Austin MN is lucky to have different theatres in the community. Summerset Theatre is a not-for-profit community theatre that collaborates with The Riverland Community College Foundation. This theatre typically has two-three productions each year. Frank W. Bridges Theatre is through Riverland Community College. This theater produces four productions each academic year. The Matchbox Children’s Theatre produces creative and professional quality children’s theatre.
Historic Paramount Theatre
The Historic Paramount Theatre is one of only four “atmospheric theatres” remaining in Minnesota. It originally opened in September 1929 and was designed for stage theatre and first-run movies. After several “re-purposing” the theatre was purchased by the Austin Area Commission for the arts and restored to the original décor representing the courtyard of a quaint Spanish village with twinkling stars and rolling clouds overhead.
Fully functioning theatre with a varied schedule of events and seating capacity of over 600.
Austin Artworks Center
The Austin ArtWorks center is home to the Austin Area Arts headquarters. the Austin Area Arts mission is to showcase local arts, to provide arts enrichment programs to children and adults, and to make a community of artists and art lovers.
The building houses a public clay studio in the lower level. On the main level, there is a retail store that sells hand-made creations from over 100 artists. There are a gallery and rental space on the upper level.