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Wortham Center

Houston, TX (Downtown)
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Ranked #20 of 173 attractions in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Description: This majestic theater houses the Houston Ballet and the Houston Grand Opera.
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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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419 reviews 419 reviews
101 attraction reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 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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Houston, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Went to the ballet for years, they are not up to a tour d' force of performing Ravel works, good, but not great. They are more of a Tchaikovsky 1,2,3 , dance tempo. A standard family ballet who cannot compete with the creativity and daring of a European troupe. Their Dracula was very good, Rites of Spring and Daphnes et... More

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Saw "Swan Lake". This performance was outstanding. If you've never been to the ballet, this is a great first one to see. It is quite long, so maybe not great for young children.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This was a beautiful theater and even had a restaurant inside that served a light meal. There were many tables so there was not a problem with seating. Everyone was polite and the art exhibits in the foyers added a touch of class to an already classy theater.

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Houston, Texas
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111 reviews 111 reviews
33 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

My daughter and I attended the Swan Lake Ballet at this theater and from the parking, to the seating, to the show, service and staff attitude was first class! It seemed everyone bent over backwards to see that we had a lovely evening, It was my daughter's first experience at a professional ballet (we have seen many community productions) and... More

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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Visited for opening night of Swan Lake. Beautiful performance. Had seats in the balcony box. Was very high up. Extremely steep stairs down to the boxes and NO legroom! Balcony II, row J. Seats 1 & 2. View was fine but very cramped for a 3 hour show.

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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

home to the opera and the houston ballet amazing building full of charm and character. great place to just visit and absorb check out their websigh for events

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