Ground Floor Theatre



Ground Floor Theatre fosters an environment for creative thinkers and artists to produce works by and for under-represented communities lifting voices that need to be heard to people who need to hear them - creating equity through art.

Ground Floor Theatre provides a performance space for companies that share our vision and serves as a creative home for the Austin Performance Community for collaboration and artistic development





Ground Floor Theatre began as play! Theatre Group, a jewel box theatre on Cedar 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.


  • We concentrating on underrepresented communities

    • Communities of Color

    • LGBT

    • Disabled

    • Women

    • Age



Our 110 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