Venue Tours

MEET AT WILLIE & EXPERIENCE MUSIC’S BEST ADDRESS!

Meet up with friends, family, and coworkers at the Willie Nelson statue at the foot of the ACL Live Grand Stairway for a quick photo with Willie before daily tours of the world-renown venues, ACL Live and 3TEN.

The tour provides an all-access experience of the permanent home of the Austin City Limits TV show, from backstage, to the KLRU-TV production studio, to the legendary music photography of Scott Newton and Jim Marshall. Learn why ACL Live is one of the best sounding and most technologically advanced venues in the world. Beginning in April 2016, you will also visit 3TEN, the newest addition to the Austin City Limits family.

Tag your photos, #MeetAtWillie and we’ll share our favorites—see you soon!

Tours run Monday through Friday, 11am–Noon and begin from the ACL Live Box Office located on Willie Nelson Blvd (W. 2nd Street). The stairs leading up to the venue are located on 2nd Street and Lavaca. Please arrive fifteen minutes early to ensure that the tour begins on time.

Ticket Information:
*Tickets can be purchased in person at the ACL Live Venue Box Office (open 10am–3pm) or at the Austin Visitor Center, located on 602 E. 4th Street.
*Tickets are $12 per person; $10 per person for groups of 10 or more.
*Cash and Credit Cards accepted.

More than Just a Music Venue:
ACL Live is the home of the KLRU-TV produced PBS program, Austin City Limits, the longest running music series in American television history.

On the Mezzanine level you will find the Keller Pfluger Gallery, featuring the photography of longtime Austin City Limits’ staff photographer, Scott Newton. All of the featured photography is the work of Scott Newton and has helped contribute to the iconic style of Austin City Limits for almost 40 years.

The balcony level features the “Jack & Jim” Gallery, the largest exhibition of works from the estate of legendary photographer Jim Marshall.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum designated the television show, Austin City Limits an official rock and roll landmark. The official plaque is on display backstage and out in front of the venue on Lavaca Street.

Facts about ACL Live:
Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater is a state-of-the-art, 2,700+ person capacity live music venue. No seat in the theater is more than 75 feet from the stage.

ACL Live is nestled next to the W Austin Hotel & Residences, which are both located within Block 21, the first mixed-occupancy building of its type in the world to be LEED certified. LEED is a mark of excellence developed by the U.S. Green Building Council acknowledging measurable performance attributes that benefit human and environmental health.

2nd Street was renamed in honor of Willie Nelson. A statue was erected on April 20th, 2011 and now stands out in front of the venue at Willie Nelson Blvd (2nd St) & Lavaca St.