La Pastorela 2021
by Teatro Vivo

Dec. 09 - Dec. 19, 2021

Teatro Vivo’s La Pastorela returns to celebrate the season with this warm and fun annual tradition created for you and your entire familia!

Directed by Carl Gonzales, Teatro Vivo’s 2021 La Pastorela is a celebration of the Austin BIPOC community. Set in the present time, this year’s production keeps all the lessons and humor of the well-loved, traditional Pastorela, with our favorite shepherds, angels and devils, but sets them here—with us—in our city. This year’s offering includes plenty of inspiring original and known music, under the direction of (and played live by) Eric Flores. Be sure to get your tickets early as there will be limited seating, ensuring social distancing for everyone’s safety. Also, please bring a canned good/ non-perishable food item to share with Jesus, Mary and Joseph (and Teatro Vivo will pass your gifts along to a local pantry). Commune with us to celebrate the season and one another at this warm and fun annual tradition created for you and your entire familia!


Performances (limited seating):

December 9th*, 10th, 11th, 16th, 17th, and 18th at 7 PM

December 12th and 19th at 2 PM

* December 9th - ASL Interpreted (please email us after purchasing tickets to request services)

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This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Thursday performances (12/9 and 12/16) are pay-what-you-wish!


Parking Passes available at front of house.

La Pastorela 2021
by Teatro Vivo
Teatro Vivo

December 09 - December 19, 2021
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
600 River Street
Austin, TX, 78701

We’re back familia! Our winter show this December of 2021 will be presented live in person at our home, the Mexican American Culture Center. Check out the dates and times below. 

Directed by Carl Gonzales

Dec 9, 10, 11 , 2021 at 7 PM

Dec 12 at 2 PM

Dec 16, 17, 18 at 7 PM

Dec 19 at 2 PM

Ticket $0 - 25, available HERE.