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Wortham Center

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Address: 501 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002
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+1 832-487-7000
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 11:00 - 17:00

This majestic theater houses the Houston Ballet and the Houston Grand...

This majestic theater houses the Houston Ballet and the Houston Grand Opera.

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World class opera house

The Wortham is home to the Houston Grand Opera and the Houston Ballet. It a magnificent building which houses two beautiful theatre spaces - one for the large opera and ballet... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 January 2017
Robert S
Lawrence, Kansas
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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The Wortham is home to the Houston Grand Opera and the Houston Ballet. It a magnificent building which houses two beautiful theatre spaces - one for the large opera and ballet performances and the other for smaller productions and stage plays. I remember when it was built and we visited during a public open house. We were blown away.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Great new performance. The theatre is a fantastic venue. We learned that you may pre-order drinks/snacks for intermission. This service is great!

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The Woodlands, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

We had a wonderful evening watching the Nutcracker in the Brown Theater. Beautiful decorations and a nice large venue for Houston.

Spring, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

For the price of the tickets the isles between the seats should have a lot more room! Trying to get out of the rows are ridiculous. If you want to get out everyone has to get up, and even then you can barely get by. I am not sure where all the comfortable seats are? But, we were not in... More 

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Lumberton, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Parking is as good as you can get with that many people coming and going. They do a good job in my opinion. The theater is lovely with adequate restrooms. There's a restroom downstairs that usually has no waiting unlike the one on the top level. The seating is good and temp has never been too hot or too cold.... More 

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Bellaire, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The Wortham Center is one of the great opera houses in North America. Housing the Brown and Cullen theaters, this majestic building was designed with state-of-the-art facilities for rehearsal and performance. It shares parking with the rest of Downtown's Civic Center and is surrounded by other theaters, restaurants and bars. The large esplanade in front of the Wortham serves as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We attend the Nutcracker every year for the past 12 years and we really enjoy it. This year is the new production of the Nutcracker and it was a AMAZING! So much better - and I really liked the previous production - but this fresh, more engaging, whimsical, and beautifully performed. They have a lot of children in the ballet... More 

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Kingwood, TX, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

It is so good place that we became a member for years. I have seen many operas and ballets here that we as family think they are first class. The artistic and music director bring many many great operas. He conducts some most difficult operas. I do not know how to express what a grate place this is. Every year... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

At first glance you don't see it right away, you have to listen for the water running. Once you find it, its a great place to relax among the busy city traffic and take pictures.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Such a waste. It would of been nice if it worked for once. Not sure why it's not working but. Lot of people were disappointed.

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