The Houston Theater District is an impressive cultural and entertainment center. The district features nine renowned performing arts organizations, and many smaller ones, in four venues – Jones Hall, Wortham Theater Center, Alley Theatre and Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.

You’ll also find Bayou Place which includes Sundance Cinemas, the Bayou Music Center and a variety of restaurants, clubs and the family-favorite Landry’s Downtown Aquarium, which is just a short walk away from the major theaters.

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WAR HORSE Comes to the Hobby Center May 27-June 1. Photo: The Cast of the National Tour of War Horse.
 

Alley Theatre
Communicating Doors
April 4 - 27
Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn returns to the Alley in this ingenious comic tour de force where Back to the Future meets Hitchcock. For Ticket Info »

Houston Ballet
Modern Masters

May 22 - June 1
This mixed rep has it all – George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments. William Forsythe’s thrilling In the middle, somewhat elevated; and two signature works by Czech master Jiri Kylián.

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Da Camera
Late Style NOW  | May 2

ICE performs works of John Adams, L. Andriessen and Steve Reich's Radio Rewrite, inspired by Radiohead.

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Houston Grand Opera
2013-2014 Season
  HGO’s 2013-14 Season is everything that makes opera grand. See all seven operas for as little as $15 a ticket when you subscribe!

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Houston Symphony
Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons | July 27, 2013
  Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons join the Houston Symphony for an evening of chart topping hits from the 1960's and 70's.

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Society For The Performing Arts believes that the arts are a measure of a civilized society and a catalyst for the enrichment, growth and pleasure for all citizens of that society.

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TUTS Underground
Murder Ballad | April 17 - 27
Sexy, explosive, new rock musical explores the complications of love, the compromises we make, and the betrayals that can ultimately undo us.

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Gexa Broadway at the Hobby Center
GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT | Mar 21 - Mar 23
Direct from Broadway, the smash-hit musical AMERICAN IDIOT tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia.

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Ars Lyrica
Susanna | Mar 29 Mar 30-
Ars Lyrica is proud to present the Texas première of this magnificent Handel oratorio on the Old Testament story of Susanna and the Elders, starring mezzo-soprano Marie Lenormand in the title role.

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Baker Monument updates
The stone plaques at Baker Common in the downtown Theater District have been redone with a larger type face to increase readability. Go to Centerstage
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