Theater On The Hilltop

Mary Moody Northen Theatre operates as a professional arena theater offering programming that enriches, engages and entertains both the campus community and the greater Austin area.

Standing at the center of the Department of Performing Arts training program, MMNT productions allow students to discover their voices as performers, producers, and storytellers while working alongside professional actors, directors and designers. Through our academic and theatrical programming, we all work towards building a more ethical and inclusive theatrical field. MMNT is the only undergraduate program in the United States that offers a full season of performances in agreement with the Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), the union of professional actors and stage managers.

Actor in Cabaret
Actors performing in Mr. Burns

Our Shows

The MMNT 2024 - 2025 season kicks off with Macbeth by William Shakespeare followed by Broadway’s Tony Award-winning hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields. The new year begins Nunsense: The Mega Musical by Dan Goggin a hilarious musical spoof about the misadventures of five nuns trying to manage a talent show. In April, MMNT audiences will be the first to see the brand new play Walden written and directed by nationally recognized director and playwright KJ Sánchez. Click here for more information and show dates.

Students acting in To Kill a Mockingbird
Students acting in Pride and Prejudice

Single Tickets

Single reserved tickets go on sale six weeks prior to opening. Adult single tickets are $28 - $30, Seniors/SEU Faculty and Staff tickets are $24 - $26 and Students tickets are $15. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the MMNT Box Office at 512-448-8484.

Season Subscriptions
When you subscribe, you support live theatre in Austin and make a direct impact on our students. Subscription prices for all four shows range from $78 to $96 and are only available until Sept. 29, 2024.  As a MMNT Season Subscriber you’ll:

  • Save Money: Season subscribers save up to 15% off our single ticket prices.
  • Get the Best Seats: Select your seats and dates before tickets go on sale to the general public.
  • Receive Free Ticket Exchanges: If the date you chose doesn't work, you can exchange your tickets up to two hours before the performance.

Season Subscriptions can be purchased online or by calling the MMNT Box Office.


All productions are held at the Mary Moody Northen Theatre on the St. Edward’s University campus. Productions run Thursday -Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Actors performing in Misalliance
Actor performing in Mouthful

Plan Your Visit

The only arena theater in Austin, Mary Moody Northen Theatre sits at the center of our campus and offers spectacular views of the Austin skyline. Arrive early to experience a picturesque sunset and view the twinkling city lights. During the spring performances you won’t want to miss the blanket of bluebonnets covering the hilltop. MMNT is located minutes from the vibrant South Congress Shopping District, allowing our patrons to enjoy unique restaurants, shopping and nightlife before or after a show.

Directions and Parking

We know Austin traffic and campus parking can be a challenge, so we ask that you allow yourself plenty of time to reach MMNT and arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to the show.


St. Edward's University is located at 3001 S. Congress Ave. Austin, TX 78704. The campus is south of Oltorf Drive and west of I-35. The campus is easily accessible from Congress Avenue or I-35. Border streets include Woodward Avenue to the south, Congress Avenue to the west, and St. Edward's Drive to the north. There are campus entrances from each of these streets. The Mary Moody Northen Theatre is located on the east side of our campus at the end of Theatre Pass. You will recognize MMNT from its round design, its prominent placement on the hilltop, and the identifying banners on the sides of the building. Get driving directions and learn more.

Parking/Vehicle Registration

Campus parking is free for ticket holders; however, St. Edward's University parking policy requires MMNT visitors to register their vehicle when attending a performance. A link to the vehicle parking registration form and a parking map will be emailed 24-hours prior to your performance to email address associated with your ticket order. Unless you are a current student, faculty, or staff with a 2023/24 campus parking permit, please complete the short vehicle registration prior to your arrival on campus. Once registered, you may park in the Green, Blue, and Yellow parking lots, which includes the campus Parking Garage. Please do not park in Orange parking lots. See campus parking map. With numerous campus events happening simultaneously, please allow your party plenty of time to park and arrive to the theater. Please refrain from curb parking.

Additional Information

  • All sales are final, no refunds. Ticket exchange requests for the same production may be made 48-hours prior to the original purchased show time. Exchanges are subject to availability and a $10 exchange fee per order will be applied. There are no refunds for price differences on exchanges.
  • Seating begins approximately 30 minutes prior to the show time.  For the safety of our performers, late arrivals will not be seated until intermission. The lobby will open one hour prior to the show time.
  • We will offer a small concession stand in the lobby. However, concessions are not permitted in the theatre. At this time our concession stand only accepts cash and Toppertender.
  • No firearms are permitted on campus, either open or concealed.
Actors performing in Hamlet
Actor performing in Dragon Lady