Music & Theater
in Houston, TX
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615 Texas Ave
Houston, TX 77002 Directions
Get a taste of Tony-award-winning theater in the heart of Houston at the Alley Theatre. Visiting artists from around the globe make every production special. During the holidays, you'll see family favorites like "Peter Pan" and "A Christmas Carol" in full-scale Broadway production mode.
The Tony-award winning Alley Theatre in Downtown Houston is the crown jewel in H-Town's thriving stage arts scene. The talented cast, crew and producers never fail to challenge themselves with a wide variety of plays each season.
The Alley Theatre company was founded in 1947 and has thrived by staging new plays, classics, unearthed pieces that have regained new life, and modern musical theater pieces.
The professional theater company uses a 75,000-square-foot facility to build sets and rehearse. The Alley Theatre Center for Theatre Production is the largest facility of its kind.
The result is season after season of highly regarded productions that rival the original Broadway and off-Broadway runs.
As one of the most prestigious resident theaters in the U.S, the Alley Theatre typically stages 11 productions each season. The theater seats 824 for the main stage and 310 for the more intimate Neuhaus stage.
Plays previously performed include: "The Mousetrap," "St. Nicholas," "A Behanding in Spokane," "A Christmas Carol," "Peter Pan," "Amadeus" and "Pygmalion."
The Alley continues its educational and outreach efforts each year, encouraging young playwrights, performers and future patrons to participate and explore. Programs include From Stage to Page, HYPE (Houston Young Playwrights Exchange) and the Young Performers Studio.
7326 Southwest Fwy
Houston, TX 77074 Directions
Catch one of your favorite musicians or bands at the Arena Theater, a legend in Houston's music scene. The revolving stage and intimate theater has hosted notables like Aretha Franklin, REO Speedwagon and Foreigner.
The Arena Theatre is a living legend, thanks to the living legends that have played here throughout the theater's history, after it was built in 1965.
As one of Houston's oldest concert venues, the Arena Theatre is notable for its arena-in-the-round style and excellent acoustics that have showcased such legendary performers as Willie Nelson, BB King, Tom Jones, Aretha Franklin and Smokey Robinson.
In fact, the intimate setting feels more like a private event than a concert venue. All seats are less than 60 feet from the stage, giving audience members the feeling that they are part of the show, not just spectators.
The stage revolves, too, so every seat in the house is an excellent one. Other notable performers include Foreigner, REO Speedwagon, Clint Black and Huey Lewis and the News.
Full-service bars and a secure parking garage are among the many amenities here.
Children's Museum of Houston
1500 Binz St
Houston, TX 77004 Directions
Let your kids go on a discovery tour of a museum built just for them. At the Children's Museum of Houston, all of the exhibits and attractions are meant to be touched. Tons of interactive fun including the EcoStation, FlowWorks, Invention Convention and more.
The Children's Museum of Houston sets the standard for today's hands-on, interactive museums of learning and discovery, built especially for younger patrons.
The 90,000-square-foot museum has a 5-star rating on social network sites, was voted "Ultimate Kid-Friendly Attraction" in a Houston Chronicle readers' poll, and tied for the No. 1 spot as the nation's best children's museum in Child magazine.
The exhibits are bilingual and the museum serves children ages birth to 12 years.
Permanent exhibits include:
- FlowWorks - This exhibit unleashes the power of water for children to explore and research the concept of energy flow. Plus, it's got plenty of wild, wet fun that young imaginations can't resist!
- Kidtropolis, USA - Finally, a chance for kids to rule the world! Here at Kidtropolis, the under-12 bunch do everything adults do, and more! Youngsters can start a business, hold a job, elect each other into city government and get a business loan. Learn about real life in a game-style atmosphere.
- Power Play - This newest exhibit teams up to teach kids about health and physical fitness. While they're jumping around and having fun, kids learn that exercise is fun and good for you.
- CYBERCHASE - The Chase Is On! - It's up to kids to thwart the evil Hacker who's on a mission to take over the Internet! This exciting math exhibit takes kids on a technical adventure and shows them how to play digital detective.
- Invention Convention - Gadgets and gizmos galore are laid out for kids to connect, create and construct anything their heart desires. Here they'll learn to imagine it and create it!
- EcoStation - Kids naturally care about the Earth, and this exhibit teaches them to understand how our actions impact the environment - and what we can all do about it! Kids become empowered after learning about water quality testing, soil exploration and other tests they can take home and perform in their own backyards.
- How Does It Work? - Answers to the most pressing questions of the day, like "How does a wireless phone work?" and "Why can't people see in the dark?" Explore a real '66 Mustang to discover what makes a car go, and lift yourself 5 feet into the air to learn how a simple pulley system can move even the heaviest of objects.
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
5216 Montrose Blvd
Houston, TX 77006 Directions
Immerse yourself in today's cutting-edge arts scene at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. The non-collecting institution hosts a stellar rotation of attractions and exhibits in print, photography, graphic arts and other mediums.
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is a museum of passion and honesty, committed to providing the best in contemporary new art and exploring the advent of modern art through the years.
Founded in 1948, the museum features international, national and regional art in rotating exhibits. New artwork is presented along with educational materials and scholarly publications, all meant to enrich the visitor's overall experience, appreciation and understanding.
The institution is located downtown in the heart of the Houston Museum District. Its building is a widely recognized stainless steel structure created by award-winning architect Gunnar Birkerts. The new location opened in 1972.
Ongoing exhibits have included "Perspectives," a series of works by emerging and well-known artists that have not yet shown in Houston.
Thematic presentations recently have included Finders/Keepers, where the museum has asked patrons to lend back pieces of art that were originally shown years ago at the museum; Elvis + Marilyn: Two Times Immortal; Abstract Painting Once Removed; and Other Narratives.
Houston Center for Photography
1441 W Alabama St
Houston, TX 77006 Directions
Capture a moment in time at the Houston Center for Photography, which exhibits work by emerging and established photographers. You'll find evolving exhibits and plenty of spur-of-the-moment workshops to brush up on your photography skills.
615 Louisiana St
Houston, TX 77002 Directions
It's always a season to remember at the Houston Symphony. Throughout the year, the institution cultivates musical appreciation for all tastes. The symphony produces a classical season, pops season, a family series and symphony specials, so there are plenty of opportunities to catch a performance on a romantic date.
Institute of Hispanic Culture
3315 Sul Ross St
Houston, TX 77098 Directions
Learn about the the historical, linguistic, scientific and artistic influence of Hispanic culture in the United States at the Institute of Hispanic Culture. Events include Fridays at the Movies, Day of the Hispanic World and the Mexican Film Festival.