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What was the first book that made you fall in love with reading? What were the stories in your youth that you read over and over again because you couldn’t get enough? Imagine a place where stories come to life in a way that recaptures those feelings.  The Archive Theater is that place. We take beloved stories and turn them into visually rich theater productions full of imagination and wonder. We combine powerful storytelling, gorgeous costumes, historical detail, and live music to give our patrons a taste of living in another time, or another world.

Our Mission


The Archive Theater’s mission is to breathe new life into Classical Theater and Literature of the 16th through the 20th centuries. We create new translations and adaptations of beloved stories to make them more accessible to contemporary audiences. We develop exquisitely detailed, extensively researched, and historically informed productions that provide visual context and understanding for the stories we tell to our audience in Austin, Texas.  

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