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Ground Floor Theatre


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Ground Floor Theatre fosters an environment for creative thinkers and artists to produce works with a focus on historically underrepresented communities.



We provide a performance space and serves as a creative home for the Austin performance community for collaboration and artistic development.



GFT amplifies and lifts up voices that need to be heard to people who need to hear them, working to create equity through art.

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A little History

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 Blackbox Theatre

Our 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

  • Two Dressing rooms and a Green Room with private bathroom

  • 16 Chanel Audio Board

  • ETC Ion Light Board

  • Plenty of Parking

  • Management with 35 years of professional  theatre experience

  • Full Service Venue including

    • Ticketing

    • House Management

    • Concessions

    • Lighting and Sound

    • Video Projection


Contact GFT

We'd love to hear from you.


Whether you want to put on a production, sponsor a stage, or just talk theatre.


Lisa Scheps (For Most Anything)


Patti Neff-Tiven (For Venue Rental)


Simone Alexander (to discuss funding)

Visit us!

979 Springdale Rd

Suite 122

Austin, TX  78702

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