Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater (ACL Live or Moody Theater)[1] is the theater and studio for Austin City Limits, completed in February 2011 as part of the Block 21 complex.[2]

Moody Theater
ACL Live
Full nameAustin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
Address310 W Second St
Austin, TX 78701-4609
LocationBlock 21, Second Street District, Downtown Austin
Coordinates30°15′55″N 97°44′49″W / 30.26528°N 97.74694°W / 30.26528; -97.74694
OwnerOpry Entertainment Group
Broke groundOctober 13, 2007 (2007-10-13)
OpenedFebruary 10, 2011 (2011-02-10)
Construction cost$40 million
ArchitectAndersson-Wise Architects
Structural engineerThornton Tomassetti
Services engineerJJA, Inc.
General contractorAustin Building Company

The Moody Foundation of Galveston granted $2.5 million to KLRU, the largest single gift ever received by the PBS station, to help equip the new home of Austin City Limits on Second Street (Willie Nelson Boulevard) in Downtown Austin, Texas with high-definition production equipment. In recognition, the venue is called Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater.

The theater/studio holds 2,750 fans, up from the capacity of 320 at its old space on the University of Texas at Austin campus, and hosts an estimated 100 concerts and 100 private events a year, in addition to the Austin City Limits tapings. KLRU gets 45 days a year, rent-free, to produce each season of the longest-running music series in American television history.[3]

References edit

  1. ^ "Venue". Austin City Limits Live. Retrieved 2022-03-06.
  2. ^ Barnes, Michael (9 December 2010). "W Austin Hotel & Residences Sneak Peek". Austin 360 Blogs: Out & About. Retrieved 2010-12-25.
  3. ^ Corcoran, Michael (22 October 2009). "New ACL venue to be called Moody Theater". Austin 360 Blogs: Austin Music Scene. Retrieved 2010-12-25.

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