Music & Theater
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If you’re looking for a fun alternative to the same old movie theater outing – whether with friends or family – take a look at our music & theater options. This area is full of exciting things to do, including theatrical productions and musicals.

Check out our venues below and add some magic to your days. Each listing includes a more detailed description of the venue and the events they host, as well as their name, address, phone number, website, and driving directions.
Alley Theatre
Alley Theatre

(713) 220-5700

615 Texas Ave
Houston, TX 77002   Directions Website

Join Alley Theatre, the crown jewel, where actors, designers, composers, and playwrights thrive using arts scenes on stage and produce up to 16 plays yearly, ranging from the best current work to re-invigorated classic plays. The talented cast, crew, and producers challenge themselves with different shows each season.

In addition to the educational and outreach efforts each year, they encourage young playwrights, performers, and future patrons to participate and explore programs like Stage to Page, HYPE, and the Young Performers Studio.

Arena Theater
Arena Theater

(713) 772-5900

7326 Southwest Fwy
Houston, TX 77074   Directions Website

Catch one of your favorite musicians or bands at the Arena Theater, a legend in Houston's music scene. 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 and notable performers as Willie Nelson, BB King, Tom Jones, Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson, Foreigner, REO Speedwagon, Clint Black, and Huey Lewis and the News.

The intimate setting feels more like a private event than a concert venue. All seats are less than 60 feet from the stage, giving you the feeling that you are part of the show, not just a spectator. The stage revolves, too, so every seat in the house is an excellent one.

Houston Ballet
Houston Ballet

(713) 227-2787

501 Texas Ave
Houston, TX 77002   Directions Website

Experience the magic of ballet at Houston Ballet, where they dedicate their time to creating meaningful change by developing a space that honors what is unique in us all.

They also inspire a lasting love and appreciation for dance through artistic excellence, exhilarating performances, innovative choreography, and superb educational programs that attract the world's best dancers and choreographers and supply them with an environment where they can thrive and further develop the art form.

Houston Symphony
Houston Symphony

(713) 224-7575

615 Louisiana St
Houston, TX 77002   Directions Website

The Grammy Award–winning Houston Symphony has played a central role in Houston’s cultural and civic life for more than 100 years. The symphony is now one of America’s oldest performing arts organizations and the largest performing arts organization in Houston.

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, a pops season, a family series, and symphony specials, so there are plenty of opportunities to catch a performance on a romantic date.

Miller Outdoor Theatre
Miller Outdoor Theatre

(281) 373-3386

6000 Hermann Park Dr
Houston, TX 77030   Directions Website

Enjoy outdoor entertainment under the stars at the Miller Outdoor Theatre, one of Houston’s culturally diverse and always free outdoor performance venues.

Relax in the covered seating area or enjoy a pre-performance picnic on the hillside as you experience the most diverse eight-month season of professional shows that include classical, jazz, and ethnic music, dance, ballet, Shakespeare, musical theatre, classic films, and more.

STAGES
STAGES

(713) 527-0123

800 Rosine St
Houston, TX 77019   Directions Website

Catch live entertainment at STAGES, where the plays push the boundaries of everyday theater. A talented troupe, guest performers, and a penchant for putting a modern spin on classics define this popular playhouse.

Known for presenting cutting-edge works that push the boundaries of traditional performances, STAGES produces original plays, puts a modern spin on classics, and nurtures new talent in writing and performing. The repertory troupe includes talented performers, artists, and stage professionals from the Houston area and presents guest artists from around the world.

Stageworks Theatre
Stageworks Theatre

(281) 587-6100

10760 Grant Rd
Houston, TX 77070   Directions Website

Catch a family-friendly production at Stageworks Theatre, where the mainstage productions include, A Christmas Carol, The Drowsy Chaperone, Sylvia, Harvey, Beehive: A 60s Musical, Mamma Mia!, and more.

Stageworks Theatre produces eight theatrical works like dramas, comedies, and musicals each season, reflecting the high artistic quality and cultural diversity. They strive to inspire adults, teens, and children by providing a safe and encouraging environment that fosters creativity, respect, personal growth, and character development.

The Hobby Center For The Performing Arts
The Hobby Center For The Performing Arts

(713) 315-2400

800 Bagby St
Houston, TX 77002   Directions Website

The Hobby Center For The Performing Arts is a soaring feat of architecture and versatility, featuring 60-foot-high glass walls with sweeping views of the downtown skyline.

Inside the Hobby Center, you'll see full-scale Broadway productions and first-rate performance companies that elevate the Houston arts and nightlife scene. The center is also home to two diverse theaters that accommodate a variety of performances, Sarofim Hall and Zilkha Hall.

Theatre Southwest
Theatre Southwest

(713) 661-9505

8944 Clarkcrest St Ste A
Houston, TX 77063   Directions Website

Theatre Southwest continues its passion for performance with six productions, a Festival of Originals, and monthly workshops. The entertainment venue showcases seasoned performers and break-out talent.

As the theater continues to evolve and grow, it looks to lead Houston into a new era of breathtaking performances and live entertainment. All this creativity and activity takes a lot of work and a good amount of creative people.

If you are an actor who would like to direct, a director who would like to act, a backstage person who would like to be a front stage person, a writer who would like to try out a new piece of writing, someone who would like to experiment with a specific type of play,  or volunteer at the theatre for any reason make sure to check them out.

Theatre Suburbia
Theatre Suburbia

(713) 682-3525

5201 Mitchelldale St Ste A 3
Houston, TX 77092   Directions Website

Theatre Suburbia is an all-volunteer theater that is all-heart and all-talent and has produced a variety of plays, including classics, heavy dramas, dark comedies, light comedies, mysteries, original scripted, and children's shows.

Throughout the years, they have endeavored to provide quality, live theatre to the Houston area. They try to reach as many as possible by providing unique sets seen with each show. Being a small theatre, they refer to physical limitations, not the quality of work performed.

The ensemble has a growing reputation for flawless productions, with a knack for choosing challenging, lesser-known scripts that include Panic, Waiting To Be Mended, If It's Monday, and This Must Be Christmas.

Theatre Under The Stars
Theatre Under The Stars

(713) 558-2600

800 Bagby St Ste 200
Houston, TX 77002   Directions Website

Sit under a ceiling of twinkling lights inside the Theatre Under The Stars and watch timeless classics in addition to new and innovative musical productions. You'll find featured shows like Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, The Wiz, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Ragtime, Jerome Robbins' Broadway, and more.

Though the TUTS group performed outdoors at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, today, TUTS performs in the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, a 2,650-seat theater with a fiber-optic ceiling that twinkles as the lights dim, harkening back to the theater troupe's open-air performances.

Wortham Theater
Wortham Theater

(832) 487-7000

501 Texas Ave
Houston, TX 77002   Directions Website

There's always something exciting to see at the Wortham Theater, for it is home to the Houston Ballet, the Houston Grand Opera, and Da Camera of Houston, a group that performs chamber and jazz music. In addition, it hosts social galas, civic meetings, corporate and group events, and weddings.

The Center's architectural design, designed by Eugene Aubry of Morris Aubry Architects, has been lauded as a cutting-edge study in form and function. It also houses the 2,500-seat Alice and George Brown Theater and the 1,100-seat Roy and Lillie Cullen Theater.

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