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Wortham Center

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Address: Houston, TX
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Description: 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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Cullen

There is a complex of theaters in wortham. We saw Branford Marsalis in the more intimate Cullen. Wonderful facility with a great artistic director. Tickets were reasonably priced... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

There is a complex of theaters in wortham. We saw Branford Marsalis in the more intimate Cullen. Wonderful facility with a great artistic director. Tickets were reasonably priced. Parking is a bit tricky or expensive. Sound quality was excellent. There was a lot going on the night my girlfriend and I went. The opera was happening in the neighboring theater.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

From the outside of this building, although it covers a city block, doesn't give the passersby an appreciation for what is inside. When you walk in the grand entrance you'll be instantly hoisted up an escalator leaving the bustling street behind. Even though all modern ticket taking amenities are used here you will think you've traveled in time to a... More 

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Galveston Island, Texas
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17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My first visit to the Wortham Center will not be my last!!! What a beautiful venue. I attended an event in the small auditorium and didn't realize until later that there were twice as many people in the large auditorium. The ushers were friendly and well organized. The bathrooms were clean and plentiful. GREAT JOB to all who made the... More 

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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The Wortham Center was massive looking from the outside. We went to see the Nutcracker. There were events in both theatres that night and the employees seemed to be very organized. We had no problems in getting to the correct theatre and finding our seats. Very enjoyable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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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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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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
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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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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44 helpful votes 44 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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