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Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

Performing Arts Venue, General Entertainment, and Hobby Shop
Downtown Houston, Houston
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  • Mario d.
    "Saw Wicked here, you can see perfectly from the mezzanines."(5 Tips)
    Mark K.
    "Valet is $15, but if you drive a Lexus, it's free."(4 Tips)
    Houstix.com N.
    "just before intermission."(3 Tips)
    Andres N.
    "Complimentary valet parking if you drive a Lexus."(3 Tips)
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  • Houstix.com N.
    Houstix.com NickJuly 17, 2016
    Mezzanine seats are the best value especially if you can secure center mezz. Also beat the bathroom/bar lines by tipping out just before intermission.
  • Bobby W.
    Bobby WitcherMarch 22, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    If you can't get the orchestra, the front row mezzanine has great views! It's arguably better than many areas of the orchestra because the view is not obstructed by others.
  • Houstix.com N.
    Houstix.com NickJuly 17, 2016
    Mezzanine is best value. Also I hear there's free valet for Lexus owners. I drive a Camry. 😣
    Upvoted Jun 22
  • Dack J.
    Dack JustizJanuary 5, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Reserve your drinks before the show and they will be waiting for you at intermission
  • Tracy S.
    Tracy SMarch 29, 2014
    Don't wait for the elevator. You might as well just take the twenty flights of stairs. It is quicker that way. The production however, was amazing.
  • Greta J.
    Greta JSeptember 16, 2013
    Plenty of parking underground across the street for $7. Exited without delay too!
  • officialfye
    officialfyeJanuary 19, 2011
    Are you a Rock of Ages fan? Now that you’ve checked into Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, be sure to stop by your local f.y.e and check-in to save $2 on the Rock of Ages soundtrack ($7.99 after d Read more
  • Jindaporn D.
    Jindaporn DinkelOctober 27, 2011
    I wen to Arista Restaurant at the TUTS, their Gulf crab salad is superb and very nice waiter 'Marvin' was serving us there.
  • Sam S.
    Sam SharifAugust 9, 2013
    Great show Wicked! Valet was closed 20 mts prior to show starting and that was NOT good. Get there early
  • Linton W.
    Linton WJanuary 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Season ticket holders for Broadway Across America has nice perks: free parking vouchers, free drink vouchers (free snacks during intermission), etc,
  • Michael C.
    Michael CastilloApril 9, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Great place. . When I was with ATSC and dip productions hear back in the 90's and even see shows here it still leaves me with awh
  • Laura
    LauraSeptember 2, 2012
    Instead of buying tickets online, take the time to go to the box office in person; you'll save a bundle on service fees!
  • Mario d.
    Mario de la GarzaJuly 24, 2013
    Very beautiful theater! Saw Wicked here, you can see perfectly from the mezzanines.
  • Arce D.
    Arce DuarteJanuary 26, 2016
    Awesome staff and great atmosphere! The Hobby Center is a spectacular place to come and enjoy your favorite shows!
  • Natalie R.
    Natalie RayDecember 26, 2015
    I have been there for the Rockettes and the Christmas Story. Both good but Rockettes might be better than the other lol
  • Samantha A.
    Samantha AlMeiDecember 19, 2014
    Love it! Great theater in Houston!
  • Xtina V.
    Xtina VigilFebruary 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything. Take a chance on the obstructed view.
  • Bobby
    BobbyDecember 20, 2014
    An excellent venue for music, dance and other fine arts performances!
  • @jvincephoto
    @jvincephotoFebruary 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    If at all possible, buy your tickets AT Hobby Center save yourself $15-20 on each ticket
  • David R.
    David ReedJuly 29, 2013
    Nice theater but sound was a bit muddled for Wicked. Don't know if it was the center of the traveling sound system.
  • Brittney G.
    Brittney GarneauMay 24, 2013
    Fantastic show! Though exiting was difficult because I didn't know what level we were on!
  • Laci M.
    Laci MaytonSeptember 6, 2013
    Don't park in the garage or you will be stuck for an hour after the show
  • MK
    MKAugust 9, 2013
    Loved this show! If you haven't seen it, it is totally worth it!
  • Angee C.
    Angee CarterJuly 28, 2013
    Wicked was absolutely wonderful! Must see.
  • Hidden Houston
    Hidden HoustonAugust 28, 2011
    TUTS will have a musical revue of its upcoming season at the Hobby Center during the Theater District Open House.
  • Martin L V.
    Martin L VargasNovember 18, 2013
    Arrive on time! Shows start sharp, on the dot.
  • CultureMap Houston
    CultureMap HoustonOctober 24, 2011
    If you can’t get to Broadway, just wait and those big-budget musicals that you’re longing to see will end up here.
  • Patrick T.
    Patrick TruaxNovember 18, 2013
    Great play, Chicago. Gallery seats a bit incomfortable.
  • Andres N.
    Andres NovoaNovember 1, 2015
    Complimentary valet parking if you drive a Lexus.
  • Chris N.
    Chris NucamendiDecember 24, 2014
    The rockets rocks! Lovely show!
  • Shelley S.
    Shelley SmithJanuary 18, 2014
    Everyone needs to see Tyler Perry's new play No Wrath Like A Woman Scorned! We laughed so much!
  • Josh O.
    Josh O'Brien4 days ago
    Amazing show!!
  • Paul D.
    Paul D ❤️February 9, 2013
    Free valet parking if you drive a Lexus!
  • Brittany C.
    Brittany CanoFebruary 5, 2015
    Check out tuts underground!
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeJune 13, 2014
    They should have an Alamo draft house night.
  • Dy L.
    Dy LicataDecember 1, 2015
    ✨🎟 #Theatre #performances 🎭
  • Ken Y.
    Ken YoungAugust 1, 2012
    Avoid Box 6 if you want to see more than 1/2 the stage
  • Kelly H.
    Kelly HammondJuly 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    This cast of Wicked was amazing!
  • Kirk K.
    Kirk KilpatrickOctober 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Valet has gone up to 20$ this season :-) still worth it!!!
  • Marianne C.
    Marianne CapozzoliAugust 9, 2013
    With Jackie,Michelle . Happy Birthday to me!
  • Mireya V.
    Mireya ValdiviaOctober 13, 2013
    It is really wow me !!!
  • Mark K.
    Mark KingApril 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Valet is $15, but if you drive a Lexus, it's free.
  • Diana S.
    Diana SaylakJuly 25, 2010
    Center Mezzanine are the best seats!
  • KB B.
    KB BrownApril 28, 2013
    This place is awesome!
  • Betsy D.
    Betsy DavisOctober 15, 2014
    Seeing "Anything Goes"
  • Skip M.
    Skip MJuly 12, 2010
    ask me how to see the shows for free
  • Brett H.
    Brett HardinJanuary 15, 2012
    Full Disclosure!!!
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