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Esther's Follies

525 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)
512-320-0198
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Ranked #3 of 183 Attractions in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Comedy Clubs
Traveler Description: Esther's Follies...Now in their 36th Season of Magic, Music and Comedy on Sixth Street!                    ...   For over 36 years Esther's Follies... more »
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Austin, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I bought tickets to go here with a friend, and we showed up early. We were told that we were not early enough (30 minutes) and that they'd have to find us seats. There was an awkward sitting around time where we waited for them to pull 2 chairs and place them in the middle of the aisle... We sat... More

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Austin, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Where else can you find a show of skits, magic, humor, and music? Where you will laugh, and maybe become a part of the show? Only at Esther's Follies. It kind of defies description. It's an Austin thing, and you should go.

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Berkeley, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

A bit touristy, but it was one of those things you've got to do at least once while in Austin. I attended with a group--though I was the only one who opted for a reserve seat. Good choice: I wasn't hauled on stage to assist with a magic act like one person from our group. Hehehe.

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Manteo, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

My fiancee and I went on a whim as it was literally one block from our hotel (downtown hilton garden inn). This should be a MUST DO IN AUSTIN item!!! So funny!! Catchy!!! Original!!! If you have young kids....don't take them. Cheers!

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Austin, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is a must-do when in Austin. "Keep Austin Weird" is alive and well. Local actors perform original skits that the whole family will enjoy. It's on 6th street. Enjoy the down town life after the show, (not for the whole family).

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Tallahassee, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Went on a Saturday night and had a fabulous time. You may purchase tickets for reserved seats online--otherwise, seating seems to be first-come-first-serve. We purchased tickets for reserved seats. The friendly bartending staff helped us to get our night off to a good start--they were great. There is a nice courtyard to hang out in before the show--it's a great... More

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Dripping Springs, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We have been to this venue a number of times over the past 30+ years. It is ALWAYS a fun time with lots of great laughs. They put Saturday Night Live to shame! In fact, SNL would be better far off to do their shows from here--the audience laughs far louder and more frequently than they do at the TV... More

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Austin, texas
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115 reviews 115 reviews
33 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Long time entertainment venue in Downtown Austin with the best of local, statewide, and national political satire. Song and dance routines are always fresh and upbeat. Magical component is nothing short of amazing. This entire show could rival the best of Las Vegas. When you go, be prepared to laugh and howl until your jaws, chest, and stomach hurt. We... More

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Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Went to the show last night and had a great time! The humor, magic and overall wit of the cast had me smiling so much my cheeks hurt after the show. They also incorporate people passing along sixth street into the show, very well done. I will definitely see the show again.

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Austin, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Cast was amazing and had an incredible ability to improv. Made a corporate event fun! Right on sixth street so is an easy "beginning" to a fun filled night in Austin!!!!

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