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Wortham Center

Address: Houston, TX (Downtown)
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Ranked #15 of 126 Attractions in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: This majestic theater houses the Houston Ballet and the Houston Grand Opera.
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This majestic theater houses the Houston Ballet and the Houston Grand Opera.
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Wow! The Houston ballet preformed for one NITE at the Jubilee last week and it was fabulous. How difficult is it to dance one performance one NITE! Words cannot describe how talented the HB IS. We were asked for dinner with the dancers on stage after the ballet and what a treat. Lucky Houston JAW

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We have gone to the Wortham to see the ballet for 9 years now. We love it!. The tree at Christmas time is amazing!!! The food is expensive, like $3 for a regular size bottle of water but good. Service is outstanding. Everyone is very helpful. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because of the seating. If... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My daughter and I went to see the Houston Ballet perform Shakespeare's comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream. The Wortham is always a pleasure because of its acoustics and visibility from every comfortable seat. I love the elegant lobby, the grand escalator, the red carpets everywhere, the helpful ushers and staff, the yummy food and drinks. I especially enjoy the easy... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I have been to many things in both of the theaters at the Wortham, and have always enjoyed good viewing, good acoustics, and a beautiful setting. There is often a buffet available before performances, always a bar. Seating is comfortable and easily accessible.

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Burlington, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I went to the Cullen Theatre in the Wortham Center to see the fantastic show "Marilyn:Forever Blonde”. The show was outstanding and so was the theatre. Houston is blessed with a large supply of world class theatres. The Wortham Center is world class. Big theatres, mid size theatres all in one. Well situated. Very well run. A very pleasant experience... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Large enough to seat a sizable audience, yet small enough to ensure an intimate theatre experience. I attended an evening with Bette Midler as part of the Brilliant Lecture Series, and it was just like having a conversation with an old friend in front of the fireplace. The balcony seats are well placed, and comfortable..although the stairs are steep and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I grow weary of ambitious architects who create designs for music halls that will only be dated in a decade. how many "mistakes from the 70s" must we endure. Not so with the Wrotham Center. Unlike is grotesque cousin the Hobby Center, the Wortham is evocative of a European Opera House with a slight Texas accent. Sightlines are fantastic and... More 

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AUSTIN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The most important thing for a theater is comfortable seats with a good food which the Wortham Center has. Nothing to fancy about the theater itself. Its in the northwest corner of downtown near the Bayou Center but otherwise not near too many other dining options; hence, four stars instead of five.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Now normally when we go to The Wortham Theater we have a splendid time however this past Friday was terrible. It was a production by The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of The Sorcerer. It was awful and I mean awful! We left about 30 mins into it! It was a mess from the beginning ...when we went to pickup our... More 

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Houston, Texas
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7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is the home of the Houston Ballet Company... I have never been a fan of the Ballet till last year... Oh what a surprise.. The talent of the dancers and the music of the orchestra is excellent. I now have season tickets.. See one and you can become HOOKED.

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