Ground Floor Theatre


Ground Floor Theatre began as play! Theatre Group, a jewel box theatre on Cedar Avenue and 12th Street.  In 2014 we changed our name to Ground Floor Theatre and updated our mission to concentrate on works by and for under represented communities.  We are an incubator to foster and grow new and groundbreaking works that shine a light on groups that seldom bask in light.


  • Focusing on original works.

  • Concentrating on underrepresented communities

    • Communities of Color

    • LGBT

    • Differently Abled

    • Women

    • Age



Ground Floor Theatre is Austin's newest theatre and venue on the East Side. 


Our 120 seat blackbox theatre is perfect for just about anything.  We offer a full service, well-managed and fun venue for theatrical productions.


  • 4500  square feet

  • Exciting new Development

  • 979 Springdale (at Airport)

  • Blackbox

  • Flexible seating for up to 120

  • Two Dressing rooms and a Green Room with private bathroom

  • 16 Chanel Audio Board

  • 800 Channel computer lighting console

  • Plenty of Parking

  • Management with 35 years of professional  theatre experience

  • Full Service Venue including

    • Ticketing

    • House Management

    • Concessions

    • Lighting and Sound

    • Video Projection

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Contact Information

Ground Floor Theatre

979 Springdale Rd

Suite 122

Austin, TX  78702

Tel: 512.840.1804​


Lisa Scheps


Patti Neff-Tiven

Kelsey Peterson


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