The Hillside is host to many beloved annual events such as Shakespeare in the Park, Zilker Theatre Production's Summer Musical and The South Asian New Year hosted by the Texas Bengali Cultural Alliance. During the months of March, September and October, organizations may request to rent the Zilker Hillside Theater for their public performance or special event. The outdoor venue’s large stage, ample lighting capability, amenities, and location (next to Barton Springs Pool) make it the perfect spot for your next dance recital, symphony or cultural event. All events must be free to the public. Any event with an estimated attendance of over 500 people will need to submit a City Wide Event application for approval by the Office of Special Events before the reservation request can be reviewed. For more information about the City Wide Event application, you can learn more about this process by clicking here.