Joan Marcus

THE THEATER DISTRICT is an impressive cultural and entertainment center. The district features nine world 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 just around the corner which includes Sundance Cinemas, Bayou Music Center, Hardrock Cafe and a variety of other restaurants. Family-favorite, Landry’s Downtown Aquarium, is also located within a few blocks of each of the major theaters.


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Broadway at the Hobby Center presents Motown The Musical, July 21-26. Photo by Joan Marcus.

Resident Arts Organizations

Alley Theatre
The Foreigner
July 4 - August 9, 2015
The Foreigner is one of the most popular comedies in the Alley’s history. Alley Resident Company member Jeffrey Bean leads the cast of this comic gem. For Ticket Info »

Houston Ballet
Love Lies Bleeding

Jan 30-Feb 1
The undeniable joy of pop rock meets the breathtaking athleticism of ballet in Love Lies Bleeding, a celebration of the music of rock legend Sir Elton John.

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Da Camera
2015/2016 Season
Subscribe now for Da Camera's signature variety of chamber music and jazz concerts. Highlights include Elias String Quartet, jazz vocalist Gregory Porter, Sarah Rothenberg's Marcel Proust Project, SFJAZZ Collective and more.

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Houston Grand Opera
2015-2016 Season
HGO’s 2015-16 Season is everything that makes opera grand. 7-Opera packages start at $138 – as low as $20 a show. Subscribe today and save up to 60% by calling 713-228-OPERA (6737).

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Houston Symphony
Carmina Burana | July 17, 18, 2015
  Don’t miss over 300 musicians on an extended Jones Hall stage in this epic performance led by Andrés Orozco-Estrada! The festive songs of Carmina Burana celebrate love, feasting and merriment with wild abandon, all the while acknowledging the ever-turning wheel of fortune.

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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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Theatre Under The Stars
The Little Mermaid | Sept. 10 - 13
Back by popular demand for five performances only! Based on the Disney animated film and hit Broadway musical, The Little Mermaid is back to thrill TUTS audiences!

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Broadway at the Hobby Center
Motown the Musical | July 21-26
The true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul!

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Ars Lyrica Houston
Bach & Sons: At Court | Mar 28
Ars Lyrica’s season-long tribute to the Bach family continues with an evening of concertos by Johann Sebastian, Carl Philipp Emanuel, and Johann Christian Bach.

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