Lions and tigers and flying monkeys, oh my! The Wizard of Oz is coming to the Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theater from July 7 through August 12, and this big musical production is FREE to attend! This is the 59th year that Zilker Theatre Productions provides outdoor musical theatre to the Austin community, and The Wizard of Oz is one of the most ambitious shows they’ve ever presented.

Do512 Family is a very proud sponsor of this year’s production. We can’t wait to see the Wicked Witch of the West, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow, and of course Dorothy “and her little dog, too”. We’re excited to be among the Hillside audience ready to be amazed by rainbows, twisters, and the yellow brick road.

ZTP’s Executive Director, Kate Hix says, “We can’t imagine a more magical show on The Hillside! While producing The Wizard of Oz outdoors is quite an undertaking, we couldn’t be more excited to combine the beauty of the Zilker Hillside with the incredible spectacles of Oz.”

It’s a blast to pack a picnic, spread out a blanket and chill with friends and family while watching a big, Broadway show under the stars!

Dates & Showtimes: The Wizard of Oz runs July 7 – August 12 at 8:15 p.m. on Thursday – Sunday evenings. You can arrive as early as 6 p.m. to get good seats.

What to Bring: Bring a blanket, a picnic basket and/or cooler.Food, drinks and chair rentals are available at the Wells Fargo Hillside Market (proceeds benefiting the production).  No glass containers, no smoking, no pets allowed.

While it is free to attend, donations are greatly appreciated to keep the Zilker Summer Musical going each year. So you may wish to bring cash to donate to Zilker Theatre Productions, which is a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

Parking: City of Austin offers FREE parking in the Polo Field (above the Hillside Theater) in Zilker Park on Saturday and Sunday evenings starting at 6 pm. Thursday and Friday nights feature free parking all day long.

More Info: For much more information, please visit You can also follow the production on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates and some behind-the-scenes photos.

–> Giveaway: Want to see the magic behind the curtain? Enter to win a backstage tour of The Wizard of Oz for your family on Saturday, July 22 at 6:45 p.m. This will also include VIP seating and complimentary pre-show snacks. Entering the giveaway will add you to our twice-weekly email list where you can keep informed about the best local events for families.

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