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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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Everyone who visits Austin needs to go to Esther's Follies!

Esther's Follies has been a part of Austin for over 20 years. It is a really fun, unforgettable experience. You will gain a whole new perspective of the current day politics and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Valerie Y
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Austin, Texas

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Austin, Texas
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Esther's Follies has been a part of Austin for over 20 years. It is a really fun, unforgettable experience. You will gain a whole new perspective of the current day politics and you will laugh until you cry! You will be completely amazed by the magician and will leave there talking about how in the world he did those things.... More 

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Thank Valerie Y
Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Up to date local and National humor. Many skits satirical musicals. The Magician is top notch and the finally is always superb. The venue is small enough so that there is not a bad seat in the house. Very "Austin" decor, great lobby and drinks.

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Thank Nathan S
Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A group of friend's went here and it was such a great show!! I laughed so much my jaws were aching, the cast is so talented and enjoy what they do. My friend and I were both singled out during the show multiple times, don't set anywhere near the front of you don't think you can be a good sport!!... More 

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Thank memememeyou
Austin, Texas
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The humor and wit are totally related to current events. Lots of hilarious parodies related to movies, netflix shows and politics of all types. Pay attention because it happens fast. Get there early and grab a drink at the bar. You can take in the theater with you. The theater is located on 6th street with a large glass window... More 

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Thank RoxxG
Austin, Texas
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is a fun, satirical and entertaining show. The contents of the show changes every 6 months, I think, but not sure. Parking is not too close so allow more time to find a parking lot.

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Thank harco001
Goliad, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can't go wrong with this show. The magical is...well... magical!. I have seen Vegas acts and this is just as amazing! The routines are all timely parodies on current events. The interaction with the "street" people is an added benefit!. But, watch out you may become part of the show! They call at least one person up on the... More 

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Thank MaryLeaP1221
Austin, Texas
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is a classic and captures the essence of Austin as a liberal island in a sea of Red Neck right wing nuts. When Bush was president they had so much material to work with that the show was always fresh and funny. Rick Perry was a great gift to these players as well. I guess Ted Cruz will... More 

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Thank Don T
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must do for Austin!!! It is a very talented cast. Get your ticket ahead of time to secure a spot. Makes fun of both conservatives and liberals in a way that no matter what group you side with, you have to laugh!! The laughs are between some fun magic tricks, so go in with an en mind... More 

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Thank Sondra W
Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

How do I describe this show? Well for one, it's a must do while in Austin because it is truly a ton of fun. This is no slow drawn out theater performance either. It packs a lot in and moves quickly with one thing after another combining comedy, satire, magic, illusion, singing/dancing, audience engagement, politics, current events, pop culture and... More 

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Thank Dlbos
Austin, Texas
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117 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We saw the funniest skits here, and no cussing or using the f-bomb! I was impressed. When you are in the audience, the crowds outside in the street look into the big picture windows and see the show too...but they can't hear, and that is the best of all ! Go Here!

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