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September 24, 2020

The North Door announces permanent closure

The cabaret-style venue was an important stage for the arts community

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The North Door, the East Austin events venue that hosted everything from indie chamber ensembles, film screenings, podcast tapings and even political debates, has closed permanently.

North Door managers announced the news today. The 300-capacity room opened at 502 Brushy Street in 2009.

“During these very dark times that are decimating one business after another out there, it seems we are not immune to its painful sting,” a statement reads. “It’s been a long road for us over the last decade, and we’ve held on as long as possible, but it is with a very heavy heart that we must sadly announce that the North Door is permanently closing its doors.”

With its rounded stage, projection wall and flexible seating plan, the North Door was an important venue for the arts community. Those who regularly used the cabaret-style club include the Fusebox Festival, Graham Reynolds’ Golden Hornet Project and LOLA ((Local Opera Local Artists).


Jeanne Claire van Ryzin
Jeanne Claire van Ryzinhttps://sightlinesmag.org
An award-winning arts journalist, Jeanne Claire van Ryzin is the founder and editor-in-chief of Sightlines.