“Best Large Live Music Venue” – 2023 Best of Austin, Reader’s Choice

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Private Events at ACL Live

ACL Live at The Moody Theater is a state-of-the-art live music, performance, and private event venue that also serves as the new home of the KLRU-TV produced PBS program Austin City Limits, the longest running music series in American television history. An official SXSW venue, set in downtown Austin, ACL Live is the premier destination for live performances as well as private events. Our contemporary venue is LEED certified; reflecting our commitment to green living with the highest standard in sustainable development.

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Meet the Team

Jenn Walker

Director of Private Events
O: 512-404-1326

Don Pennington

Producer, Private Events
O: 512-404-1325

Charisse Sayers 

Sales and Production Manager, Private Events 

O: 512-404-1305


Claire Smith

Event Production Manager, Private Events 

O: 512-617-8360


Venue Capabilities

In the heart of downtown Austin, the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater (ACL Live) is a world-class live music venue and home of the longest-running music program in television history, Austin City Limits.

ACL Live promotes over 80 concerts and over 100 private events each year, including SXSW, benefit galas, parties and conferences. ACL Live is one of the country’s premiere content and media centers, reaching millions of viewers worldwide.

Venue Services

ACL Live offers flexible configurations and a dedicated production staff to work with you on every detail to bring your vision to life. From pre-planning and day-of-show, through event wrap-up and strike, we assist you every step of the way. Whether you choose a full venue buyout or host a smaller event in one of our many spaces, ACL Live provides endless possibilities to host entertainment, catering, activations and flexible configurations to create a memorable guest experience. 


Services Include

  • Top Notch Event Production Management
  • Public Ticketing Solutions 
  • Event Marketing
  • Enhanced Internet capabilities to support live streams
  • Staging: decks, truss, stairs, ramps, etc.
  • Audio: FOH/MON Engineers, PA, consoles, microphones, production crew, etc.
  • State of the art lighting , Lighting Designer, console, rentals, gobos, etc. 
  • Backline rentals for talent as needed
  • Rigging capabilities and labor
  • Stage Labor
  • Production runners 
  • Crew catering services 
  • Artist hospitality and craft services
  • 4 Dressing/ Green Rooms
  • Front of House management and staff 
  • Security services
  • On-site medic services
  • Production Parking

Seating Capacities

Venue Capacity

  • Seated 2100+
  • General Admission Floor 2500+

Stage Level

  • Seated 700+
  • General Admission Floor 1000+
  • Gala 450


  • 334 Fixed + 100 Standing
  • Includes 14 ADA Wheelchair
  • Private viewing suites on this level
  • All fixed seats have armrests w/ drink holders


  • 1112 Fixed
  • Includes 10 ADA Wheelchair
  • Includes 14 ADA Wheelchair
  • Balcony can be blacked out with house curtains if not in use
  • All fixed seats have armrests w/ drink holders

Miscellaneous Options

  • Outside Plaza – 46’x54’ space is available for outdoor events
  • Arena Style  – 110’x90’ stage removed


Private Group Tours

In addition to daily public tours, ACL Live offers custom tours to cater to your group’s personality.


The Scott Newton Experience: Roadmap of Photos 

  • Mezzanine Gallery Cocktail Reception
  • Full guided tour of ACL Live 
  • Scott Newton Tour for 2 hours
  • Custom digital screens to showcase your company or event
  • Group Photo taken by Scott Newton as a post event gift

Past Clients and Accolades

“I would be honored to work with any of you again on any event. Your leadership and professionalism made all the difference in the world – and your entire team was terrific. Putting in the extra ‘row’ on the musical chairs stage was a reflection of everything about you. You thought it would make the experience better, and you made it happen. You made a company-full of people have an extraordinary time last night – that they’re treasure for a long, long time. With great respect and appreciation!”

– Jimmy Dunn


“My sincerest thanks to you, Don and the rest of the staff at ACL for the amazing evening on Tuesday. The food, the tour, and the photo booth were a real hit and it made our meeting even better. The W Hotel put out a beautiful, delicious dinner for us and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Thank you again and God bless you!!!”

– Kris Southard


“I am still beaming from the party on Saturday. Everything was absolutely perfect! And we couldn’t have done it without all your help. Working with each and every one of you was such a pleasure and I appreciate everyone’s professionalism, attention to detail and flexibility. I have received so many compliments from employees on the décor, the food, the bar, the music, the lights, the Photo Booths and the After-Party! Kudos to everyone! “

– Janelle Austin, Global Events Director 

Make an Inquiry

For further information please contact privateevents@acllive.com.