September 29-November 7, 2021 | People's Plaza at ZACH

ZACH Theatre will present Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-Winning musical, Into the Woods playing September 29-November 7, 2021, under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Dave Steakley. Into the Woods will be brought to life outdoors on The People’s Plaza using ZACH’s architecture and natural environment in surprising ways as part of the ZACH360 experience.

Stephen Sondheim’s fairytale masterpiece plays outside on the People’s Plaza at ZACH in a contemporary, re-imagined interpretation, using the architecture and landscaping as the backdrop. The plaza will transform into the woods and envelop the audience as Rapunzel lets down her hair from the Topfer balcony, Cinderella loses her slipper on the stairs, and the Milky White cow sculpture moos to life with Jack and his Beanstalk. All of the Giants wrestled in 2020 are there too, but with the assurance that “No One Is Alone” and there is light ahead.

Performances run Tuesday through Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

Special Events in celebration of Into the Woods:

  • Champagne Opening and Press Night – Thursday, October 7, 2021
  • ASL Interpreted available upon request through the Box Office. Please give 24 hours’ notice.

Age recommendation: Thirteen and up.

Run time: Two hours and forty minutes including one twenty-minute intermission.

Tickets start at $28.00 



A negative COVID-19 test result must be obtained within 72 hours (3 days) of the show date. Both molecular (PCR) and antigen (rapid) tests will be accepted. In lieu of a negative test, patrons may volunteer proof of vaccination. Negative COVID-19 test, or proof of vaccination will checked upon entry to ZACH’s campus. The following forms of proof of vaccination will be accepted:

Physical vaccination card

Verified App (CLEAR Health Pass, My Bindle)

A photo of a physical vaccination card

Final vaccine must be dated at least 14 days prior to show date.

The policy applies to both indoor and outdoor performances and will affect audience members ages 12 and up. Children under 12 will not be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test upon entry. Masks must be worn by all patrons, at all times, except when actively eating or drinking.

Find more details on safety, procedures, and the most current up to date information at zachtheatre.org/healthandsafety.


Event Details

Ticket Information

  • Cost: Start at $28.00
  • Phone: 512-476-0541 x2

Presenter Details

  • Name: ZACH Theatre
  • A non-profit organization, ZACH creates intimate theatre experiences that ignite the imagination, inspire the spirit, and engage the community. As Austin’s leading professional producing theatre, ZACH employs more than 300 actors, musicians, and designers annually to create its own diverse array of nationally recognized plays and musicals under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Dave Steakley and Managing Director Elisbeth Challener. Each year, ZACH serves nearly 140,000 Central Texans – 57,000 of which are children and youth who participate in our education and outreach programs, as well as inspiring camps and classes. Founded in 1932, ZACH is the longest continuously running theatre company in the state of Texas, and one of the ten oldest in the country. Visit www.zachtheatre.org for more information.

    ZACH Theatre’s 2021–22 Season is sponsored in part by Baylor Scott & White Health, Holiday Inn-Town Lake, Betty Nowlin, and Carolyn and Marc Seriff; and by grants from The Shubert Foundation, Junior League of Austin, The National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, and the Cultural Arts Division of The City of Austin Economic Development Department.

Venue Details

  • Address: 701 W Riverside Drive
  • City: Austin
  • State: TX
  • Zip: 78704