We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Esther's Follies

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 525 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
Phone Number: 512-320-0198
Website
Today
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 499 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 414
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Best time in Austin

This was our favorite thing we did in Austin. A hilarious, laugh-out-loud singing and dancing and magic and comedy show. The venue was very fun and its located right on 6th street... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
CynthiaLV9102
,
Saint Charles, Illinois
Add Photo Write a Review

499 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Saint Charles, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This was our favorite thing we did in Austin. A hilarious, laugh-out-loud singing and dancing and magic and comedy show. The venue was very fun and its located right on 6th street so you can walk around after the show. This is a MUST-do if you like political comedy with a liberal edge to it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Lots of fun!!!! Good old fashioned entertainment!!! These folks worked their butts off and did an amazing job!!! It was very funny, comedy on current topics, politics---the skit changes were so quick--I don't know how they did it?!?! We laughed a lot and had a very good time!!! Definitely recommend!!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I have not laughed this hard in so long, must see while in Austin! Will definitely come back next time we're in town. Everybody is so nice and very talented!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Esther's Follies has been making people laugh and have a great time for years. It's a wonderful place to take guests from out of town.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Maybe Austin's own long-running comedy show doesn't have celebrities, but the humor is often side splitting and hits the Texas nail on the head. Politics is certainly nothing sacred, and, let's admit, our Lege and elected officials provide fertile ground for spoof (can't wait to see their take on Jade Helm). Anyhow, what we do have is a funny and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nisswa, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Don't hesitate! Just go! A wonderful show that will keep you entertained from start to finish. We went with a diverse group of people and every single person came away filled with laughter and joy.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you like local and political humor presented with a taste of raunchiness, Esther's Follies is the perfect place for you. If you can't laugh when a comedian pokes fun at your political perspective, you should not go.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ventnor City, New Jersey
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My daughter and I went to the 10 pm show on Saturday and absolutely loved it!! It didn't hurt that I was incorporated into the show a bit by their very entertaining and talented magician. My 25 yr old daughter and I fondly state that this show was the highlight of our trip to Austin. Our cheeks were absolutely sore... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Atlanta
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
22 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

If you like Second City in Chicago, then you will really appreciate the political comedy at Esther's! Long running comedy club in the heart of the 6th Street nightlife. Lots of laughs, a few groans and a really good magician make it a can't miss venue. Some of the comedy is local flavor and us out of towners just had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Excellent comedy club with focus on political satire. If you're looking for improv like Second City, this is not the place. However, we laughed until it hurt, the show moved quickly and the humor was, for the most part, family friendly (think pg-13). The venue is small so if you have the option, book well in advance and if you're... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Esther's Follies also viewed

 

Been to Esther's Follies? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Esther's Follies staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?