AFS offers tours of Austin Public for educational and community organizations. Whether it’s a closer look at careers or exploration of the complete production process, AFS tailors tours to the interests and skills of attendees.
Your tour group must meet the following criteria to be eligible for a tour:
(1) Group must be associated with a school, university and/or community organization.
(2) Group must be between 5 – 30 people in total. (This includes students and chaperones.)
(3) There must be at least one adult per 8 kids.
Tour requests can be submitted here.
Tours at Austin Public are $5 per student and designed to be interactive and hands-on. Participants will have the opportunity to see themselves in front of a green screen and learn about television production.
Due to operational hours and production schedules, we can only book one tour date each month. Please see below for tour dates for the 2019-2020 school year. Depending on group size, you may be combined with another group. All tours begin at 10:30am.
- October 18, 2019
- November 15, 2019
- December 13, 2019
- January 17, 2020
- February 7, 2020
- April 17, 2020
- May 8, 2020
Tours last 1 – 1.5 hours, depending on the interests of the tour group.
At Austin Public attendees will learn about community public access channels, tour the Community Media Center which includes editing lab, production equipment room, and two fully operational television studios. Participants will also see themselves on a large projector in various scenes in front of the green screen!
Tours are open to all ages, however children ages 9 and up tend to engage with the tour better than younger students.
Austin Public is a working television production facility, and as such all tour groups must be respectful of the space. Filming may be taking place in our studios therefore we ask that all groups remain together and with chaperones at all times. Group photography is allowed in certain areas of the facility.
Unfortunately, there are no concessions at Austin Public, we do have picnic tables in the front of our building and there is an adjacent City of Austin park. But, there are numerous restaurants and parks near by that can be used by your group.
Photography is allowed at Austin Public in certain areas of the facility. Please check with your tour guide for permitted areas.