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On Stage: Performing Arts in Houston

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One thing that surprises newcomers to Houston is its world-class performance arts scene. The city is second only to New York for the number of theater seats in a concentrated U.S. downtown area. The city takes the spotlight when it comes to cosmopolitan cultural fare – Houston boasts its own opera, ballet, symphony, and theater companies in addition to many other independent stages and venues.
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501 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002, USA
The Wortham Center will remain closed until September 2018 while it recovers from Hurricane Harvey flood damage. 

Wortham Center is home to the Houston Ballet and the Houston Grand Opera, the only opera company in the country to win Tony,...
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615 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002, USA
Jones Hall for the Performing Arts is home to the active Houston Symphony and the Society of Performing Arts. Many other traveling performance art companies also come through this centrally located theater. Art installations inside the beautifully...
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615 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002, USA
The Alley was founded over 60 years ago as Houston’s theatre company. There are two stages at the Alley -- the Hubbard and the Neuhaus -- both without a bad seat in the house. The Alley presents work throughout the year including world premieres...
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800 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002, USA
The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, located in downtown Houston, stands as the anchor of the Houston Theater District. Through their Uniquely Houston program, the Hobby provides a home venue for Houston's smaller and mid-sized nonprofit...
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6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030, USA
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At Miller Outdoor Theatre, you can attend fantastic performances nearly every week during its eight-month season. All shows are totally free to the public, and events include dance and music festivals, classic movies, student showcases, and the...
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2007 Grant St, Houston, TX 77006, USA
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Many people consider Anderson Fair – Houston's legendary folk and acoustic music "listening room"– an unsung cultural treasure. Grammy Award-winning artists like Nanci Griffith, Lyle Lovett, and Lucinda Williams have all played here. It began as a...
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3400 S Main St #292, Houston, TX 77002, USA
Diverseworks hosts all manners of visual, literary and performing arts. Every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m., they host DWOW, which could feature a dance piece, improv comedy, puppet show, artist talk, jam session, or something else entirely -- you never...