AFS offers tours of Austin Public for middle school, high school and university educational institutions 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 middle school, high school, university and/or community organization.
(2) Group must be between 5 – 30 people in total. (This includes students and chaperones.)
Typically, school tours for career exploration and tours for community organizations are free (based on staff availability).
Due to operational hours and production schedules, we can only book one tour date each month, typically on Fridays.
Tours last 30 minutes to 1-hour, depending on the interests of the tour group.
At Austin Public attendees will learn about Austin Public’s TV station operations and how we serve the Austin area as a Community Media Center. This includes an editing lab, production equipment room, two fully operational television studios, audio production suite and podcasting studio. You will meet Austin Film Society staff and learn about our community programs as well as career opportunities within the film and creative media sector of Austin and beyond.
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, but we do have picnic tables in the front of our building and there is an adjacent City park. There are also 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.