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Esther's Follies

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Address: 525 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
Phone Number: 512-320-0198
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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From Chicago we'd love to go to Second City for a fun night & lots of laughs! Moving to Austin we've now found our "Second City" called Esther's Follies - fabulous show, lots of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Kathleen W
Austin, Texas

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Austin, Texas
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From Chicago we'd love to go to Second City for a fun night & lots of laughs! Moving to Austin we've now found our "Second City" called Esther's Follies - fabulous show, lots of laughs, plugs on politics, and incredible magician! Shannon is very helpful with making sure you're satisfied. We do the general seating and never have been disappointed!

Thank Kathleen W
Austin, Texas
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been in Austin for ten years and I bring all of my friends that are visiting Austin! Best show in town if you are looking for a little magic and a lot of laughs!

Thank ZenPen
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Esther's Follies was possibly my favorite entertainment of all time. Each and every scene was creative, witty, and well-executed. I loved the variety in the acts and the world-class magician. This is a must see!! The additional cost for reserved seats is worth it. (Might not be appropriate for children.)

Thank Lyss R
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49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You don't stop laughing the entire time. Its quick witted fun that is incredibly worth it. High recommend going and enjoying the evening. I was amazed when I found out that they do new skits each weekend! I wasn't sure that was possible with how good the performance was! Definitely stop and see Esther's Follies. You won't regret it. I... More 

Thank MrsLtraveler
McKinney, Texas
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a funny, albeit raunchy at times stage show. The illusionist is wonderful (how does he do that?) Very sharp, snappy and creative show; includes audience participation. Every seat is a good seat. Love how they use the picture windows to expand the show. Cost of tickets is worth it. Not appropriate for children.

Thank Linda G
Traverse City, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled on Esther's while the first show of the evening was letting out. Every person leaving the show was laughing and said it was awesome. We were visiting and had no idea what to expect. Seriously laughed for 90 minutes. Great, current political skits, dancing, magic. Just go!

Thank autumnTC
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132 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a reason this place is highly rated. It's just a lot of fun to go be entertained. Political satire is really well done. There is also a great magician. The price is right. There are no bad seats. We sat near the back on the side and had great views. It's a small enough place.

Thank NyFunnygirl
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83 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Esther's Follies was the highlight of our trip to Austin. The jokes were spot on, the singing and even the magician was very good. I don’t really care for magic and thought it would be a bummer but it wasn’t. I was sitting front row and still couldn’t figure out how he did those tricks. But then again, his assistant... More 

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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The show kept us laughing the whole time. The magician was amazing. Seats were a little bit hard to sit in but the show was great. We would suggest you sit closer to the middle. We were on the right-hand side and couldn't see what they were doing just outside the windows behind the stage. This clearly was the best... More 

Thank Cwink2015
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Really enjoyed the magician and his tricks. In very good taste. What killed this performance for my entire company was the continously put downs of anything or anyone associated with the Republican party. They were also very apparently biased on anyone NOT from Austin. Even with me being from Texas myself, I still felt offended by all the obvious arrogance... More 

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