The Vortex isn't your average local performing arts venue

The Vortex isn't your average local performing arts venue

Check out what's happening at The Vortex

From puppet operas to performance art pieces, every act that takes the stage at The Vortex is sure to be an unforgettably original oddity you and your date can bond over. The theatre also shares a lot with Butterfly Bar and Patrizi's, so you can enjoy the weirdness with a side of house-made pasta and a couple of delightful cocktails.

"The space has evolved and become an absolute wonder. Patrizi's is the tastiest. The drinks are yummy. There's always a show in the theatre or outside. It's a great, crafty bar for creatives and the curious alike." - Yelper Emily V

Scare the pants off of your date at Haunted ATX

Not literally. maybe. Haunted ATX t akes ghosts tours to a whole new level. Witness all of the spooky, haunted sites from the inside of a hearse. It's the only mobile haunted hearse tour in Austin. In this tour, you'll visit places all over Austin like the Tavern, Clay Pit, the Littlefield house and of course, the legendarily haunted Driskill Hotel. Who knows, a little bit of adrenaline might be just what this new romance needs to get kickin'.

"I took a first date on the Haunted ATX tour and we had a blast! What an awesome tour. Learning spooky facts about Austin was great! I've lived in Austin for 10 years and didn't know 90% of the history. What a fun way to learn about Austin!" - Yelper Shaggy R

Go see a Drag Show

For a truly magical and unique date night, catch one of Austin's best Drag Shows. Drag is the magical culmination of fashion, makeup, and queer identity. Breeding confidence and empowerment in the LGBTQ+ community, drag is reaching a new hype across the U.S., and Austin is no exception.Read more