Austin Rainbow Theatre is encouraging LGBTQIA+ artists and community members in central Texas and beyond to act out loud. “Equality means more than passing laws. The struggle is really won in the hearts and minds of the community, where it really counts.”

Our Mission

Austin Rainbow Theatre provides affordable theatre that focuses on creating belonging, reducing stigma, honoring diverse LGBTQIA+ history and stories, and amplifying LGBTQIA+ artist and community voices

our history

ART began its mission in 2021 with an exploratory production of The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman and the Tectonic Theatre Project. This production was meant to gauge the necessity of an LGBTQIA+ theatre company and the response from the Central Texas community. After the outpouring of support from patrons, as well as the gratitude from members of the queer community, we knew ART would be around for a long time!

our people

Board of Directors


Jeremy Saenz

Vice Chair

Johnny Devora


Amanda Kates


Javier Lemus


Founder/Executive Artistic Director

Christopher Preslar

Technical Director

Lucinda Culver

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