUSTIN. From performing to designing and building sets, these high school and college students from across the country learn about every part of a professional theatre company–all the while working side-by-side with local and national theatre professionals. The “company” rehearses for three weeks to mount three fully produced musicals in the Rollins Theatre at the Long Center. 

Support Us

In order to attract and retain the best and most talented students, Summer Stock Austin does not charge tuition to defray production costs, but instead relies on individuals, companies, and foundations to fund its unique mission.

The program is supported by ticket sales and through the generous donations of arts supporters.