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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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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Apprehensive but unfounded!

I did not read reviews before attending the follies so I was afraid it would be vulgar and rude. Now, I am not a prude but in today's world the language is openly spat out in all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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90 reviews 90 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I did not read reviews before attending the follies so I was afraid it would be vulgar and rude. Now, I am not a prude but in today's world the language is openly spat out in all directions f-bombing the world. Hard to avoid it. The troupe was very talented, up to date and funny. They "thumped"each political side with... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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174 reviews 174 reviews
4 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

First time at this comedy show and came away very pleased. It's evident that the performers really work hard at their craft and they strive for the material to be up-to-date and relative to current events. The material presented leans heavily toward the political genre, but I didn't feel they took sides...they poked fun at all parties equally well. Really... More 

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Denver
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Tht e evening was unexpected and just a ton of fun. I will put Esther's Follies on my list to visit on every trip to Austin--which is about once a quarter.

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Frisco, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is a great way to spend a few hours in Downtown Austin, especially between dinner and bar hopping. We were entertained from beginning to end. It is a small theater, so there are no bad seats. Make sure you reserve your tickets before you go as shows sell out early. Get there when the doors open and you may... More 

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Houston, Texas
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189 reviews 189 reviews
34 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Do you want to laugh till your sides hurt? Well Esther's Follies is the show for you when in Austin, Texas. This place gives a whole new meaning to "Texas,a whole different country." What fun, it is so fast moving...not a boring moment! We especially liked the open windows to the outside sidewalk of 6th street. As people walk by,... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I've been coming to Esther's Follies for over 30 years and they never disappoint! This is SNL on steroids, and a lot funnier, with magic and great musical/dance numbers.

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NY
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

a great hour plus, we enjoyed it all, regardless of politics. No one, nothing was sacred. Loved it, lots of talent, don't miss it! Reception staff was wonderful, a great first impression.

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Locust Grove, VA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

On February 26, 2015, my wife and I went to see Esther's Follies in Austin. A couple of years ago we went to Beach Blanket Babylon in San Francisco and the reivews of Esther's sounded similarly appealing. We were not disappointed. The enthusiastic cast and the various props were hilarious, and the magician was quite an illusionary artist. With a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

My husband and I went for our wedding anniversary and had a great time. The show was very funny and the characters were amazing. They stayed up to date on the current events and even had a magic show. I don't think the tickets are worth 25 per person. Maybe 20 or even 15. Still good though. Will be back.😇

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Seguin, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This was the second time for me to visit this spot. We were with a group of ten. Eight had never experienced Austin humor. At first it looks like a house downtown Austin on 6th St. Walking inside the excitement begins. We were greeted by the actors and ushered inside. Right away we knew this would be an experience to... More 

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